Here in New York, we are fortunate to have some of the strongest gun laws in the country and I want to thank the members of the Assembly — led by Speaker Carl Heastie — for passing measures this sp … Full Article

OPINION: With swift cancellation of 'Roseanne,' ABC draws line in sand

The “Roseanne” reboot could have been unifying TV. It was something rare in today’s US entertainment: a depiction of an extended working class family, including supporters of President Trump. … Full Article

OPINION: We should legalize pot, but not let it bring a new ‘Wild West’

The debate over marijuana across America has evolved over the years, in light of wide racial and socioeconomic disparities in arrests and prosecution of recreational marijuana use, as well as a diverse range of voices in healthcare that have studied the substance’s effects on its users. … Full Article

OPINION: 'Atticus Finch' tackles tough questions about an American icon

Like generations of American children before me and most likely after me, I met Atticus in the “tired old town” of Maycomb, Alabama, through a required reading assignment. In Maycomb, rainy weather turned the streets to red slop and grass grew on the sidewalks. … Full Article

OPINION: When the humanities meet Big Data

Being a voracious reader is a prerequisite for academics in the humanities, but even the most dedicated bookworm needs to eat, sleep and socialize. … Full Article

OPINION: The cost of delay is approaching the size of the nation’s entire infrastructure backlog

Common Good released an update yesterday of its 2015 report “Two Years, Not Ten Years” revealing that the cost of delay in rebuilding America’s infrastructure has grown in five years from about $3.7 trillion to nearly $3.9 trillion. … Full Article

OPINION: 10 best books of May, The Monitor's picks

1. "The Soul of America," by Jon Meacham — Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham canvasses American history for moments of division and strife. … Full Article

OPINION: The time for Little Haiti Brooklyn has come

There are 190,718 Haitians living in New York state, 156,000 of whom live in New York City. Outside of Haiti, New York possesses the highest concentration of Haitians in the country. … Full Article

OPINION: A rebuke from a much gentler age

 This is a story of road rage gone good.

The incident happened long ago and was unremarkable in and of itself. It was even forgettable – but for Captain Crosby’s reaction to it. … Full Article

OPINION: Leaking isn’t unique to Trump White House

News leaks have bedeviled many U.S. presidential administrations. Teddy Roosevelt loved dropping the press tidbits but was shocked when they weren’t printed verbatim. Richard Nixon hated leaks and formed an internal anti-leak Plumbers team, inadvertently leading to Watergate abuses. … Full Article

OPINION: The growing art of American cursing

Get this: the average American can't get through the day without cursing. So is the finding of a recent 9Round Kickbox Fitness survey, as reported in the New York Post. … Full Article


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