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A consequential presidency

To the editor: On the heels of passing the CHIPS Act, Senate Democrats passed the Inflation Reduction Act. 

A stand against tyranny

To the editor:  Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s planned visit to Taiwan as part of her Asia trip is the perfect opportunity to show loyalty to an important ally, prove that the U.S. will stand up to …

Reading and writhing

To the editor: It seems that the city’s cash-strapped Department of Education will be paying publishers big time for a “phonics” literacy program designed to promote its products.During the …

Power prevailing over reason

To the editor:  During the last 20 years, the Supreme Court’s Republican-appointed conservative majorities have disfavored the most powerless and ruled repeatedly in favor of corporate …

Reality? Check!

To the editor: When I read conservative opinion pieces, I have to wonder whether we all live in the same reality.  Following Cassidy Hutchinson’s damning testimony before the January 6th …

Aid and comfort?

To the Editor: At 2:44 p.m. on January 6, 2021, after the insurrectionists attacked police officers and entered the Capitol and when almost everyone close to then-President Donald Trump called for him to tell his sycophants to stop the violence and leave the Capitol, he refused to defuse the deadly riot and ask for peace.

A failure of rhyme and reason

To the Editor: A quote attributed to Mark Twain goes “history doesn’t repeat, but it does rhyme.”

The last word

To the Editor: If Joseph Cannisi wants to have the final word with "One last point...," he should get his facts straight.


To the Editor: I was disturbed by Ron Isaac's recent column criticizing charter schools for their self-promoting practices and lack of accountability.

One last point …

To the Editor: Apparently, a fellow liberal feels compelled to engage in a back and forth and submitted a second letter (“Credit where due, but …,” July 8th) straining to make his point …

Take a hard left, Democrats

To the Editor: The Supreme Court has recently issued a number of important rulings: abortion, guns, climate, voting rights, gerrymandering, campaign finance, unions and regulation of government …

Shortcomings in Uvalde

To the Editor: The cowardice seen in the video of the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, is breathtaking, disgusting and unbelievable. Knowing that young kids and teachers are being shot to …

Jan. 6 hearings a diversion

To the Editor:  An examination of Facebook and Twitter postings shows people are more concerned with soaring inflation, urban and suburban crime, fentanyl-fueled deaths, an unsecured southern …

Demand democracy

To the Editor:  Vincent Scala’s June 17 commentary questions the viability of our political system.  I think he's right. We have less representation today than a century ago. Ask …

The EPA’s mission impossible

To the Editor: I worked at the NYC Department of Transportation for nearly 30 years. NYCDOT has a very straightforward mission — to provide for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods …

Raise firefighter pay

To the Editor:  Sam Metz' July 1 article, "Labor shortage cuts into federal firefighter crews," clearly explains why this situation exists. Last year, President Joe Biden signed an executive …

Life, liberty under threat

To the Editor:  So far this year, there have been over 300 mass shootings (3 or more victims) in our nation, so we are likely to have had more than 500 mass shootings by the end of the year. …

Adams’ silence speaks volumes

To the Editor: Eric Adams claims he has the “backs of Blacks and Browns” in underserved neighborhoods, but in key areas the backs he has belong to big business and the police.

The republic needs a makeover

To the Editor: I was intrigued by the title of Vincent Scala’s column “Forget democracy, the nation is not even a republic” (The Chief, June 17) After reading it, I was in awe.

To the Editor: In reading The Chief I keep coming across the word "progressive." The rank and file are simply pro union.  Assuming that we agree with one political party sells us short.

Hutchinson a hero

To the Editor: Donald Trump, now the nation’s Fabricator-In-Chief, has called the courageous January 6th Committee witness Cassidy Hutchinson, a liar and a girl with mental problems.

The criminal mind

To the Editor: An old adage goes “to a hammer, everything is a nail.” The fourth and fifth public hearings of the January 6th Committee revealed a new twist on this adage — to a criminal, everyone is  crooked.  

Fear and loathing

To the Editor: The January 6th Committee hearings have exposed just how corrupt and treasonous are Donald Trump and his minions. 

Credit where due, but …

To the Editor: I'll give Joseph Cannisi credit for one thing in his letter "Two parties, ex parte" (June 24th Chief). Unlike in 2017 (not 2016), he did not attribute any views to me that were opposite positions I had actually taken. 

Not holding our breaths

To the Editor: Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the committee on the Anti-Gun Violence Bill, said that in spite of the sudden reluctance of GOP members to agree to the terms of the bill, he believes the bill will pass.

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