Opinions

The Brooklyn Eagle enthusiastically backs an idea by readers to temporarily move the classic stone friezes currently gracing the façade of the Brooklyn Heights Library to the Brooklyn Museum … Full Article

OPINION: Surgeon General says e-cigarettes risk 'moving backward' on teen smoking

On Thursday, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy recommended that electronic cigarettes be incorporated into existing tax and marketing policies designed to prevent young people from smoking traditional cigarettes. … Full Article

OPINION: How natural gas and nuclear have made the U.S. greener, times two

Two-thirds of U.S. states saw their economies grow while they reduced their carbon dioxide emissions from 2000 to 2014. … Full Article

OPINION: Google to go all green, will other tech giants follow?

Google announced on Thursday that by the end of 2017, its entire operation, including data centers and corporate offices around the world, will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy.  … Full Article

OPINION: How curated articles could help Facebook fight fake news

In an attempt to curtail fake news on its network, Facebook could be eyeing a tool that would push stories from established, valid sources onto its users, according to sources close to the project. … Full Article

OPINION: Seeking truth, 21st-century style

Recently the Oxford Dictionaries declared “post-truth” as the international word of the year. From Britain’s “Brexit” referendum to the American presidential election, worries have grown that people are losing some common definition of what is true. … Full Article

OPINION: Social justice in the age of Trump

For many of us, even the words are hard to say: “President Trump.” … Full Article

OPINION: Presidential Apprentice

Two months before joining the government in an entry-level position, President-elect Donald Trump has been learning the ropes and is busier than a bartender ten minutes before midnight at a Times Square Applebee’s on New Year’s Eve. … Full Article

OPINION: Is Trump set to redefine how press & presidency engage?

One probable outcome of the Donald Trump administration already seems clear: it’s likely to redefine the relationship between the press and the U.S. presidency. … Full Article

OPINION: Sea ice hits record low; why is that a big deal?

Sea ice, which forms and melts annually, has declined more than 30 percent in the past 25 years. … Full Article

OPINION: In blue cities, new resolve to address hate crimes

Harmann Singh, a Sikh and first year student at Harvard Law School, was shopping in Cambridge, Massachusetts last week when a stranger called him “a [expletive] Muslim.” … Full Article

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