A fine revolution: The Supreme Court rules government cannot impose grossly disproportionate fees; there must still be consequences for lawbreaking

In a time of deep ideological divide, it’s good to see broad agreement on a basic right. The Supreme Court ruled 9-0 this week that … Continue reading

Who’s rigging whom? A President who railed against rigging protects a Cabinet secretary who bent the criminal justice system to go easy on a multi-millionaire

Donald Trump, a man of many obsessions, has hit upon a recurring theme at rally after rally: That the system, especially federal law enforcement, has … Continue reading

Gateway vs. the right way: Why not rack the cables in the Hudson River tunnels, too? Explore a cheaper, faster rehab option

Gateway, Amtrak’s massively overpriced $30-billion plan to not only dig new Hudson rail tunnels but plow under a block of Midtown, has a new leader. … Continue reading

No returns: One way to ensure the Amazon debacle never repeats? Fix the state’s Public Authorities Control Board

Eight days ago, a gang of selfish politicians playing fast and loose with the truth robbed this city and state of 25,000 to 40,000 good … Continue reading

A tale of two criminals: President Trump lambasts Jussie Smollett and ignores the far more dangerous Christopher Hasson

What rises to the attention of President Trump: the arrest of TV actor Jussie Smollett for staging a fake, racially motivated attack. “.@JussieSmollett — what … Continue reading