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Anointed, or elected?

To editor: On Oct. 25, Mayor Eric Adams appeared on Radio Vision Cristiana and said:  “I am mayor because God gave me the authority to be mayor, and he placed in the hearts of the voters to …

Fibber in chief

To the editor: In response to Joseph Cannisi's letter ( "An Undistinguished Tenure,” The Chief, Oct. 20)  He left out some more things Trump did and suggested as president of the United …

Obligations, even in war

To the editor: F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” …

A steep price

To the editor: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that in a response to the Hamas atrocities, there is a strong desire for “mighty vengeance.” Defense Minister Yoav Gallant wants to wipe …

The burnout factor

To the editor: The Chief recently reported that unions are pointing to the Tier 6 pension system as the reason why many agencies citywide and statewide cannot attract talent (“Tier 6 to blame for …

Leaders lockdown progress

On Oct. 23, City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and Councilwoman Carlina Rivera released a statement announcing the re-appointment of the independent Rikers Commission. The commission will be chaired …

Build up salaries

To the editor: I fully support City Councilman  Kevin Riley's proposed Fair Share Act ("Construction workers on city projects could get pay boost,” The Chief, Oct. 13). The legislation would …

By any means

To the editor: It is quite evident that the extent of Donald Trump's narcissistic, megalomaniacal madness is such that he would gleefully destroy the country if he cannot bend it to his will. Edward …

Our feline friends

To the editor: Very beautiful yet often misunderstood, prejudged and unjustly despised animals, cats are (“Wake-up Call,” The Chief, Oct. 20). Yet, one can credit human apathy, and even anti-cat …

Publisher's note

Last week, in the letters section of The Chief, a writer proposed a "proportionate response" to Hamas' brutal and horrific attack on Israel. The suggestion was to bomb ten oil refineries in Iran. …

Feedback

To the editor: A recent letter from a self-described moderate Republican entitled “ Fact-Checking ” suggests I need to do some regarding the Vietnam War and immigration. To begin with, I said …

An undistinguished tenure

To the editor: When confronted with the many objectionable statements or acts committed by Donald Trump, supporters often say “I know, but he did good things.” So exactly what are those “good …

Fact-checking

To the editor: Not all those leaning right are extremists. A registered Democrat friend calls me a "moderate" Republican. Another friend was amazed a conservative like me is against cruel and unusual …

No fruit from their labor

To the editor: I can see why the United Auto Workers union members felt compelled to elect Shawn Fain as their new president. I'm glad Fain is willing to strike to undo the damage of management and …

A proposed response

To the editor: It would be a proportionate response that serves Israel and us better than war.  Iran's proxy, Hamas, recently attacked Israel — murdering over 1,000 civilians, and boasting …

Separate fact from opinion

To the editor: Last time I checked facts are facts and opinion are opinion. We have to learn how to separate the two. The Municipal Labor Committee, along with union leaders Michael Mulgrew, Henry …

Adams' low-tech junket

To the editor: It’s unclear what facts Mayor Adams found on his “fact-finding” trip to Mexico, Ecuador and Colombia. Not surprisingly, there were multiple staged events and photo-ops promoting …

New House rules

To the editor: With apologies to Bill Maher, I believe Kevin McCarthy’s historic ouster as House speaker is cause for a “new rule.” In keeping with GOP disarray, it seems appropriate to borrow …

Welcome immigrants

To the editor: When I look back on the number of times the political right has been dead wrong, it makes me wonder how it remains a viable ideology. In somewhat chronological order, the right …

Trumpet triumphant labor

To the editor: Morals and decision making are guided by an appreciation for values. Transport Workers Union retirees are striving to join the achievements of organization leaders who took on titans …

Which GOP?

To the editor: With the big flood and the imminent shutdown of our government, we New Yorkers faced a disaster of almost Biblical proportions. Imagine if God told Noah to prepare for the Big Flood, …

A recipe for supremacy

To the editor: Every country, including the United States, employs a geopolitical strategy and ideology to guide its foreign policy. The Ukraine war is a case in point. President Biden told President …

Not Chuck Willis’ ‘What Am I Living For’

What am I living for if not for Trump, Why will I take up arms if not for Trump, Why will I lay down my life if not for Trump, Oh nobody else, nobody else will do. What am I longing for election day, …

Blurring party lines

To the editor: In addition to everything else that's wrong with Donald Trump, the thing that should have every reasonable person opposing him was his attempts, highlighted by the Jan. 6, 2021, coup …

The body politic

To the editor: Why are union leaders, including TWU 100, in NYC and governments nationwide allowing Medicare Advantage plans for their workers and retirees? They all claim to be cutting fat. However …

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