Israel long ago learned that it can expect little sympathy and even less justice at the United Nations. The organization’s high-minded diplomats from around the world have been known to remain silent while terrorist missiles land on Israeli soil, but stir themselves to outrage when Israel decides to defend itself.
Regrettably, nobody should be surprised Read More
Math and Its Problems
In The New York Times opinion section on Sunday, CUNY professor Andrew Hacker asked readers a question: Is Algebra Necessary? Mr. Hacker eventually reasoned the answer was no. Hundreds of his readers across the country screamed back, “Yes!”
These opinion articles are predisposed to garner strong reactions. Close to 100 readers might comment on an opinion piece on a controversial topic such as American involvement in the Middle East. Mr. Hacker’s article drove 474 commentators to their computers before The Times stopped accepting the respondents.
They weren’t to be halted; they then turned to the open platform of the web.
They were murdered more than a generation ago, before a fair portion of the city’s adult population was born. But the cases of Cornelia Crilley, murdered in 1971, and Ellen Hover, murdered in 1977, remain unsolved–for now, that is.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance recently announced the indictment of a serial killer and sex offender, Read More
The campaign to demonize the Wilpon family continues. To read some press reports, particularly in the New York Post, you’d think that Fred Wilpon, his son, Jeff, and their business partner, Saul Katz, were plotting with Mr. Madoff to steal the retirement savings of working people and the endowments of charitable organizations.
This is, of Read More
To understand the depths of shame and cynicism in the partisan stalling of health legislation for 9/11 first responders, it is only necessary to recall how eagerly Republican politicians once rushed to identify themselves with New York City’s finest and bravest. Nothing was easier, during the months and years that followed the terror attacks of Read More
That Folksy Billionaire
The words of billionaire investor Warren Buffett grace the op-ed page in today’s New York Times. Buffett’s stated aim is to offer thanks to the American government for bailing out the financial system two years ago. So far, financial pundits have rewarded Buffett’s efforts with parody and derision. But we wonder if Read More