NYC Mayor de Blasio Rips Corporate Welfare, Champions a Living Wage

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A higher minimum wage will mean more money in the pockets of workers which builds a thriving economy.

Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen: NYC Tourists of the Year

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Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen, BFFs for life.

What I Learned About Marriage After Officiating 300 Weddings

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Edie Weinstein is learning the meaning of love, commitment and devotion after standing at the altar at least 300 times.

A Love Story About Mommy and Daddy For My Children This Valentine’s Day

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An open letter from Ariel Chesler to his daughters, about how he knew their mother was the one for him.

Chris Christie is Too Tough for Today’s “Feminized Atmosphere”?

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It took a few days for Fox News to circle the focus groups on the Chris Christie political apocalypse and finally come up with what polls well with their viewership.

Unsolicited Advice for Bill de Blasio

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The new most powerful mayor in America has a lot of expectations to live up to. Here’s a few more.

Trying to be a Better Man through Meditation

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Mark Radcliffe explains how meditation improved his relationship with himself

Watching Time Pass Over the Vineyard Game

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You can’t buy Christmas spirit, but you can make it.

A Poor Man’s Pope, A Rich Man’s Mayor

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Doug Zeigler explores the very different messages of Pope Francis and New York City Mayor Bloomberg about the poor.

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Last-Ditch Effort to Preserve Stop-And-Frisk in New York City

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If Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio follows through on his commitment to drop the appeal to the case, Friday’s ruling will likely be the end to litigation over the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program.

Have We Lost the Art of Medicine?

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An experienced caregiver shares three tips for injecting humanity into an often cold & arbitrary heath-care system

What Thursday’s Surprising Ruling Means For New York’s Stop-And-Frisk Laws

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A federal appeals court panel not only put the landmark New York Police Department stop-and-frisk ruling on hold; it also removed the trial judge from the case, finding that she had violated ethics rules.

Brothers, Shake It Off

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Dr. Gadsden discusses the reality that while many men will never end up physically imprisoned many are still “journeying through life psychologically and spiritually imprisoned”

The Riddle of Steel

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Jackie Summers was about to have a very good day and solve all the mysteries of the universe. Or so he thought.

Loud Talkers and Slow Walkers: A Curmudgeon’s Diary

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Tom Gualtieri’s inner curmudgeon has his day in New York.

Ethical Parenting Outside of New York City? You Must Be Kidding!

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Ariel Chesler explains the importance of growing up where your back yard is connected to your neighbor’s yard, and your front stoop was mere feet from your neighbor’s.