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Entries by Tom Allon from 05/2012

A School Grows in Brooklyn

| Posted 05.03.2012 | Education

I have just witnessed the future of public education in America and I am so excited that my head is brimming with optimism.

Sports Profiles in Courage

| Posted 05.07.2012 | Sports

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.

What Took Him So Long?

| Posted 05.10.2012 | DC

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?

A Trashy Political Idea

| Posted 05.15.2012 | New York

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: Two Inconvenient Truths

| Posted 05.16.2012 | New York

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.

Sunshine Protects Child Abuse Victims

| Posted 05.22.2012 | New York

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.

Save the Children

| Posted 05.29.2012 | New York

We cannot pretend to care about whether our children are learning, if we don't do anything to make our teachers the best that they can be.