Commentary

The non-violence sculpture at the U.N. headquarters in New York City.
New York’s famously tough gun laws play a role in curbing both homicides and suicides, but there are other factors at play.
States are legalizing turning garages into apartments.
The state should legalize turning garages into apartments.
Former Congressman Frederick Richmond, 96, died last month.
The recently deceased former Brooklyn congressman was a staunch liberal, but also corrupt and transactional.
Gov. Cuomo has proposed adding eight new tracks to Penn Station.
While Gov. Cuomo’s ambition to improve capacity is commendable, the recently announced plan is all wrong.
The Acela high-speed rail in Washington D.C.
Instead, Gov. Andrew Cuomo should invest in local transit improvements all over the state.
In New York City, the annual budget for homelessness tops $3 billion, yet 62,000 homeless people are overwhelming the municipal shelter system.
New York City needs a comprehensive review of its approach to housing the homeless.
One of our best op-eds of the year was on 9/11 survivors.
We’ve injected some overlooked ideas into the conversation.
Speaker Corey Johnson says he's concerned about the impact paid vacation will have on small businesses.
Studies show small businesses can afford to give workers time off.
Niagara County is asking: Did the Legislature violate the state constitution by delegating too much of its lawmaking authority to the commission?
Public Campaign Financing Commission stretches the limits of representative democracy.
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