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Steve simply wanted what so many of us take for granted every day: A hot dinner. A warm bed. The ability to fend for himself. But for now, he’d settle for $600 just to get his car back. Not because he wants cool wheels, but because it’s at least a place to sleep. more
In chess, you can’t control the game unless you control the board. The same can be said about politics, and since virtually the birth of this republic, the state legislature has had arguably complete control of the congressional and legislative redistricting process. more
“Are you ready?” pharmacist Mitchel Zaretsky asked. “Go for it,” said Kelley Dixon, right before he became the first Hebrew Home at Riverdale resident to get the coronavirus vaccine. more
Can you imagine, as just one person, living off $2,200 a month? After rent, food, transportation — there wouldn’t be much left. Now imagine that’s your total income, and you’re supporting a family of four. more
This time six years ago, bus drivers were celebrating. They had bested Bill de Blasio on what was supposed to be the mayor’s hallmark legislation, Vision Zero. more
What is freedom? For a country that has used freedom as its very soul for more than two centuries, one might think any of us — as Americans — would know the answer to that question. more
We know exactly how important it is to have mechanisms in place to challenge the governor. It took the allegations of nearly a dozen women to finally bring down Andrew Cuomo. Yet that’s not even close to the kinds of issues Gavin Newsom faces in California. more
Can the Assembly still impeach Gov. Andrew Cuomo even though he’s already announced his resignation? “Probably not.” hose words from Assembly judiciary committee chair Charles Lavine aren’t exactly brimming with confidence. more
It’s a concept so important to society that it’s found in the U.S. Constitution not just once, but twice. It’s due process — otherwise known as fair treatment under the law — first found in the Fifth Amendment by our Founding Fathers, and then again in the 14th Amendment, adopted in 1868. more
When a divided U.S. Supreme Court decided June 29 to leave in place a federal eviction moratorium by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some hailed it as a win for extraordinary societal measures in extraordinary times. more
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