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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 …

Value Independent Media Focusing on Workers

 When I learned of The Chief’s plans to expand from being a regional paper to one providing workers a national voice, I was glad. Our country has lost most of its independent media, and this …

The Post v. Bragg: Legit Criticism or a Hit Job?

It was all but impossible last week to miss the unrelenting attacks by the New York Post on brand-new Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. The assault was ostensibly because Bragg was in the …

Being Resolute About Resolutions for 2022

As the New Year approaches, we look to a fresh start and a new beginning. It's a tradition held by many to spend some time reviewing the last year and making a resolution or a wish for the New Year. …

No Poetry, No Prose, Just Straight Talk

On the eve of his victory, with camera lights glaring, the media's microphones strategically placed and an enthusiastic crowd in full view, New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams, in a reference to the …

Give $500 to All City Vaccinated Workers

Once upon a time, in 1863, our city was greatly divided over a draft law that mandated service in the Army. The South had passed a draft law exempting anyone who owned 20 slaves. In the North, the …

Don't Let Unions Slow Police Pension Fund

Most New Yorkers spend little time thinking about the inner workings of the city's pension funds, but as the fourth-largest pension fund in the United States with some $269 billion in assets under …

Give Essential Workers A Compensation Fund

The unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has left no state in America unscathed, and the threat from the virus still looms large over the lives of the entire nation. Despite the immense fear …

We The People? I Sure Hope So

I have always had a bit of an apocalyptic streak in me. I think it probably began when I was seven years old, about to turn eight in 1957. That was the year that I developed rheumatic fever. I was …

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