Summer 2007. I will never forget the speed with which our neglected acres came to life. Bit by bit, Farmer Bob plowed and nurtured the soil transfor...
Reform should result in a policy that strikes a balance between punishment and rehabilitation.
New York only receives three percent of its power from coal-fired plants -- the dirtiest fossil fuel -- meaning it will have to look to other energy-saving measures to hit its mark.
Verizon NY lost $11 billion over the last five years and paid no income taxes. Isn't FIOS profitable? Part II of a new series based on the new repor...
Zephyr Teachout, who is running for governor of New York as a member of the Working Families Party, is a wonder, a living remind us that phrases like "speak truth to power" can be more than cliché.
Proclaiming yogurt as an official state snack is a terribly misguided proposal since the majority of yogurt on the market today is full of added sugars. The saddest part is those yogurts marketed to kids tend to have the most added sugars.
In New York state, standardized testing of students in grades 3-8 wrapped up this week, with three days of math tests. These followed three days of English Language Arts tests earlier in the month.
As well-intentioned as Holder's clemency plan is, it falls short That's because releasing prisoners back into society where they are forced to live out the remainder of their lives as convicted felons is a recipe for failure.
Ever since Beowulf, poetry has been critical to the development of the English language. We are now seeing a form of literary expression disappear without any discussion of whether it has a role to play in modern education.
New York has distinguished itself through the creation of NY State of Health. The marketplace has excelled, despite a very tight timeframe, while other state marketplaces and the federally facilitated one faltered.
New York's progressives are confronting a tough decision. Stick with Cuomo in spite of his economic policies? Split off and run a third-party candidate? Sit in their hands?
Did you know that in New York State (outside of New York City) it is legal to kill crows? While most other birds are protected under state laws, crows...
The findings we've discovered so far show a bleak landscape when it comes to some of the health issues we face in much higher numbers than our heterosexual counterparts.
Environmental justice movements in the outer boroughs put pressure on government to make life environmentally better for minorities living in areas where asthma rates were already high and the commercial garbage trucks driving through made it worse.
If we want to fight the sexual exploitation of young people, we absolutely must fight youth homelessness. Kids who don't have a safe place to stay enter a direct pipeline to the pimps and exploiters who recognize their desperation and are waiting to prey on them.
What is moral fervor? It is being fed up, instead of fed, by a few having way too much and the many having way too little.