They don't make too many athletes like Amare Stoudemire and Mariano Rivera anymore. Their grit and courage make them exemplary role models for this generation.
While every Democrat praises President Obama's "evolution" to favoring marriage equality, I can only ask: What took him so long? Why did he not realize sooner that marriage equality is the civil rights issue of our generation?
Spreading the trash problem around the five boroughs is a wise goal. Siting marine transfer stations in residential neighborhoods where many children congregate is awful public policy.
Stop and frisk must continue as a tool for the NYPD. It's time we had an honest appraisal: stop and frisk is saving minority men's lives. But jobs and education is a better way to save them. That work must begin now.
Great journalism -- our society's sunlight which shines on our darkest places -- is helping parents and children get justice in Brooklyn. For that, I say, amen.