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Here are some thoughts on the upcoming plastic bag ban. more
The Jan. 29 annual meeting of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club was inspiring. Courage was manifest in an alternate leadership slate headed by Morgan Evers, a self-described “speaker who listens.” more
Groundbreaking criminal justice reforms went into effect in New York on Jan. 1. As Bend the Arc activists, we are proud to campaign publicly and intentionally as Jews for the passage of these reforms in 2019. more
Out of sight, out of mind — if there was a slogan for Rikers Island, that would be a clear winner. more
The world is watching anxiously to see what happens with the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China. As scientists and public health officials in the United States learn more about the virus — and as we all see how bad the outbreak turns out to be — it is important that public policymaking remain firmly centered around science. more
Wow! What a pathetic display of power by Jeffrey Dinowitz. In his own club. On Jan. 29, the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club held internal elections over the leadership and executive committee. Make no mistake, the election was a referendum on Jeff Dinowitz and how he runs the club. more
Cystic fibrosis patients just got some life-changing news. The Food and Drug Administration approved Trikafta, a breakthrough therapy for the disease, which causes a life-threatening buildup of mucus in the lungs and digestive tract. more
I am writing to thank Bronx residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. more
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School fiasco has been marked by enormous dishonesty. more
We live in a time of code words. Only the ignorant these days will stoop to saying some version of “you (expletive) Jew.” But the intelligentsia has elevated just this form of communication into an art form. more
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