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December 14, 2021
The Finger Lakes Are Being Poisoned
The birthplace of American feminism is being buried under a mountain of garbage.
Susan Brind Morrow
December 10, 2021
“People Are at a Breaking Point” After Transfers From Rikers
Multiple women at Bedford told
that the situation there has gotten worse since the transfers from Rikers, including an increase in Covid cases and prolonged lock-ins.
December 9, 2021
To Reduce Inequality in Our Education System, Reduce Class Sizes
New York City has a rare opportunity to pass a hugely popular bill to shrink class sizes. So why are the mayor and the City Council speaker standing in its way?
November 12, 2021
There’s No Second Amendment on the South Side of Chicago
Why public defenders are standing with the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association in the Supreme Court.
Sharone Mitchell Jr.
November 10, 2021
“The Worst Prison in New York State”
The situation at Rikers is bad, but at Great Meadow Correctional Facility, a maximum security facility more than 200 miles north of New York City, it’s worse.
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November 4, 2021
The Supreme Court Is Poised to Give a Giant Gift to Gun Nuts
Yesterday, the nation’s highest court heard the most significant Second Amendment case in a decade, and it did not bode well for gun control.
November 1, 2021
Voter Suppression Isn’t Just a Problem Down South
Three measures on the ballot tomorrow give New Yorkers the chance to defend and extend access to the ballot right here at home.
October 25, 2021
Disabled and Abandoned in New York State Prisons
Incarcerated people are being disciplined because their disability makes it impossible to comply with prison rules.
October 19, 2021
India Walton Didn’t Come Out of Nowhere
Buffalo’s transformation is the fruit of years of struggle.
October 15, 2021
Why Won’t New York’s Top Democrats Back the Democratic Nominee for Mayor of Buffalo?
India Walton inspired a grassroots movement that won the Democratic primary. But the state party refuses to endorse her, and so does Governor Hochul.