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Gone missing: Democracy

This country is certainly “exceptional.” Particularly given the number of mass shootings, which of late appear to be happening at a rate of one a day.  Take a look at the modern …

The state needs a Covid presumptive pension law

New York’s essential workers are in dire need of a Covid presumptive law to help secure disability pension protections they are being denied. When Covid first struck, and most New Yorkers …

"The next time a cop knocks on your window … tell him who your lawyer is!" That's ballsy advice for someone who may be suspected of driving while intoxicated. No doubt any cop so addressed will …

New York City must reinvent its economy

New York City is in recovery mode. After being the epicenter of a devastating global health pandemic, we have been left to reckon with the fact that we have to reinvent our economy and start on a …

J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter masterpieces and the Fantastic Beats films, has become a controversial and divisive figure. She will be excluded from an HBO retrospective on the Potter …

With regression comes responsibility: Step up, men!

As we all prepare to go back in time to a period when more than half the American population can no longer count on a guarantee of reproductive health as a federal guarantee, it’s past time to tell …

Teachers' union message could have Meta effect

May 25th will be D-Day. Not in the sense of the 1944 invasion that led to the Liberation, but a historic day of reckoning nonetheless.  That's when the shareholders of Meta (formerly …

At Grinnell, students’ union victory continues

The Amazon Labor Union’s losing effort to unionize the company’s LDJ5 warehouse in Staten Island, just weeks after their amazing victory at the JFK8 facility, was unwelcome news.  But on …

In Buffalo, there were many accomplices

The recent shooting of 13 innocent victims in Buffalo demands reflection and reaction, cries out for mourning, and a search for meaning.  Although the racist motive seems abundantly clear, …

Here are some cost-savings measures that efficiency experts, given their respect for workers, might as well have recommended to management for their wish lists: Don't pay firefighters except for time …

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