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May 31, 2023

Sending the Wrong Signals

The New York City Council has added another misguided new progressive policy to those, like bail reform and safe drug-injection sites, that make life worse for the poor in the…

May 23, 2023

Public Housing Should Have Work Rules, Too

Thanks to the debt-ceiling showdown, Republicans appear to have a fighting chance to add a work requirement for those receiving SNAP (food stamp) and Medicaid benefits. They should also turn…

May 19, 2023

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: America Today

With the expiration of the Covid-era rule justifying the expulsion of illegal border-crossers on public health grounds, the Biden Administration, to the dismay of progressives, has gone Trumpish. Absent “Title…

May 12, 2023

Follow the Money as Hochul Floats Tobacco Ban While Pushing Legal Marijuana

Governor Hochul has floated the idea of banning all sales of tobacco products in New York State, even as she urges New Yorkers to purchase and partake of now-legal cannabis….

May 8, 2023

An Inspiration to Freethinkers

Some of us still subscribe to the view that we didn’t leave the Democratic Party; it left us. For such apostates and freethinkers, Fred Siegel was an inspiration and a role model…

May 1, 2023

Here’s How Hochul Can Salvage Her Goal of More Affordable Housing in NY

Notably missing from the budget the Legislature is passing is a proposal Gov. Kathy Hochul had marked as a top priority: spurring cities and towns to build 800,000 new housing units….