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Is the New York Times Endorsing Legalization of Prostitution?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.16.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Our culture's current lack of understanding of women as full human beings must evolve into a conviction that indivisible rights include freedom from unfettered male sexual access, from female genital mutilation to child marriage; from reproductive health to sexual violence; from sexual harassment to prostitution. Achieving equality depends on it.

Verizon's Memo to Staff About FiOS: "Trust the Facts." What About the Truth?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Click for Verizon's "Trust the Facts". Verizon created "Trust the Facts", a fact sheet and talking points for the Verizon staff. It appears to be ba...

The Natural: Ritchie Torres Is Redefining Both Identity and Politics in New York City While Scoring a Big Win for LGBT Seniors

Christopher Murray | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Murray

At 26-years-old, the youngest member of the New York City Council is a self-proclaimed "old soul." He's a freshman Councilmember, but is already part of the leadership there, the chairperson of the Committee on Public Housing.

Arts Testimony for Every City Council District

Lane Harwell | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

I offer testimony for every NYC Council district to support robust allocations in the City's FY 2015 budget to cultural affairs and arts education. As...

WATCH: Quinn Bids Farewell To City Council

Posted 12.20.2013 | New York

The New York City Council held its final session of the year Thursday. The meeting marked the last time Speaker Christine Quinn presided over the legi...

The Limits of Mayoral Philanthropy

Rory Lancman | Posted 02.08.2014 | New York
Rory Lancman

The evidence is overwhelming that the philanthropist-mayor's approach to helping New York's vast, overwhelmed middle class and its chronically poor has been unsuccessful. A mayor has to have a more comprehensive strategy for bolstering the middle class.

Raising the Cigarette Sales Age to 21: Politics Meets Paternalism

Audrey Silk | Posted 07.13.2013 | New York
Audrey Silk

Minors shouldn't smoke. There is a law already on the books that covers this. Sales to minors are illegal. Enforce it and leave the adults alone.

Why I'm For Corey Johnson

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 02.25.2013 | New York
Ryan J. Davis

In Corey Johnson, we see what a Millennial brings to the table as a councilmember. He's more than an LGBT ally -- he's a leader. How lucky we'd all be if he had a seat in the New York City Council and I'm proud to support him.

NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Hit And Arrested During 'Occupy' Raid

The Huffington Post | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 02.16.2012 | Latino Voices

UPDATE: 4:39 PM - 11/16/2011 - At a press conference Wednesday, Rodriguez addressed what happened for the first time. He said he tried to identify him...