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OPINION: Generation Z voters could make waves in 2018 midterm elections

Unlike the much-studied millennials, we don’t know much about Generation Z, who now make up most of the 18- to 24-year-old voting bloc. … Full Article

OPINION: The midterm election intervention

It's such a hoary old chestnut, the phrase should be roasting on an open fire right about now. "This will be the most important election of our lifetime." We hear it every even-numbered November from every politician in every competitive race. But this time, they may be right. … Full Article

OPINION: Missing Saudi journalist a reminder that reporters worldwide face much worse than Trump's tweets

President Donald Trump spoke with the ruler of Saudi Arabia yesterday about its role in the disappearance of the Saudi-born journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and critic of Saudi leadership who appears to have been killed in Turkey. … Full Article

OPINION: Fixing a broken process for nominating U.S. Supreme Court Justices

President Donald Trump has nominated two Supreme Court justices during only 19 months in office. … Full Article

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

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