A few weeks ago, I was looking over a letter to the editor an area resident had sent into my office at work. She was criticizing self checkouts at stores and uses of kiosks instead of servers at her favorite restaurant. She ended the letter with a very intriguing question. “Are we just becoming a […]Read More Are We Becoming a Drive-through Society?
What’s the first thing you think about when you hear the word “terrorism”? I’ll bet images of bombs and explosions went through your mind—maybe thoughts of 9/11 or Paris as well. That’s no surprise. That’s how we’ve illustrated the word for a very long time. But we cannot rely on that illustration alone anymore. A […]Read More The Internet: The New Frontier of Terrorism
It’s the first thing you ever learn about government in school—that we vote to elect our leaders. Then years later, you prepare to walk into a booth at a polling place in New York and then you are denied the ability to cast a vote, as simple as being denied orange juice at a restaurant […]Read More New York Needs to Change Voting Laws
The 2016 presidential race has taken us on a road of many inconsistencies and surprises, but there’s one thing that has remained constant throughout—young people “feel the bern” more than any other candidate. According to CNN exit polls, Bernie Sanders has consistently won a majority of voters aged 18-29 in many states that have held their […]Read More Why Do Young People Love Bernie Sanders?
The battle for New York will might as well be called the battle of the New Yorkers. Not for many decades has a presidential primary in the Empire State been such competitive race for both parties. Not only because both front-runners are constantly on and off a clear track to the nomination, but because three […]Read More How Important is the New York Primary?
Divided. It’s a word we hear nonstop about our national politics, especially now. Mainstream media love to bombard us with stories using this dreadfully overused word and its various equivalents like “political polarization” to describe the disunity in U.S. politics. And they’re right. But what they’re not right about is where the line of division […]Read More Where America is Actually Divided
In many cases over the last few decades of passing laws and statutes, as goes California so goes New York. It seems that way once again as New York state passed a plan as part of its state budget Friday that will gradually hike the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022—a day after the […]Read More New York’s $15 Wage Path Is a Bumpy Road