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The poet Charles Bukowski once quipped that “the difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy, you vote first and take orders later. In a dictatorship, you don’t have to waste your time voting.” more
March 16, 2020 was a solemn day here in the Bronx. Yet, it’s an occasion few have marked. more
One could say John Boehner wears his heart on his sleeve. In other words, the one-time U.S. House Speaker had no issue expressing an emotion — even tears — publicly. more
In the 1980s, a cup of coffee cost 70 cents. That’s something few older people have to look up, thanks not to great memory, but instead to Sally Struthers and her Christian Children’s Fund commercials. more
Do European scientists deserve blame — or, based on your political beliefs, praise — for the election of Donald Trump in 2016? more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio are snipping at each other again? It must be a day ending in a “Y.” Few can recall the last time these two actually got along, and at least before the coronavirus pandemic, it was somewhat entertaining — if it wasn’t just bad not only for our city, but for our state. more
More than a century after her death — and nearly five years after it was first announced by then U.S. Treasury Secretary (and Riverdale resident) Jack Lew — celebrated abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman will finally take her place on the front of the $20 bill. more
Many of New York City’s community boards describe themselves not only as bodies tasked with advising elected officials and government agencies on matters affecting the social welfare, but also of providing the public a non-partisan interface to those same electeds and agencies. more
President John F. Kennedy declared the first National Small Business Week in 1963 during a time when retail chains were rapidly pushing their way into our neighborhoods. more
Many aspiring politicians work their way through city and state office on their way to Washington. But not William Magear Tweed. more
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