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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely heard about the leak from the Supreme Court of a “draft” opinion from Justice Samuel Alito that may come out in late June overturning Roe …

A summer snowed in

“Now you see it, now you don't!" That sleight-of-hand routine has been a staple at children's parties for even longer than the Department of Education has been a nest of false promises. Their latest …

The Age of Self-Delusion

Blinded by what Barbara Tuchman calls “the bellicose frivolity of senile empires,” we are marching ominously towards war with Russia. How else might we explain Secretary of Defense Lloyd …

The kaleidoscopic John Catsimatidis

"We're in deep doo-doo.  What the heck is going on?"These are signature "takes" of serial billionaire John Catsimatidis, whose kingdom of entrepreneurial coups suggests a sophistication craftily …

Free-trade hypocrisy

The triumphant Starbucks and Amazon workers unionization votes have thrust New York City into the forefront of leadership in organized labor's national renaissance. Its significance transcends …

Smart thinking by some education folks

To create jobs for educational bureaucrats and help them stay up-to-speed with the latest sensitivity-training nomenclature, it has been found helpful to constantly reclassify children with ingenious …

Despicable, demoralizing, doofy and dumb

Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson just wrapped up. And while we will know the outcome in a couple of weeks (a historic nominee will be confirmed), the …

The affordability waltz plays on in New York City

Over the last year, median rent in New York City has climbed more than 22 percent. City housing had already hit an affordability crisis before the pandemic. How the U.S. “managed” the coronavirus …

Why veterans and municipal labor must defend VA patient care in NYC

Just three years ago, while researching a forthcoming book about veterans’ affairs, we attended an impromptu town hall meeting in the lobby of the Manhattan Medical Center of the Department of …

Time for a politician, or two, on the court

Every now and then, it’s really important to look around corners and analyze things from a different angle. In an opinion piece I wrote the other day praising Ketanji Brown Jackson, I did what …

Off Omaha Beach, the silence speaks volumes

If you have ever been there, you never really go away. There is no way to leave it behind. The signs ask for silence at this place marked on the map as Colleville-sur-Mer. It’s on a cliff a …

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