Opinions

In 1949, we read a futuristic novel by Aldous Huxley called “Brave New World.” It presents an appalling picture of society as it descends into a totalitarian, manipulated world controlled through t … Full Article

OPINION: Still your New York

Today, we face an affordability crisis that threatens New York’s very soul. Everywhere I go, people tell me they feel their ability to remain here slipping away. … Full Article

OPINION: Who are the refugees and immigrants entering the U.S. since the travel ban was lifted?

In an apparent reference to a Washington Times report published last week, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday to warn Americans of a "dangerous" surge in immigration since his executive order temporarily banning refugees from seven majority-Muslim coun … Full Article

OPINION: An open letter to Betsy DeVos

You must be eager to get to work in your new role as Secretary of Education. As you begin to make your transition, we welcome you any day of the week, announced or unannounced, to visit our classroom!   … Full Article

OPINION: Democrats are completely lost

Shattered. Splattered. Scattered. Battered. Tattered. Skewered and plattered. Barely mattered. That was the Democrats after November’s election. But surely in the months since, they’d come together to stand aligned in the face of the flaky imperiousness of our so-called president. … Full Article

OPINION: #PathtoPossible

Last Wednesday in Albany, I proudly stood with hundreds of New York City families — many hailing from my home borough of Brooklyn — to urge fellow lawmakers to support charter schools in achieving their #PathtoPossible vision, which calls for doubling the size of the public charter sector t … Full Article

OPINION: Dear Mr. Mayor

Over the past three years, the city’s affordable housing initiative — Housing New York — has financed 62,506 affordable homes and purports to be ahead of schedule in reaching its goal of creating or preserving 200,000 units of affordable housing in 10 years.  However admirable this progress … Full Article

OPINION: Partying like it’s 1939

Donald Trump is the political reincarnation of Tina Turner — he doesn’t do anything nice and easy. Also, they’re both Type A personalities who expend a lot of energy, but hardly move at all. And both are famous for high-maintenance hair.  … Full Article

OPINION: Mr. Trump, don’t build that wall

President Donald Trumps new get-tough attitude on immigration has already stopped one Mexican from coming to the United States. Trouble is that the Mexican who stayed home was President Enrique Peña Nieto. … Full Article

To mark anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Gillibrand goes to Senate floor to stand up for women’s health

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand spoke on the Senate floor on Tuesday to mark the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision affirming that women have a constitutional right to make their own healthcare decisions. … Full Article

OPINION: Your gift can pay down U.S. debt, like Trump

To avoid conflicts of interest on his investments, President Donald Trump plans to "gift" hotel profits from foreign governments' payments to the U.S. Treasury — gifts that will go directly toward paying down U.S. … Full Article

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