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muslims

I Can’t Decide Whether the Counter-Protest Is The Best Or The Worst Thing About The Resistance

On Saturday June 10, 400 demonstrators gathered in Manhattan to counter-protest a rally being held by a right-wing group who say Sharia is incompatible with Western democracy. The anti-Sharia protests were organized by ACT for America, the largest anti-Muslim group [...]

June 13, 2017 Opinion
Universal healthcare

From Dream To Reality: Single-Payer Healthcare in New York Is Within Reach

It’s an idea whose time has come. In fact it’s an idea whose time came a long, long time ago across much of the western world. That idea is single-payer healthcare: a system that provides universal, free-at-the-point-of-need care where the [...]

June 5, 2017 Opinion
New York State Senate

New York’s Rogue Senators Show Up Democrat’s Shortcomings

Unless you are an avid follower of New York politics, you might not have heard of the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) until very recently. In fact, it has only been since the inauguration of Donald Trump in January this year that a spotlight [...]

June 4, 2017 Opinion
Angad Singh

Vice Journalist On American Identity and Standing Up

Angad Singh is an American. Like all Americans, he’s a lot of other things too. He’s a video journalist at VICE, a Southerner, an activist, and a Sikh. “People call me a Sikh-American. That’s my religious background: I’m a Sikh. [...]

May 22, 2017 Opinion
Activists flip off Trump Tower

As Trump’s Impeachment Looms, The Resistance Finally Hits Its Stride

In the wake of the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, the resistance has changed: it’s found its groove. Comey was fired by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, several days after Comey reportedly asked the Justice Department for more funding [...]

May 13, 2017 Opinion
New York City Hall

Stop Airbrushing Women From Politics

Though New York may appear a progressive utopia to those far from its shining lights, the politics of the city is littered with examples of dirty-dealing, nepotism, election-fixing, and outright corruption. Worse, for a city that allegedly values equality its [...]

May 3, 2017 Opinion, Women
We The People

How Republics Stand

Democracy works when those in power respond to those without. The American brand may have been put through the wringer of late – and even come under direct attack by a foreign power – but its cogs have kept turning,; [...]

April 18, 2017 Opinion
US Capitol

Tax March Brings Much Needed Solidarity to the Resistance

On Saturday April 15, traditionally Tax Day in America, over 200 marches and rallies took place across the country and beyond, to demand that Donald Trump release his tax returns. The president refused to disclose his as a candidate and now [...]

April 17, 2017 Opinion
Hands Off Syria March

Why I Have No Time For Assad Apologists

Hear that? It’s the baying crowd of Assad apologists, screaming invective from beyond the lunatic fringe of civilized political discourse. They pipe up each and every time there’s a new twist in the rotten saga of the Syrian Civil War, [...]

April 12, 2017 Opinion
Trump Supporter

No, Nicholas Kristof, We Shouldn’t Be Nice To Trump Voters

Dear Nicholas Kristof, In your April 6 column, you implore progressives to “be nice to Trump voters.” Why? Because these supposedly passed-over voters in flyover states feel they are not being listened to and because liberals don’t understand their positions. Also [...]

April 6, 2017 Opinion