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In the waning days of his presidency, Barack Obama prophetically reminded us that “progress does not always move in a straight line.” more
Dear me, dear me, where to begin? The “push for socialized medicine” continues and grows each week in the pages of The Riverdale Press. The most recent diatribe was published as a Point of View column by Judith Esterquest. more
The cost of child care in New York City has become a crushing burden for too many households, which is why we’ve recently championed state legislation to expand and improve child care options for thousands of working families across the five boroughs. more
On Sept. 11, my friend and I were waiting for the northbound BxM2 bus at Madison Avenue and 99th Street. We waited at least 35 minutes before the bus showed up. The bus arrived at 7:30 p.m., and the driver said he was the 7 p.m. bus. more
On Friday, Oct. 25, an email from the Ben Franklin Reform Democratic Club that referred to an upcoming meeting for members arrived in my inbox. From this email I extracted that, precisely five months to the day I submitted a new member inquiry form on the Ben Franklin Club website, I had finally become a member. more
Faculty and staff from the City University of New York will soon vote on the ratification of a new union contract. I’ll be voting “yes” on the contract bargained by the Professional Staff Congress — my union — because I believe the deal will improve the lives of the union members who elected me chapter chair at Lehman College. more
While most people acknowledge that climate change is indeed a problem, only recently has the dialogue regarding the issue taken center stage in world politics. more
The United States is considered the greatest country on Earth. Rich in tourist attractions and popular culture, its citizens are secure in the safest place on Earth from external terrorist attacks. more
Electronic cigarette manufacturers have targeted our youth in product development and marketing. This practice has contributed to an epidemic of addiction of minors to products with toxic chemicals. more
Much of my day I spend thinking of my twins. Now that they have started pre-K, learning about their days at school has become an exciting part of the evening routine as they talk about the things they have learned, and their new friends. more
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