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Recently, I transplanted the flowers and seedlings my friend Laura thinned from her lush suburban garden. more
Responding to a call from the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale and Congregation Adath Israel, a hundred congregants walked after morning services on Saturday, June 30, to the Riverdale Monument in protest against the Trump administration’s forcible separation of parents and children under its “zero tolerance” programs on illegal immigrants. more
Two or three years ago on a pleasant summer evening, my husband and I went for a stroll. more
In the film “On the Waterfront,” longshoreman Terry Molloy — who usually makes his point with a fist — tells his future girlfriend, Katie Doyle — softly and somewhat wistfully — that pigeons mate for life. more
Confirmed by several news sources, this statement has continued to haunt Americans who support legal asylum seekers in the United States and their access to basic human rights. The topic of immigration has been accused of becoming bipartisan in politics before. However, the issues involved with the Trump administration’s immigration policies are a concern of human rights. more
If Congress will not wait to vote on a U.S. Supreme Court nomination until after the mid-term elections, members must demand a verbal commitment from any nominee that he or she will recuse themselves from all matters related in any way to the Robert Mueller probe, including issues of presidential power, pardon power, subpoena power, etc. more
In regards to the lead poisoning scandal at the New York City Housing Authority, this is almost the story of public schools that are marginalized and pauperized by benign neglect. more
U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel remained publicly silent on whether the United States should continue arming and aiding the Saudi-led war in Yemen. more
I have been impressed buy the increased coverage of state politics in the past six months. more
All of my adult life, I have been a member of the Democratic Party — the party of FDR that brought us Social Security — providing old-age and widows’ benefits. more
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