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Stop the furor

To the editor: On Dec. 16, during a campaign stump in New Hampshire, Donald Trump created another furor by declaring that immigrants are “poisoning the blood” of America. His fanatics applauded …

Excuses and xenophobia

To the editor: Another superb letter from Frank Sterle Jr., this time critical of anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim bigots using the Israel-Hamas war as an excuse for their hatred.  There is truly no …

Peeling back the layers

To the editor: When I read The Chief’s headline “DC37 Sues City over Transfer of Union Members to Private Sector” (The Chief, this issue), I momentarily assumed that the story was a satire …

Giving the lie

To the editor: It seems as if we have an honesty problem with politicians at all levels. They keep pushing the fiscal cliff scenario that the economy will collapse even though every economist has …

Six senses

To the editor: Roughly six months into Donald Trump’s presidency, my feelings toward him included dislike, distrust, fear and sadness. Six and a half years later, I stand by all four emotions and …

Fictions and forgeries

To the editor: Statecraft is a hall of mirrors in a fun house. Nothing is what it seems and trusting leaders is a fool’s errand. Governments lie, tell half-truths and contradict themselves to …

The MTA's switch mechanism

To the editor: As a retired transit worker, I have received the letter which officially informs us of the change in our health coverage. Those in the Aetna OPPO Basic Option will be automatically …

Shameful on all sides

To the editor: For many years I’ve been, and still am, a critic of what I clearly see as the maltreatment of the Palestinian people by the state of Israel (i.e. its government and security/defense …

Budget fodder

To the editor: Mayor Eric Adams is proposing massive cuts to all city services despite having a huge surplus. He is saying a recession is coming and that he needs to cut schools, public …

A resounding refrain

To the editor: If college students voted in large numbers, the U.S. vote in the United Nations against calling for a ceasefire in the Israeli-Hamas war might well insure that President Joe Biden …

Storming Rikers’ Bastille

According to a recent New York Times article, the newly appointed commissioner of the city’s Department of Correction, Lynelle Maginley-Liddie, stated a federal takeover is not a “foregone …

Overdue on libraries

To the editor: The recent announcement about reducing library funding and closing some on Sunday is disappointing. This impacts libraries in every borough.  During the many cold winter days, the …

Drive them out

To the editor: Congestion pricing is a money grab, plain and simple. As a policy, it represents cooperation between the two worst people in the city: First, the cowardly and (unsurprisingly) …

Price pressures

To the editor: If one carefully reads the Associated Press article reprinted in the Nov. 24th Chief, it is easy to see why "Americans remain gloomy about the economy despite encouraging signs." …

Extremist positions

To the editor: Both the Israelis and the Palestinians should heed the words of Confucius around 500 BC:  “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves” (meaning one for yourself …

U.S. complicity in Gaza

To the editor: Does the end justify the means was a question often posed about the policies of two brilliant and deeply flawed New Yorkers: Robert Moses and Henry Kissinger. Israeli Prime Minister …

‘Wake up’

To the editor: Florida Congressman Byron Das wrote that "Open borders, soft-on-crime policies, and bending a knee to the woke PC mob" was behind the “apparent terrorist attack” at the …

In Gaza, legal and moral questions

To the editor: President Joe Biden and the U.S. government cannot morally and legally (under the rules of war) continue to support Israeli attacks on the areas where Hamas is hiding if it means that …

Through the looking-glass

To the editor: We have entered the twilight zone where good is bad and bad is good. Is it getting your hands caught in the cookie jar or is it accounting maneuvering?  What happened to the …

Mayor’s house of cards?

To the editor: Mayor Eric Adams recently said, “Trust me.” Maybe he means, trust me, but don’t cut the cards, don’t check the deck.   Adams, who promised a transparent mayoralty, …

A poor party ambassador

To the editor: As lifelong Republicans who consider themselves moderates struggle to find a standard bearer, Nikki Haley’s poll numbers started to rise. The problem is that Haley isn’t exactly …

Two-tiered justice

To the editor: Talk by political pundits about a two-tiered justice system is a hot topic on the cable news stations and on the Sunday morning talk shows lately. Depending on your party affiliation, …

Thankful for just enough

To the editor:  There's injustice in so many people having to choose between which necessity of life they can afford — nutritious food or shelter? Meanwhile, the more that giant-grocer …

Tax the rich

To the editor: Regarding the city’s recent budget cuts, ( The Chief, this issue ), would it not be easier to put in place a 1-percent across-the-board tax increase on those making more than the …

Stamp of disapproval

To the editor: When reading the back page of the Nov. 10 Chief, I see a brief story about Detroit's mail carriers being robbed at gunpoint. While we seldom have that in New York City, there have been …

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