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Talking Point: Making the Case for Community Justice

Talking Point: Making the Case for Community Justice

BY ANA L. OLIVER | It’s time to put an end to the ongoing misery of the Rikers Island jails. Doing so will require wholesale justice reform and investments in community programs to divert people out of the system in the first place. It will also require establishing a smaller system of modern facilities in the boroughs […]

That’s the Spirit! Most Believe in the Beyond

That’s the Spirit! Most Believe in the Beyond

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Clay Routledge, author of the new book, “Supernatural: Death, Meaning, and the Power of the Invisible World,” was watching his university’s football team play a national championship game on TV. There were about 20 other friends in the room when a girl of 9 or 10 twirled in. She pointed out […]

Attacks on the Free Press are Attacks on American Values

Attacks on the Free Press are Attacks on American Values

The necessity of a trusted free press to the health of American democracy has been undisputed since the founding of our republic — until now. In recent weeks, the journalists of our free press have been slandered as “Enemies of the People” — not by a foreign power or fringe group, but by the President […]

Tracking the Trends of Tomorrow: Today!

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Trends are something I wouldn’t say I’m great at predicting. Years ago, when I was passing the Empire State Building, two tourists asked me if I’d take their picture. “Sure,” I said. They proceeded to hand me a phone. “What the heck?” said I. “Oh, you can take pictures with a phone […]

Eliminating the Tip Credit Will Burden Small Businesses

Eliminating the Tip Credit Will Burden Small Businesses

BY MARIA DIAZ | Successfully running a small business is not an easy task. It requires skills inthe areas of community engagement, marketing, operational and financialmanagement, human resources, and networking — just for starters. However, the possession of this knowledge is not enough. Entrepreneurs, business owners, and those they employ need a favorable business environment for […]

A Landmark Moment

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | After four years leading the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), Meenakshi Srinivasan has resigned as its chairperson, and will take a position at New York Law School. Srinivasan’s decision to step down from the critical agency, which she announced in April, came less than a month after local activists and preservationists […]

New York Should Take a Page From Utah’s Free-Range Law

New York Should Take a Page From Utah’s Free-Range Law

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Oh, to be as ahead of the curve as Utah! That state just passed the first-in-the-country Free-Range Parenting Law, based on the movement I founded, Free-Range Kids. The law guarantees that parents who choose to let their kids play outside, walk to school, wait briefly in the car (under some circumstances) […]

Canadian Newsprint is Not the Enemy — Tariffs Are

Canadian Newsprint is Not the Enemy — Tariffs Are

BY DAVID CHAVERN | Every day at the News Media Alliance headquarters, a stack of newspapers arrives for the staff and myself. But with the Department of Commerce (DOC) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) currently considering tariffs on Canadian newsprint, those days of screen-free reading could be coming to an end. The fact that […]

The War Against Democratic Turncoats Comes to Chelsea

The War Against Democratic Turncoats Comes to Chelsea

BY DONATHAN SALKALN (member, CRDC) | How does New York State — where Hillary Clinton took 59 percent of votes to Donald Trump’s 36.5 percent, and where it elected a Democratic Governor, a Democratic State Assembly, and a Democratic State Senate — still continue to turn its back on much needed Democratic legislation? The answer […]

Talking Point: Let’s Start with Love for the Second Amendment

Talking Point: Let’s Start with Love for the Second Amendment

BY JOSH ROGERS | “A well regulated Militia.” That’s how the Second Amendment starts. It’s a fact often ignored by people on both sides of the gun debate. Increasingly, I hear people who favor more gun restrictions quietly say something along the lines of, “If only we could change or get rid of the Second Amendment…” […]

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