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The Press has received many responses to the Dec. 8 article and editorial about towing.  more
There is a lot of debate over the effectiveness of so-called “big stick” diplomacy. As you may have guessed, this ideology’s roots date back to President Theodore Roosevelt and his often-quoted line, “speak softly and carry a big stick — you will go far.” It’s an idea that actions (or the knowledge that such actions are available) are more powerful than words, which can be perceived sometimes as empty. more
Don’t be surprised the next time you’re riding a bus and you see someone yawn. People are tired, and it might have a lot to do with the fact that those in the work force are seemingly more productive than they ever were before. more
In 1968, workers in the United States worked for no less than $1.60 an hour. That’s the same buying power today of just over $12. more
Out of sight, out of mind — if there was a slogan for Rikers Island, that would be a clear winner. more
A story by Bleacher Report last week talked about how some players could lose money during the NBA suspension. Even for superstars like LeBron James, who could lose upward of $400,000. That might seem like a lot of money, but for the Los Angeles Lakers forward, we’re talking just 1 percent of the $38.5 million due to James this season alone. more
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., was 90 years old when he finally retired from the U.S. Supreme Court in 1932 — the only Supreme Court justice to reach that age on the bench until John Paul Stevens in 2010. more
Lou Gehrig didn’t like to call in sick. The New York Yankees legend didn’t miss a single game between June 1, 1925 and May 2, 1939. A stretch of 2,130 consecutive games, and a streak that would take nearly 60 years to topple. Not far from the Fieldston home where Gehrig spent his final years, another streak was starting. This wasn’t an amazing athlete never missing a game. Instead, it was (we hope) an amazing newspaper never missing a week. more
There’s a lot of history shared in this space each week, not because our heads are stuck in the past, but instead because what’s happened before continues to happen again and again. And again. more
Alessandra Biaggi has a novel approach when it comes to elections: Just because she supports one candidate, doesn’t mean she opposes another. Except the state senator’s approach shouldn’t be so novel. more
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