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Abigail Fisher bemoans that some in the Jewish community have criticized Congressman Jamaal Bowman for his condemnations of Israel’s vaccination policy vis-à-vis the Palestinians. However, her attempt to make the ethical case in lieu of the legal case — which she correctly acknowledges cannot be made against Israel — falls short of her mark. more
In 2019, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimated the United States spent more than $3.8 trillion on health care expenditures — roughly $11,582 per capita. more
Some say I’m obsessed with Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. more
Councilman Fernando Cabrera does not represent what the Bronx stands for today, and does not embody what the Bronx strives to be tomorrow. more
It’s time we all learn a lesson from the Hunts Point strike. Workers at the Bronx’s own Hunts Point Produce Market have kept the city fed through the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. After 10 workers at the market died from complications of COVID-19, management added insult to injury by offering a mere 32-cent raise when it came time to negotiate a new contract. more
It’s hard to know what to make of Alvin Gordon’s Point of View. It is a mixture of falsehoods, bizarre distortions, irrational fears and rage — at Black people, Black communities and Black leaders. more
“Right now!” These words, suggested as a prompt for my writers circle, immediately led me to think of two meanings of “now.” more
Recently, I began leading the nation’s largest public school system. A school system that serves more than 1 million students — including, many years ago, me! more
When government fails, it’s the rare public official who says, “Oops. My fault.” more
My name is Jessica Haller, and I’m a working mother of four, a technology entrepreneur, and a climate activist trained by Al Gore. more
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