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Stand Against Racism, Protect Asian-American Women's Health

Jan 22, 2016

Council Member Chin, one of the authors (photo: William Alatriste) New York City has the opportunity to support Asian-Americans and women's health by opposing deceptively named, so-called "sex-selective abortion bans." These attacks


The Wisdom of Primaries

Jan 21, 2016

Zephyr Teachout, in yellow, with "fractivists" (photo: @zephyrteachout) In her zeal to attach herself to Barack Obama at the recent Democratic debate in Charleston, Hillary Clinton at one point issued a


New York's Education Policy in Historic Disarray

Jan 20, 2016

Gov. Cuomo in May, 2015 (photo: Office of the Governor - Kevin P. Coughlin) The past several months have been one of the most tumultuous periods in New York State's educational history,


Move Martin Luther King Day to November

Jan 18, 2016

The Obama family visits Dr. King's memorial (White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) In 1982, President Reagan signed the law that established a federal holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr.


Don't Be Seduced By Sexy Transportation Projects

Jan 11, 2016

Gov. Cuomo & his infrastructure plans (photo via The Governor's Office on flickr) We don't research and write about New York's rich transportation history because we get excited about subway tokens