Opinions

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

OPINION: Select Bus Service, a welcome addition to Brooklyn’s transit scene

If you look behind the recent hoopla over the opening of the Second Avenue Subway in Manhattan, you’ll find that the real story is the slow pace at which it was constructed and the high cost of construction. … Full Article

OPINION: Figures show that Trump inherits robust economy

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: Shaping news coverage in the digital age

Whether you still prefer to hold a printed newspaper in your hands or have become comfortable reading news on a screen, you should hope that the essential journalism remains the same. … Full Article

OPINION: As rift grows, cause of Antarctica ice shelf crack draws scientists' attention

Cracks in the ice shelf are par for the course. But one crack just keeps growing — and it has scientists hunting for answers. … Full Article

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