Americans heard no shortage of grim economic predictions during the 2016 presidential campaign. But the latest report from the U.S. Department of Labor tells a different story. … Full Article

OPINION: How Trump’s immigration stances could affect the tech industry

Since declaring his candidacy last June, President-elect Donald Trump's promise to build a border wall on Mexico's dime has become one of the rallying cries of his campaign, drawing cheers from some crowds and boos from others.  … Full Article

OPINION: Schumer is Democrats' last 'emergency brake' on Donald Trump

Sen. Charles Schumer sometimes bursts out in song among his fellow Democrats  serenading them with excerpts from the Broadway hip-hop musical, Hamilton. … Full Article

OPINION: Great American Smokeout, a day of dialogue, compassion and encouragement in Brooklyn

I am a 19-year-old college sophomore at St. Francis College who was born and raised in New York City. Seeing cigarette smoke on just about every block that I walk down has always been the norm here. Now, do I like cigarettes or the smell of tobacco? Of course not. … Full Article

OPINION: Recent Coney Island-area growth means new transit initiatives are needed

Without a doubt, Coney Island, Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay are major tourist attractions in southern Brooklyn.  … Full Article

OPINION: On energy thinking, a narrowing gap?

Where you stand on climate change depends largely on where you sit. If you sit on the Pacific island chain of Kiribati or on the coastal regions of Florida or the Carolinas, you regularly watch the ocean batter the shoreline and wash over roads and fields. … Full Article

OPINION: The democratic approach to the L train

The election is over. Whether your candidate won or lost, the beauty of democracy was at work. The ability to influence our future is what makes our country so special. … Full Article

OPINION: Rural white America propels Trump to the presidency

Rural white America has staged a political rebellion unprecedented in recent American history, propelling billionaire developer Donald Trump to an astounding presidential victory. … Full Article

OPINION: Show your support for our neighborhood healthcare, The Brooklyn Hospital Center

As pastor of Brown Memorial Baptist Church for the last 15 years, I’ve seen our neighborhoods undergo some dramatic changes. Some of those changes are positive in nature and keep our neighborhood moving forward. … Full Article

OPINION: Can new media affect voting?

In its last episode before every presidential election, “Saturday Night Live” has always left audiences with one last, sharp criticism of the candidates. … Full Article

OPINION: An impressive encounter with Councilmember Gentile

I have known Councilmember Vincent Gentile for many years. My wife, a pre-K teacher, has always been impressed by his initiatives in education, an area of great interest to us since we have three children growing up in his district. … Full Article


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