Stephen Gottlieb

Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Worst Supreme Court Decisions In Two Decades

What’s the worst thing the U.S. Supreme Court has done in two decades?

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: What Makes American Democracy Successful?

We are justly proud of democracy in America. But what makes a democracy morally great and what makes it successful?

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Metro-North Had Neither Featherbedding Nor Safety

On Sunday, December 1, Metro-North reported an “accident occurred just before 7:30 a.m. … [A] southbound, Hudson Line train with about 120 passengers on board derailed just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx. All cars derailed.” [1] We now know four people died and many were injured.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Mandela By Comparison

I want to explore an important comparison that has not been addressed about Nelson Mandela.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: The Deal With Iran

The deal with Iran is excellent news. Hat’s off to Kerry and Obama.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Other Civilizations Disappeared But What of Ours?

At Persepolis, stone carvings bear witness to tribute paid to Persian kings by other great rulers and former empires. Iran was once a great breadbasket of the world. But the Greeks stopped their advance and much of Iran is now a desert. But not America.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:59 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Supreme Poison: Adultery And States’ Rights

A week ago my students and I went to the U.S. Supreme Court and saw the argument in Bond v. United States.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Casinos And The Board Of Elections

 When this is aired, I will be in Washington, D. C., where my students and I went to the U.S. Supreme Court to hear cases argued that we have been studying. Since it is also election day, I had to fill out an absentee ballot. On the ballot, the casino proposition leads the group of ballot propositions. Governor Cuomo had “submitted a concurrent resolution to the State Legislature to amend article I, § 9 of the State Constitution to allow for ‘casino gambling regulated by the state.’”(1)  
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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
3:52 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: To Fight Brush Fires Or The Whole Enchilada

Should we fight against the brush fires or tackle the whole enchilada? I’ve often wondered about that. People find it easier to tackle the little pieces. I’ve heard that Napoleon, retreating in Russia, broke the retreat into a series of small objectives to keep up his men’s confidence. But then we know the man in charge had his eyes on the big picture – getting out of Russia before he lost his entire army.

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