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Health insurance company stocks soar under Obama

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

By IRA STOLL What got President Obama’s contraceptive compromise into the headlines was the religious angle. What deserves to keep it there is the economic angle. After Catholic organizations complained that the federal government wanted to force them to include free contraceptive coverage in their health insurance plans, the White House announced a compromise. As [...]

February 16, 2012 cartoon

Manning’s Law confounds the experts, inviting humility in business, sports, and life

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

By IRA STOLL The victory of the New York Giants in the National Football League’s Super Bowl is the latest in a series of recent news developments that underscore a principle that might be called Manning’s Law, after the Giants quarterback Eli Manning: The predictions of “experts” are often wrong. You can look it up. [...]

Time to stop the teacher bashing

To The Editor: It has been said by many that there is no teacher evaluation program in place. We hear the same thing from our mayor. Well, I’m here to tell you that it is an outright untrue-ism. If we are to debate this issue, we all must know the facts from people in the [...]

February 9, 2012 Cartoon

February 2, 2012 Cartoon

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Editorial

Clubhouse Politics There is a fiction spreading around that City Council candidate Clifford Stanton is some kind of anti-politician. After all, he claims that he is not seeking the support of Anthony Perez Cassino’s North Bronx Democratic Alliance Club. But there’s a good reason for this. The fact is that there is “no there there.” [...]

‘Rooftop Revolution’ could surge solar power in Bronx schools

By Scott M. Stringer Manhattan Borough President At a time when middle class families are working harder than ever to make ends meet, New York City could be taking bold and innovative steps to create thousands of new green collar jobs, generate clean energy and cut our monthly utility bills. All we have to do [...]

Cartoon, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

NCLB: The death star of American education

By DIANE RAVITCH I’d like to share some thoughts about a momentous occasion: the 10th anniversary of No Child Left Behind, which occurred on January 8. After 10 years of NCLB, we should have seen dramatic progress on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, but we have not. By now, we should be able to [...]

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