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In a recent story by Kirstyn Brendlen, it was suggested that P.S. 7 Milton Fein School’s parent association was able to raise “around $2 million.” more
Fact-checking recent Ukrainian history, the George W. Bush administration’s addition of three Baltic states in 2004 to NATO was a welcome invitation to the list of former Warsaw Pact countries joining the alliance. These countries had been forcefully occupied by the Soviets for decades under the auspices of the infamous Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. more
I am writing in response to your piece published in a recent edition by Alvin Gordon. more
In a quick drive around the Bronx, it’s not hard to notice the shiny black glass that covers more and more roofs in the borough’s north. more
There is a lot of debate over the effectiveness of so-called “big stick” diplomacy. As you may have guessed, this ideology’s roots date back to President Theodore Roosevelt and his often-quoted line, “speak softly and carry a big stick — you will go far.” It’s an idea that actions (or the knowledge that such actions are available) are more powerful than words, which can be perceived sometimes as empty. more
The major and big difference between the “liberal/progressive” national Democratic Party political views and those such as two of my college professor friends — and those of people such as myself — is that they are more concerned with and passionate about what many call the “identity politics” and “cultural wars” issues, while I am more concerned with and passionate about the economic, bread-and-butter, and kitchen-table issues of economic and financial survival of the lower and middle classes to be able to pay their bills. more
Have you ever taken the subway and paid attention to the people around you? When it’s crowded and there’s no place to sit, it’s hard not to notice people elbowing you and squeezing you to the point of suffocating. more
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is cutting express bus service to Manhattan, presumably for financial reasons. They are in the red, and that is public knowledge. more
The Christmas tree that was put up at the Riverdale Monument recently is puny, underwhelming and altogether insufficient. more
It was the Friday after Thanksgiving. I woke up in dread. How am I going to entertain my two kids today, boys both 10 and 13? I have no plans. more
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