Climate Change Action

To The Editor: Last month the Cuomo administration announced that it would seek to redesign how electricity is distributed in New York, part of an ongoing effort to modernize our electrical system. While the Governor has supported several reforms to further the development of renewable energy, such efforts fall way short of the investments needed […]

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Charter Controversy

To The Editor: Charter schools “receive a billion dollars in taxpayer funds and we don’t know what’s going on,” notes City Councilman Daniel Dromm.How does the New York Charter School Center repond to this observation?  With denial?  With evidence?  Neither. It’s CEO, James Merriman charges Dromm is the teacher union’s “attack dog.” Whether he is […]

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Why ISIS?

To The Editor: The human thinking process has never been noted as being influenced exclusively by logic based on facts, but recently there has been a particular abuse of that more colorful thoughtless thinking process.  Three American girls had, and now three British girls have, decided to join ISIS in their fight to homogenize the […]

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Corruption In New York State

To The Editor: In a recent edition of the Queens Tribune, there was a letter discussing oligarchy in the U.S. With the oligarchy appellation is related another problem which is called corruption. In management sciences, we say that firms exist in a macro-environment. Macro-environment consists of legal, political, technological, demographic, ecological and economical components. Changeable […]

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Can GOP Win In 2016?

To The Editor: Our Republican leaders of today who want to become president should use former President Ronald Reagan as a blueprint for success. He not only went around talking to people but listened to what they had to say and by doing so formulated a plan on how to help the people of this great nation […]

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CB9 Practices In Need Of Review

To The Editor: Regarding [the Feb. 11] CB9 meeting; I was very disappointed that I was not informed by the Board about the so-called “silent protest.” As a board member, I thought I should have been given the courtesy of being notified about the protest against me. The public was given all the time they […]

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The Diet Of Lent

To The Editor: This Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry. But meat-free Lent is much more than a symbol of religious devotion to Christ. It helps reduce the […]

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An Oligarchy In The US

To The Editor: What is an oligarchy? According to Webster, it is “a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes.” What would an oligarchy need to do to maintain or increase their control? To mention just a basic few: keep wages low; Inhibit the ability for the people to […]

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