OPINION: George Washington's history? It's complicated

“What do you mean that America's youth know little about George Washington, except that he was a slave owner?” … Full Article

OPINION: Youth deserve ability to make an informed decision about their future

Unfortunately, the growing divide between the military and society was apparent last week when a teacher’s inaccurate and misinformed statements about the quality of America’s armed forces made national headlines. … Full Article

OPINION: Why I don’t love Marty Golden, and why you shouldn’t, too

The following Opinion piece is by writer, journalist and Bay Ridge resident Ross Barkan. Barkan is a Democrat seeking to run against state Sen. Marty Golden (R-Bay Ridge-Southwest Brooklyn) in the November election. … Full Article

OPINION: Why I love Marty Golden, and why you should, too

“There would be virtually no film or television production in New York but for Marty Golden,” according to Steiner Studios Chairman Doug Steiner. “He helped create the production tax credit, and has carried it through the Senate from inception through each of its renewals and expansions. … Full Article

Brooklyn, the pioneer of electric bus service since the 1950s

In early January, the Brooklyn Eagle ran an article announcing that the city plans to introduce 10 new, all-electric buses as part of a pilot program. … Full Article

OPINION: A Valentine's Day victim of Victoria's Secret

As Valentine's Day approached this year, I was at a loss regarding how to surprise my wife with a gift that would truly show my love and appreciation to her for not smothering me in my sleep. … Full Article

OPINION: New study finds Brooklyn’s 132,000 healthcare workers have among the city’s worst commutes

A new report by the Center for an Urban Future finds that Brooklyn residents working in the healthcare sector — the borough’s largest industry — have among the worst transit commutes in New York City.

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OPINION: Schools should support the whole child

Providing high-quality academics and meeting the social-emotional needs of children go hand in hand. You simply can’t have one without the other. During every step of my career — from teacher to principal to superintendent — I’ve prioritized instruction and emotional supports. … Full Article

OPINION: The false choice between the Dreamers and the military

While it is a pleasant surprise that last weekend's shutdown was resolved so quickly, there is hardly time for a sigh of relief. … Full Article


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