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What's Missing From Our Thanksgiving Menus? Justice for Farm Workers

Jennifer S. Hirsch | Posted 11.26.2015 | Business
Jennifer S. Hirsch

How we eat is one of the central ways we show who we are and what we care about, but what's almost entirely impossible is to put food on the table that was produced by workers who enjoy the same rights as almost every other laborer in America.

What Fresh Hell Is This?

George Heymont | Posted 12.30.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new dramas offer stark and disturbing depictions of specific flavors of hell on earth that crush the soul and, on occasion, tear the body to shreds. Whether above ground or below, whether the battle is fought with guns and bombs or fear and manipulation, there are no winners.

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part VIII -- IBM Unveils a Road to Long Island's Future at the Same Time That It's Business as Usual in Albany

Marshall Brown | Posted 10.04.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

Here's a useful graphic from The Nature Conservancy showing the sources of nitrogen pollution in various parts of the East End of Long Island, from a report entitled Nitrogen Load Modeling -- The Peconic Estuary, New York.

Paul Haggis Speaks in Third Person

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Third Person, which stars Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody and Mila Kunis, among others, is yet another attempt by writer-director Haggis to subvert the expectations of the people who come to see his films.

Governor Cuomo: Veto This Bill

David A. Singer | Posted 09.02.2012 | New York
David A. Singer

As misbegotten as this bill is from a policy standpoint, the budget ramifications to school districts could be much more draconian.

Eric Shneiderman, State Senator In Charge Of Monserrate Panel

The New York Observer | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This week, Schneiderman was announced as leader of a panel charged deciding the fate of Senator Hiram Monserrate, a Queens Democrat who had just been ...