Hundreds of thousands of workers across the U.S. participated in a nationwide strike on May 1, 1886 to demand an eight-hour workday.
When the first cases of the coronavirus were reported in New York over a month ago, it was tempting to think of the virus as an equalizer. After all, celebrities, athletes, and other privileged people tested positive, reinforcing the idea that anyone could get the virus.
The recent trial in the NYCLU’s challenge to the East Ramapo, New York School Board has unearthed a voting rights scandal and an educational disaster with sordid details, including token cand
On any given day last year, 740 people, on average, were locked up in New York City jails, even though they had not even been accused of committing a crime.
One of the psychological impacts of the coronavirus is that it makes us scared of almost everyone we see. A polite stranger holding the door is transformed, in the time of COVID-19, into a possible vector for disease that should be avoided.