We shouldn’t malign Amy Barrett’s religious values only because we don’t want her on the Supreme Court

We don’t want Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court. But that doesn’t mean we should malign her supposedly sexist religious values, which is precisely what we denounced president for doing to Khan back in 2016. And it’s not just hypocritical; it’s self-defeating. The best way to enhance sympathy for Barrett and to ensure her confirmation… Read More We shouldn’t malign Amy Barrett’s religious values only because we don’t want her on the Supreme Court

NYC must reshape its elaborate zoning laws to spur reuse, reinvestment & hopefully long-term growth

Individuals who fled New York City in March, to alternate residences or elsewhere, may not come back. An economy that had shifted away from the financial sector toward service & tourism industry has been destroyed: Hotels are still mostly empty, Cinemas aren’t coming back until next spring earliest, & no one knows for certain when… Read More NYC must reshape its elaborate zoning laws to spur reuse, reinvestment & hopefully long-term growth

Trump on steroids: Desperate hubris, desperate rage, but fighting to the incoherent bitter end

Seeing Trump gasp on the White House balcony after leaving Walter Reed on Monday, & try to hide that gasping from the people, was one for the ages. His solitude at that moment was absolute, as he stood there absurdly pantomiming victory, saluting his own chopper as it vanished into the darkness. Desperate hubris, desperate… Read More Trump on steroids: Desperate hubris, desperate rage, but fighting to the incoherent bitter end

Trump’s worst misstep in battling the opioid crisis is his own cruel & relentless war against the Affordable Care Act

Trump won election four years ago thanks in part to support from US citizens whose communities & lives had been ravaged by opioid addiction, a public-health crisis of epic magnitude Trump promised he’d fix as president. Instead, he took half measures, then failed to fund them fully. Despite declaring the opioid crisis a public health… Read More Trump’s worst misstep in battling the opioid crisis is his own cruel & relentless war against the Affordable Care Act

President Donald Trump has no discipline, no clear worldview and no strategy to govern

Trump arrived back to the Office on Wednesday, less than 7 days after he tested positive for Covid-19. Still presumably infectious, still shedding the deadly virus, he simply didn’t care that he’s exposing more White House employees. A top economic adviser would not say whether Trump has been wearing a face cover; this after dozens… Read More President Donald Trump has no discipline, no clear worldview and no strategy to govern

Imposing restrictions in parts of Brooklyn & Queens with high virus numbers are bitter but necessary drug

Trump’s false claims aside, coronavirus is to be feared and feared greatly. Which is why the safety measures being imposed on sections of Brooklyn & Queens with extremely high COVID numbers are bitter but necessary drug. There’s plenty of rancor between sparring partners Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo on this and everything else, but… Read More Imposing restrictions in parts of Brooklyn & Queens with high virus numbers are bitter but necessary drug

De Blasio & Cuomo’s plan to close school buildings in 9 zip codes should help frustrate the spread of COVID

Since NYC Mayor de Blasio & Gov. Cuomo agree: School buildings in 9 Covid-19 hot spots in Brooklyn & Queens are shuttered beginning today. That is a blunt decision, but it should help frustrate the spread of coronavirus, which took lives of Jews & gentiles alike, more than 20K of them in New York City.… Read More De Blasio & Cuomo’s plan to close school buildings in 9 zip codes should help frustrate the spread of COVID