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Entries by Alan Singer from 08/2011

Matt Damon Can't Save the Schools

| Posted 08.01.2011 | Education

Public school advocates face a powerful coalition willing to dismantle public education in the United States for a variety of reasons. Teachers and teacher unions, branded as over-paid, liberals, and obstructionist in the right-wing media, make an easy target.

Is the Tea Party Future Unfolding in London?

| Posted 08.12.2011 | Politics

I worry we are seeing the Tea Party future unfolding in London. It is a future where the wealthiest citizens are not taxed and vital health, educational, and welfare services for everyone else are cut.

If You Want Real Bike Lanes...

| Posted 08.15.2011 | New York

I would like real Brooklyn bike lanes that allow people to safely travel across the borough and commute to work, but that would require planning and money, as well as concern for cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians.

The Resurrection of Seneca Village

| Posted 08.25.2011 | New York

Seneca Village was a pre-Civil War African-American community located between 82nd and 89th Streets and Seventh and Eighth Avenues in Manhattan.