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Depending on whom you talk to, there is anywhere between 1 million and 7 million pigeons residing in New York City. Squirrels? We really don’t know, although there have been some recent attempts to try to count those critters. more
The crash of the Boeing 737 Max 8 plane soon after takeoff in Ethiopia on March 10 led me to wonder yet again about the omnipresent determination of engineers to invent new devices to replace existing systems, even ones that worked quite well. more
The emotionally charged claim of rampant racial discrimination at Ethical Culture Fieldston School (whatever the specifics might be) requires a calm consideration of discrimination in America, and the huge progress that has been made at every level to assimilate people of various religious and ethnic origins. more
The fight either to save the beautiful Villa Rosa Bonheur at 2395 Palisade Ave., in Spuyten Duyvil (built in 1924 as the first co-op in the Bronx), or to preserve the scale of building that the Villa represents, is far from over. more
This Point of View will deal with two distinct topics, both of which involve Democrats: The continuing crisis of the many tens of thousands of illegal aliens invading our southern border, and the anti-Semitism and Jew hatred slowly percolating within the Democratic Party. more
The one thing President Donald Trump does not get criticized for by the mainstream news media is his continuation of U.S. imperialism. That media and the Democrats have been parroting his lies and half-truths to justify his tightening of sanctions and threats to overthrow the Venezuelan government led by President Nicolas Maduro. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City public schools deserve high marks for pledging to serve more meat-free meals in the 2019-20 school year in order to help reduce greenhouse grass emissions and promote healthy living. more
Recently, Americans got a front-row seat to the two systems of justice we have in America — one reserved for rich white men, and the other for communities of color. Unfortunately, though, many people may have drawn the wrong lessons from these examples. more
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
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