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As we as a nation now find ourselves off the starting block of the 2016 presidential election, even the Republican hopefuls are taking on the issue of poverty. The solution to the plight of the poor, … more
You’ve probably heard of Dutch Elm Disease, Root Rot and Canker Stain. All have exacted a heavy toll on the trees that adorn our public parks and open spaces. More dangerous than all of these … more
The day after school ends, I head for North Carolina to see my mother.  After another year of teaching, I’m desperate for a vacation, and she needs my company.  It promises not to be … more
I first read Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road back” in high school in the early ’70s. The book was first published in 1957, the year before I was born. Kerouac, who was born in … more
Every day, it seems, politicians and the public debate the hot-button issue of how to save our failing schools. Students are not being properly taught, it is claimed. There is too great an … more
By James Dalton“It’s only a building,” in the phrasing of a recent weekly bulletin from Visitation Church.With these words and the simple turn of a lock, the 80-year story of a … more
Last Friday morning, I took off from work to watch the city celebrate the U.S. women’s soccer team winning their third World Cup with a ticker tape parade from Battery Park to City Hall. I had … more
I was encouraged by the powerful words of our local environmental and climate justice organizations in last week’s op-ed titled “Close down Indian Point.”  As the first … more
There is something askew with education in this country, and I think it all started with the “War Baby Boom.”  During World War Two, we fielded an armed force of 16 million men in … more
Our understanding of the human brain is still in its infancy. The recent expenditure by the federal government on basic research may move us forward, at least a little. The brain remains a wonder. … more
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