Nothing to fear but fear itself

Op Ed

Last week seemed more intense than most. Watching the Roxbury community remember the 9/11 attacks brought back all sorts of memories. A look at gun violence in our country and our inability to agree on any reform of our gun laws to slow the ever-rising number of mass shootings stirred anxiety. Watching social media posts and comments about the “active […]

Is the N.R.A. losing it’s grip?

Op Ed

Depending on what you label “mass shooting,” there were between 289 and 297 of them in the United States between January 1 and September 3. While there are many different ways to define “mass shooting,” the most common seems to be four or more people shot in one incident, at one location, at roughly the same time. Using that definition, […]

Why the N.R.A. is losing

She is nameless, but we see her long brown hair, movie star looks, and semi-modest black shirt. With one hand she slightly drops her glasses, revealing her dark eyes and confident smile. The bold white text across the photo states, “Statistics show that criminals commit less crime…after they have been shot.” Next, 114 users click the little heart at the […]

Just say no to license plate tax

Op Ed

Death by a thousand cuts. Nickel and dime. If those adages come to mind when you think of New York State government, you are not alone. Now the latest example: the governor’s push to require millions of drivers to buy new license plates, needed or not. Recently, the governor’s office launched a statewide survey to select a new license plate […]

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