Opinions

OPINION: Little-used Brooklyn, Queens freight lines could become light-rail routes

The running debate over the proposed BQX streetcar line, which would run from Long Island City, Queens, to Red Hook, Brooklyn, brings to mind other proposals for light rail lines in the New York City metro area. … Full Article

OPINION: Why more women don't win science Nobel Prizes

One of the 2018 Nobel Prizes in physics went to Donna Strickland, a major accomplishment for any scientist. … Full Article

OPINION: Justice Kavanaugh isn't the only threat to Roe v. Wade

With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, some are wondering: Will Roe v. Wade, the landmark case recognizing a woman’s right to choose to terminate a pregnancy, continue to be the law of the land? … Full Article

Drowning Out Justice: Interruptions at Supreme Court confirmation hearings have been rising since the 1980s

Depending on who you ask, the American people saw very different things in the riveting testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. … Full Article

OPINION: Safe, efficient self-driving cars could block walkable, livable communities

Almost exactly a decade ago, I was cycling in a bike lane when a car hit me from behind. Luckily, I suffered only a couple bruised ribs and some road rash. But ever since, I have felt my pulse rise when I hear a car coming up behind my bike.  … Full Article

OPINION: Planning was less than ideal for ‘Raise the Age’

It has been a long time coming. On Monday, the age of juvenile delinquency in New York State was raised from age 16- to 17-years-old and the age of criminal responsibility will be raised to 18-years-old a year from now on Oct. 1, 2019. … Full Article

OPINION: Indelible in the Hippocampus

“Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter.”

This was Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s answer when Sen. … Full Article

OPINION: New York City prepares to stand up to gender-based violence

At the same time that millions of Americans were glued to their televisions yesterday as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford delivered compelling testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the alleged sexual assault committed against her by U.S. … Full Article

OPINION: We should welcome efforts to root out corruption, wherever it is found

A 19th century British proverb holds that “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Recent events in Brooklyn and Queens and throughout New York state show that saying is as true today as it was 200 years ago. … Full Article

OPINION: Bite the bullet, start the rebuilding of the BQE now

We feel for the people who live in the luxury homes that line the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. If the proposed plan to repair the Brooklyn Queens Expressway goes forward, their lives will be disrupted for as long as six years. Some may have to temporarily relocate. … Full Article

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