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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 …

Time for a politician, or two, on the court

Every now and then, it’s really important to look around corners and analyze things from a different angle. In an opinion piece I wrote the other day praising Ketanji Brown Jackson, I did what …

Off Omaha Beach, the silence speaks volumes

If you have ever been there, you never really go away. There is no way to leave it behind. The signs ask for silence at this place marked on the map as Colleville-sur-Mer. It’s on a cliff a …

Jackson is supremely qualified

President Biden made history last week when he nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson as his pick to succeed Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court. Should the Senate confirm Judge Jackson, the …

Republican Hypocrisy On Supreme-Court Choice

In the 200-plus years of U.S. history, there have been 115 Supreme Court Justices appointed to the Court. Of the 115, in a nation that is more than half female, there have been a grand total of 5 …

New Districts Reek Of The Same Old Politics

That’s their story and they’re sticking to it.  And you’ve got to admire them. Not one of them is saying it was the progressive thing to do. Or that impartial non-partisan measures were …

Arbery's Killers Won't Be Doing Easy Time

At first blush, the plea seemed so reasonable. The men convicted in Georgia state court of killing Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced to life imprisonment (two of them to life without parole and one of …

Why Labor Peace Law Became Necessary

COVID-19 has taught us many things over the past two years. For some, it pulled back the curtain to reveal who our essential workers are. We've known all along. Many of them work for nonprofits in …

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