Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: Understanding the nuances of mental health are key for COVID-19 recovery

The 2022-23 state Budget showed a clear indication that New York policymakers have been paying attention to concerns levied by health care providers during the pandemic, but more must be done.

Opinion

Opinion: Dianne Morales on what went wrong in her mayoral campaign

The 2021 progressive candidate explains what was going on in her personal life when her run for New York City Hall began unraveling.

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Opinion: With the expiration of 421-a, state lawmakers must do more to curb vacant luxury developments

Revising or scrapping Section 581 as well as imposing vacancy or pied-a-terre taxes would be good places for Albany to start.

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Opinion: Polling numbers show a fearful and anxious NYC

Here are key themes from our reading of the latest Siena poll

Commentary

Commentary: Brittle nature of Latino identity politics shows cracks as political representation falls short, disappoints

Achievements by the state’s Black political establishment has highlighted how Hispanic leaders haven’t made the same progress.

Opinion

Opinion: Buffalo supermarket shooting highlights need for co-responder models

With the rise in shootings across the country, law enforcement should no longer be the typical response to a mental health crisis.

Opinion

Bring back the solitary beat cop and put them on each subway

Patrolling train cars and platforms will bring back straphangers and jumpstart our city’s recovery.

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Opinion: Is it 1994 again?

History usually repeats itself and recent polling in New York state points to a worsening political climate for Democrats, including Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Opinion

Editor’s Note: Leave Delgado’s ethnicity alone

Debating what a person thinks about their own ethnic background is offensive.

Opinion

Opinion: The silent suffering of Asian women

COVID-19 and hate attacks have taken a disproportionate toll on the mental health of Asian women in New York, and it may get worse.

Opinion

Opinion: New York’s redistricting process is doomed to fail

Here’s why it’s already time to reform the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission.

Opinion

Opinion: Making the case for a “Freelance isn’t free” law in New York

Legislation would give independent workers a right to a written contract, timely and full payment and protection from retaliation.

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Opinion: The Tulsa-fication of New York and the rest of America

How the 1921 massacre and destruction of the Greenwood community created the paradigm for the current system of mass incarceration and institutionalized economic exclusion and generational poverty of Black and Brown communities.