Perspectives

Please, No Free Range Sex Offenders

December 6, 2015  To the Editor: I agree with many of Lenore Skenazy’s ideas on “free range children.” However, I do disagree with much of her article entitled “Are We All Sex Offenders?” (Dec. 3-16). I worked for over 30 years, in my home state of Wisconsin, in the prevention of all types of child abuse, sexual assault, and family ...

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No Mission Accomplished Yet on UWS Schools

Before the handshakes and fist-bumping, let us not forget that the need to build new schools to serve the Lincoln Square neighborhood is being addressed almost two decades too late. With the proliferation of construction of new buildings along West End and Amsterdam Avenues and Riverside Boulevard and the overcrowding of local public schools, planning for new schools should have ...

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Can’t Board a One-Dollar Bus With Only 35 Cents

  To the Editor: “With Bus Terminal Fuss Unabated, Port Authority Allocates Billions” (by Jackson Chen, Jan. 12-25) confirms to me that the proposed Port Authority of New York & New Jersey 10-year, $32 billion Capital Plan is disappointing. Only $3.5 billion is provided toward construction of the new $10 billion 42nd Street PA Bus Terminal. It is wishful thinking that ...

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A Man For All Treasons

BY MAX BURBANK Well, here’s a novel situation! It’s been more than a week since Trump met with Putin in Helsinki for their behind closed doors, super-secret, Best Friends Club summit, and it’s still in the national consciousness! I don’t think that’s happened since our Orange Emperor referred to a bunch of tiki-swingin’, chino-sportin’ neo-Nazis as […] Nigel

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Time’s Up for Trump

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | After President Donald Trump’s abysmal and shocking performance in a post-summit press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week in Helsinki, there is no doubt left but that he must be removed from office. Before going any further, I want to acknowledge three points obvious to anyone reading these words. […] Nigel

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Greek Tragedy for Morons

BY MAX BURBANK It’s about as close as he’ll every get to a Sunrise Service. At 5:35 a.m. on Sunday, August 5, our presumptive president took a moment from his 11-day summer golf vacation to tweet an admission that the statement he dictated for his namesake son, regarding the infamous Trump Tower meeting with a […] Nigel

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Why Did the East 20s Ignore Gay Pride?

BY ERIC GINIGER | Imagine you lived in a city that decided to end a major parade route into your neighborhood: one would think that the owners of restaurants and bars would welcome thousands of hungry and thirsty celebrants to their establishments. Alas, that was not the case for my New York City neighborhood. I live […] Nigel

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Stand With America’s Free Press

BY THE PUBLISHERS AND EDITORS | The necessity of a trusted free press to the health of American democracy has been undisputed since the founding of our republic — until now. Over the past year and a half, the journalists of our free press have been slandered as “Enemies of the People” — not by a […] Nigel

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Trump’s Endless Summer of Discontent

BY MAX BURBANK | It’s September, but it’s still hot as hell in much of the country, not least our nation’s capitol, and in more ways than one. If my column were fiction (and you’ve no idea how much and how often I wish it were), my opening sentence would be an example of the […] Nigel

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A Kavagnawing Sense of Emptiness and Despair

BY MAX BURBANK | Fair warning: This is yet another column about Brett Kavanaugh, his quest to become a Supreme Court Justice, and all the overstuffed, hideous man-baggage that goes with it. If that makes you want to stop reading, so be it, and I don’t blame you. Hell, I don’t want to write about it. […] Nigel

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