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A recent Point of View by Jennifer Scarlott urges U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel to support the Green New Deal. I would add to the arguments presented in the letter the fact that the science shows passage of the Green New Deal is essential: We have only until 2030 to reach net-carbon neutrality, and the Green New Deal is the only plan that can achieve that goal. more
Politicians often give their allegiance to those who finance their campaigns. New York’s current laws favor real estate and charter school interests. Why? These are elected officials’ largest donors, the ones who get them elected and keep them in office. more
Before the state senate flipped from red to blue, campaign finance reform was a slam-dunk in the Assembly, where Democrats hold a two-thirds supermajority. Bills related to campaign finance reform were written and debated consistently, with little coverage and little controversy. more
New York City has added 1.3 million people and more than a million jobs since 1990. The Bronx alone has gained more than 250,000 residents, and nearly 100,000 jobs during the same period. more
Having lived in Riverdale for more than 60 years, I am aware that residents here follow international and national events very closely, and are kept informed and given suggestions about how they should view these events by a variety of newspapers and newsmagazines. more
Here is the big problem for Democrats: The Republicans are correct when they say that we have not had a new idea for the past 50 years. They are also right when they say that we have had no real national platform/agenda that we stand for, aside from constantly bashing Donald Trump, because he has an obnoxious personality, has a disgusting and disrespectful attitude toward women, and tries to divide all of us with his incessant insults. more
I guess the seriousness of the research began with a master’s thesis at Lehman College focused on the early childhood population. It was about developing nurturing behavior in young children by introducing plants and flowers. more
On Feb. 26, New York City held its first election since the Campaign Finance Board changed its rules to empower more New Yorkers to take big-dollar donations and special-interest money out of elections. more
My wife and I grew up in the same South Bronx neighborhood and watched in horror as it became enveloped by crime, decay, destruction and despair. Both my wife’s home and my home no longer exist. more
Sen. Chuck Schumer was incorrect concerning the status of Federal Transit Administration funding to the MTA during the federal shutdown. more
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