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Protestors during the Workers Against Wage Theft protest in New York City earlier this year.
Workers are struggling and street crime is down, so here’s how prosecutors can shift their focus.
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The state budget provides a chance for campaign finance reform.
Reducing the influence of big money in state politics can still happen.
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A person is sean walking throught the empty lawn of Sheep Meadow in Central Park on March 21st.
Closing them to slow the spread of COVID-19 would do more harm than good.
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Where has Mayor de Blasio gone wrong with education policy?
The mayor of New York City should have followed on his predecessor’s path in education policy.
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Rikers Island
The conditions are crowded and unsanitary and the spread inside will eventually get outside.
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Americans are emptying the shelves of painkillers during the COVID-19 crisis.
Universal health insurance, paid sick leave and other social programs would slow the virus’ spread.
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New York City's First Lady Chirlane McCray hosting a community conversation on mental health.
The program’s architect explains what it did right and why it matters.
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A pedestrian wearing a face mask while walking along a nearly-vacant Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the most important pedestrian street in downtown Milan.
The president and governor have the authority to order a lockdown. They just might not get reelected if they do.
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SNAP is one program that helps low-income families in New York.
Forcing low-income households to do without savings worsens their economic precarity.
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A light pole with a surveillance camera at the World Trade Center.
It would require the NYPD to disclose information about its surveillance tools.
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