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The outcome of elections in New York State should reflect the will of the people. But the unfortunate reality is that they often instead reflect the will of the powerful. more
The Electoral College should be eliminated. more
How ironic that in the same issue that the editor of this newspaper writes a close-to 2,000-word Point of View column excusing grammatical mistakes in his newspaper by asserting that “to err is human,” a front-page article in the same issue intended to extol the educational values of DeWitt Clinton High School by citing the accomplishments of one of its graduates, Stan Lee — who went on to create many comic book characters, including Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk — quotes the reaction of a current-day student at the school as saying she “didn’t know that he had went to the school.” more
There is so much excitement surrounding the first term of new state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi that if her inauguration last weekend had been opened to the general public, organizers might have had to abandon Lehman College and instead find out if Yankee Stadium was available. more
Every once in a while, it seems, things do change. Democrats, with the help of labor and groups like the Working Families Party, Indivisible and No IDC New York, routed the Republican-allied Independent Democratic Conference, led by our own Sen. Jeff Klein. more
I am at a loss to know what to do with certain thoughts and feelings following the midterm elections. more
The Dec. 16 edition of “60 Minutes” on CBS presented a major segment on the scourge of plastics. more
Passersby may have noticed the new AutoZone store on West 234th Street and Broadway. The ugly gray-and-orange building is an affront to the dignity of our shared public space. Its longest dimension, on a stretch of Broadway that bustles with pedestrians, is windowless, like a maximum-security prison. more
Take a moment to open Google, and search “worst election laws in the country.” The state that comes up over and over again isn’t Georgia or Florida, which disenfranchised thousands of voters this past cycle. It’s not Ohio, where “the purge” is more than just a movie. It’s not even North Dakota, which instituted one of the toughest voter ID laws in the nation. more
In his recent diatribe, Comrade Richard Warren blames the Obama administration for the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis, pure fabrication. It was cowboy hat-wearing President Manuel Zelaya himself that caused the crisis when he violated the laws of his own country by attempting to change that country’s constitution and extend his presidential term limit. more
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