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The kaleidoscopic John Catsimatidis

"We're in deep doo-doo.  What the heck is going on?"These are signature "takes" of serial billionaire John Catsimatidis, whose kingdom of entrepreneurial coups suggests a sophistication craftily …

Enhancing community safety

Recently, the NYPD announced that for the month of March 2022, New York City recorded a 15.8 percent decrease from March 2021 in homicides than it did in March 2021, but overall crime rose by nearly …

Free-trade hypocrisy

The triumphant Starbucks and Amazon workers unionization votes have thrust New York City into the forefront of leadership in organized labor's national renaissance. Its significance transcends …

Celebrating Dartmouth student workers’ success

On March 30, the Boston Regional Office of National Labor Relations Board counted ballots cast by student workers at Dartmouth. In a wonderful display of solidarity the vote was unanimous in favor of …

The red and the black: a Monarch Notes summary

When I was the GOAT of homework-evaders, test-acing quacks and all-around accountability dodgers back in my high school great pretender days, I had a library of Monarch Notes study guides. It's just …

Smart thinking by some education folks

To create jobs for educational bureaucrats and help them stay up-to-speed with the latest sensitivity-training nomenclature, it has been found helpful to constantly reclassify children with ingenious …

Despicable, demoralizing, doofy and dumb

Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson just wrapped up. And while we will know the outcome in a couple of weeks (a historic nominee will be confirmed), the …

The affordability waltz plays on in New York City

Over the last year, median rent in New York City has climbed more than 22 percent. City housing had already hit an affordability crisis before the pandemic. How the U.S. “managed” the coronavirus …

Mayoral control of schools, yes, but with checks

Our public schools no longer face the mortal threat of a hostile mayor as they did when Bloomberg was in charge, so the issue of mayoral control is not at this moment as explosive. It remains on the …

Why veterans and municipal labor must defend VA patient care in NYC

Just three years ago, while researching a forthcoming book about veterans’ affairs, we attended an impromptu town hall meeting in the lobby of the Manhattan Medical Center of the Department of …

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