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Mayoral Spin Cycle

Fall of powerful males has been a long time coming

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once famously said, “No man ever steps in the same river twice” to describe his belief that the only constant in life is change. Comment

You are either complicit or not

Everyone needs to take a stand against sexual harassment. Comments (1)

We’re Biden our time until Joe runs for president

Our columnist can’t wait until 2020! Comments (1)

Best of times, worst of times for the media

It is a grand understatement to say media in American has been undergoing a seismic shift these past few years. We all know print is suffering and could be threatened with extinction in the not-too-distant future (although I am still a firm believer that print will exist in some media outlets for many more decades). Radio has become a dinosaur. Even cable television is getting socked by all the cord-cutters who would rather stream than stick to prime-time viewing. Comment

These aren’t your father’s Yankees

Tom Allon is a Met fan, but that doesn’t mean he can’t love these Baby Bombers. Comment

It’s time to end the war on women

It happened again, and it needs to stop. Comments (1)

Athletes establishing their 1st Amendment rights

This week, our columnist says players have a right to speak their minds — and they should. Comments (3)

Let’s be prepared for the next hurricane

This week, our columnist says it is time we make sure the city becomes storm-proof. Comment

Author, rabbi’s inspirational journey

I’ve always admired people who can take the pain and suffering from their lives and turn it into a compelling memoir or novel. The most famous of these was the best-seller by Frank McCourt, “Angela’s Ashes,” which told the harrowing tale of growing up dirt poor in Ireland and being raised by a beleaguered mother of four and an alcoholic father who would drink most of his paycheck away each week. Comment

Memories of college — as I send my daughters off

We are getting an early dose of fall breezes in August even though we are entering the dog days of summer now. Comment

A convenient time for an ‘Inconvenient Sequel’

He soars through the skies of the Antarctic checking up on the melting of the glaciers near the pole. Comments (2)

Now is the time for universal day care in New York City

There’s a simple way to help raise up the middle class: Take care of their kids. Comments (1)

‘Obit’ documentary stirring glimpse at journalism

It is one of the best-read parts of The New York Times each day, but few admit they read it. Comments (1)

Political arsonist raises the bar for defending free speech

My freshman roommate at Cornell in 1981 pasted a picture of a blonde coed on his wall one day. Comment

Fame — and power— are fleeting

My first boss once told me a story that illustrated the evanescence of power. Comments (1)

RIP Jimmy Breslin: A tabloid titan whose insults never stung

This week, our columnist honors an old hero. Comment

An Israeli field of dreams at the World Baseball Classic

How I stopped worrying about the Mets and learned to love Team Israel. Comments (1)

Ranking city’s and state’s most influential players

Who holds the city’s levers of power changes every year, and that’s why we rank ’em. Comment

It’s time to boycott the Knicks — and James Dolan

How do we fix the problem at Madison Square Garden? By hitting it in the pocketbook, says our columnist. Comments (3)

The people and the press must check government’s power

It’s up to us to make sure — you and me — to resist the new President’s plan to trample our rights. Comments (1)



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