Commentary & Opinion

Weather
12:25 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

It was a chilly weekend and it appears that the cooler weather will be with us for a while.  How long? Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano sheds some light on this question. 

Commentary & Opinion
11:17 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Essay: Superstorm Sandy, One Year Later

It’s weird to say that it has been a year since Superstorm Sandy hit. It doesn’t feel like it has been a year. Twelve months have indeed gone by, but the memory is still fresh.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:43 pm
Sun November 3, 2013

David Nightingale: October/November

October transitions into November, and not all the leaves down yet. Some still hang, brown and a tinge of orange, waiting for real heavy gusts to decide for them, once and for all, and sweep them to their colleagues, to join the beige sacking that now covers our part of the earth.                  

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Michael Meeropol: On Medicaid And The Affordable Care Act

Today I want to talk about the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.   No, I am not interested in talking about the computer glitches in the federal exchanges sign up web site.  Instead, I want to focus on the major success in the ACA and a strong effort to sabotage that success.  I am referring to the expansion of Medicaid.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Rogovoy Reports for November, 1 2013

This week we look at a film festival, a blues concert, a comic mystery, an art opening, and a homegrown folksinger-made good.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Steven Leibo: Lessons Learned From Sandy

Dr. Steven Leibo recalls Superstorm Sandy and the effect of climate change...

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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Herbert London: Islam vs. Islamism

It has become fashionable among the cognoscenti to distinguish between Islam and Islamism. In fact, the Quilliam Foundation, focused on religious freedom, has promoted the distinction along with many quite reputable analysts of Islamic behavior. Presumably the latter believes in the imposition of faith over society by violence or law; while the former rejects violence conducting itself as any other religion might. This distinction has a hopeful ring to it since one may embrace the faith and abandon the ideology, thereby stabilizing presently unstable societies.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Environment Needs A Moral Revolution

I commented last week about the need to deal with global warming, population growth and protecting the lands and forests that produce the oxygen we depend on. Those problems are interrelated, and if the rising seas aren’t bad enough, the loss of atmospheric oxygen will suffocate us all. I confess that puts a different perspective on other issues. Can we improve people’s health and job prospects if we have to hold down the impact on the environment? Well yes, but the question is whether we are willing to share in the sandbox we call earth?

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Paul Elisha: An End To Race Prejudice...

At a time when athletics are at the forefront of both academic and professional sports activity in the United States, it’s of special interest to see their effect in both areas;  a major chunk of which is being played out in the political arena.  Still dominant is the factor of race prejudice, intensified by the presence of an African-American President, with strong interests in both sectors.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Blair Horner: Affordable Care Act Moves Front And Center, And Takes A Beating

Today commentator Blair Horner of NYPIRG compares the federal healthcare program with the exchange in New York.

Once the antics ended over the shutdown of the federal government and a possible national default, all eyes focused on the implementation of the federal health care reform law; the Affordable Care Act.

And the picture has been ugly.

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