Quantcast

Opinion

Subscribe

UN leaders must include nuclear energy in action plan on climate change

All eyes will be on New York City this week, as world leaders come together for the United Nations Climate Summit—an event that aspires to shape the national and global energy future.

How the current criminal justice system hurts the ‘least of these’

Imagine for a moment that you are on your way to work driving down Main Street. You only make $25,000 a year, so you can’t afford to replace your broken tail light that got smashed last week in a fender ...

Failure of capitalism

Citizens and workers in most European countries suffering from the economic depression are being forced by governments to finance the loss of banks.

Remembering Dan Eldon: A life of passion

Sept. 18 would have been Dan Eldon’s birthday.

After a good start, US can do more to fight Ebola

It was good news, without question, when President Barack Obama announced that the United States will send 3,000 troops to West Africa to help with the deadly Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Lest we forget Attica

Lest we forget, the business of the criminal justice system deals with lives.

Fatherlessness: Cause or symptom of societal decline?

There has been a lot of focus on the decline of fatherhood in the Black community, as the proportion of Black children growing up in single-parent (overwhelmingly female-headed) households has exploded since the 1960s.

How the charter school movement threatens public education, disempowers parents and what we can do about it

Young people are supposed to love going to school—a place where educators who understand and support them nurture their full human development into caring, competent and responsible adults.

It’s time to arrest Michael Brown’s killer

It has been more than month since Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African-American man, was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

#BeyondFerguson and America’s teachers

RANDI WEINGARTEN

End the culture of corruption!

It was our hope that in Tuesday’s primaries, the state senators in trouble—Thomas Libous, Malcolm Smith and John Sampson—would have their fates decided in the court of public opinion by voters. But in only one instance—Smith was defeated decisively by ...

No more Fergusons means no more partisan manipulation

Tears fill our eyes and make it hard to see, even though we feel more clear-eyed in the face of tragedy. I fear that the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York City will ...

Obama ain’t a brotha to the youth of Ferguson

By almost any standards, President Barak Obama defies easy classification.

Why Mike Brown’s Mother is my Shero

Like many patriotic Americans, I am aching right now in the wake of the death of Mike Brown, the Ferguson, Mo., young man who was gunned down by police, and the ensuing unrest among community members seeking answers and the ...

Vote September 9

Right after Labor Day, New York moves ahead at full speed. The children go back to school, work kicks into high gear and the city prepares to vote in primaries that sometimes are actually the only real contests candidates will ...