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John F. Kennedy strolled up to the podium inside the State Department auditorium, peering out to reporters, ready to take their questions. more
The recent Point of View piece disparaging the brand new, path-breaking bail reform resolution fails to take into account the enduring damage created by prior practices. While there will, unfortunately, always occur tragic abuses committed by those benefitting from the new release program, so long as humans have frailties, those occasional abuses will continue to occur, as they previously did under the prior strictures. more
We and other residents of the Algiers, located at 3616 Henry Hudson Parkway, are writing to express our gratitude for essential workers during this unprecedented time. more
It is a fact. As all America can see, the coronavirus outbreak is causing an economic downturn and mass hysteria, similar to the panic mindset of the Great Depression. If this economic trend continues and the gross domestic product worsens, we can expect for a depression on a large scale even worse than that of what happened in 1929. more
All of our mothers are very special women. I’ve been lucky to have had two in my life: My mom, Rose Brendel, who still lives in the small Pennsylvania town I grew up in, and whom I love and adore. And my stepmother, Helen, who is in her 90s and fighting dementia in Florida, but is still cherished by all of us in her extended family. more
This might surprise you, but in 1999, Donald Trump proposed the passage of a national wealth tax of 14.25 percent on all individuals with a net worth and net wealth of $10 million or higher. You can look it up online. more
Many of us are scared for our families and friends right now because of COVID-19. Every day we learn new information about the virus that causes it. more
Heather J. Smith’s superb front-page story on green roofs is very informative. Hopefully the members of the Amalgamated Housing board of directors read it. more
COVID-19 is getting worse. More of us are under quarantine, in “containment zones,” self-quarantined, observing “social distances,” using handshake alternatives — and washing our hands more than Lady Macbeth. more
In the Tuscan city of Prato, Italy, there are nearly 5,000 workshops run by Chinese entrepreneurs turning out cheap clothing for the fast-fashion companies of Italy and Europe. more
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