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Make your carbon footprint kick rocks

If you’re not conscientious of the waste you produce, and the ways that your carbon footprint impacts our planet, you should be.

COMMENTARY: Calling Out Racism, White Supremacy and White Nationalism is More Vital Than Ever

The spectre of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and others that wrongly maintain that the American flag and free speech provide them with moral justification and protection for their...

URBAN AGENDA: Putting Workers’ Rights at the Top of the Progressive Agenda

Our mayor has been taking some hits from the press, and his critics, for pursuing his presidential ambitions.

Closing Rikers Must Mean Ending Solitary Confinement

Mayor Bill de Blasio is determined to close the detention complex at Rikers Island, a priority many New Yorkers rightfully support.

URBAN AGENDA: Hector Figueroa: Exemplary Union Leader for Workers’ Rights

Hector Figueroa, the late president of the Service Employees International Union 32BJ, was smart, fearless and ferocious. He always knew which side to be on and it was always the side of the poor, the powerless, and workers who got ...

We must stay focused on the border

I recently saw the photos of Vice President Mike Pence and members of the Trump administration visiting the Southern border and walking past men and women in cages.

Biden’s cringeworthy backpedal on race signals weakness

A criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign for president is that, at age 76, he may be too old to be running for president.

Cuomo calls for accountability in reorganization plan for MTA

Gov. Andrew Cuomo pens an open letter to the MTA Board

Happy birthday Mayor Dinkins

On July 10, New York City’s 106th mayor turned 92. Each time I have the opportunity to spend time with my “forever mayor,” I am constantly amazed at the intelligence, dignity and grace Mayor David Dinkins exudes.

Our founder’s messy truths

As we enter the 243rd year since our nation’s founding, there are signs of decline. One of the most pernicious symbols of our nation’s fall from grace is our inability to confront the truth when it conflicts with our politics. ...

De Blasio’s Uber cap will create new medallion system—and drivers will suffer

There’s an expression that bad ideas never die. For a while it looked like the medallion system that governed taxicabs in New York might be an exception to the rule.

Voter apathy and suppression undermines democracy

One of the most important rights a citizen has in a democracy is the right to vote. That right is considered sacred and inalienable.

Looking for a free museum?

I recently visited one of my favorite New York City museums and was blown away.

Iran’s history of deception and enabling terrorists

The Iranian regime has been operating unopposed in the Iraq battle space since 2003.

Marijuana decriminalization does not mean legalization!

If you thought at the end of the legislative session in New York State you would now have free rein to smoke marijuana you’re sadly mistaken

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