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Switched on

To the editor: Joseph Cannisi wrote a good letter concerning how Republicans rile up their base by falsely claiming Democrats support bans on gas stoves, fossil fuel powered cars, etc. (“Cooking …

Confronting the danger

To the editor: All the errors that the Department of Justice found from their investigation of the mass killings of 19 students and 2 teachers at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, don’t …

Zero-sum politics

To the editor: The hostility many Americans show towards immigrants is extremely worrisome. Immigrants, particularly the undocumented, cut our lawns, build and repair our homes, pick our produce and …

Bad deal

To the editor: Regarding "DC 37 ‘an obstacle’ to negotiations, head of EMS local says” ( The Chief, Jan. 19 ), Local 2507’s president, Oren Barzilay, answered the question that many members …

Power to the people

To the editor: Marianne Pizzitola, the president of the New York City Organization of Civil Service Retirees, is right that as of Jan. 1st, I can no longer use traditional Medicare. A representative …

Taxing logic

To the editor: Taxpayers are funding a trillion-dollar Pentagon budget that pays for the Biden administration’s national security policy. It’s disgraceful that President Biden and Congressional …

Health-care justice

To the editor: Mayor Adams has restored budget cuts that would have privatized nearly 2,400 job training positions represented by DC37. The union, headed by Henry Garrido, had filed a lawsuit last …

Irrational

To the editor: Donald Trump, you think? Rene Descartes, in 1637, said his first principle: “I think, therefore I am.” Actor Alan Arkin once quipped: “I think, therefore I am … I …

Cooking with gas

To the editor: The misinformation that passes as fact in conservative circles is astounding. A few years back you couldn’t turn on Fox News without hearing about how liberals were hell-bent on …

Courting democracy

To the editor: The disqualification of Donald Trump for promoting an insurrection or rebellion against the Constitution in Colorado and Maine, and probably other states to come, puts the U.S. Supreme …

Maximum insecurity

To the editor: Calendar year 2023 ended with about 7,000 uses of force in the NYC Department of Correction which had a daily average population of 5,700 persons in custody.   The vast …

Derailed

To the editor: Manhattan Civil Court Judge Shahabuddeen A. Ally initially imposed an injunction against New  York City Transit to stop them from forcibly switching their TWU Local 100 employees …

Christie for the GOP

To the editor:  In this new year, I have but one wish: to see Chris Christie become the GOP nominee for president. I know many moderate Republicans thought that Nikki Haley might somehow be the …

Local 100 breakdown

To the editor: The once-strong Local 100 union is now the laughing stock of all the unions in the tri state area. Aside from the putrid and subpar contracts, the Transit Authority’s heavy-handed …

Nondisclosure

To the editor: The Municipal Labor Committee has functioned under a shroud of secrecy and unaccountability since its inception. Meeting minutes are not made public. Their rules and regulations are …

The devil’s advocate

To the editor: On Dec. 25, while two billion Christians worldwide were celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, the reprobate Donald Trump posted a tirade on Truth Social against his perceived …

Divisions

To the editor: The Israel-Palestine war has divided the city in a way that has few precedents. There have been hundreds of protests on the streets and on college campuses, either in support of Israel …

Phantoms and mirages

To the editor: It is apparent that America has a perception problem. I am not talking about the world’s opinion of America; I am talking about Americans’ views of America. The FBI released its …

Third-rail of discourse

To the editor: Is it anti-Semitic to criticize, even condemn, Israel, for dropping hundreds of 2,000 pound bombs on very congested areas of Gaza?   Is it anti-Semitic to criticize Israel …

Zero-sum

To the editor: Michael J. Gorman states that Israel has a right to fight for its survival and existence, but the deaths of so many innocent Palestinians should not be supported and cannot be excused. …

Banks withdrawl?

To the editor: When asked by reporters if he was leaving the Adams administration, Philip Banks III, the deputy mayor for public safety, responded, “When you tell me who you heard it from, I’ll …

MLC hypocrisy

To the editor The hypocrisy of Municipal Labor Committee leadership is exhibited by its selective acceptance of established law. Their moral blindspot voices opposition to privatizing jobs but …

Party on

To the editor:  On the campaign trail in Iowa, GOP hopeful Ron DeSantis said, “I’m sick of Republicans losing.” As a lifelong Democrat, I wasn’t aware we were winning. During my 51 …

Stop the furor

To the editor: On Dec. 16, during a campaign stump in New Hampshire, Donald Trump created another furor by declaring that immigrants are “poisoning the blood” of America. His fanatics applauded …

Excuses and xenophobia

To the editor: Another superb letter from Frank Sterle Jr., this time critical of anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim bigots using the Israel-Hamas war as an excuse for their hatred.  There is truly no …

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