News & Community Issues

The decline of manufacturing jobs in the last few decades has led to a steady population loss in New York. Cities also face numerous challenges in attracting young, educated people to the state, and...
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has elevated the national discussion about the impact of fossil fuels on the environment. Some people see this as the perfect time to ramp up...
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has elevated the national discussion about the impact of fossil fuels on the environment. While many decisions must be made on a large scale in...
Civil discourse is described as "an engagement in conversation intended to enhance understanding." Psychologist Kenneth J. Gergen describes civil discourse as "the language of...
After a ten-year decline, the teen pregnancy rate in America is on the rise. The latest figures show that three in ten girls in the United States get pregnant by age 20, and the United States has the...
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is a civil rights law that required businesses, buildings, public transportation, and other services to accodate people with disabilities. It also...
What makes a person liberal or conservative, a Republican or Democrat?  Who are their heroes in American history and today?  What do candidates mean when they speak of "limited...
Since 1492, when Genovese navigator Cristoforo Colombo sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to what he thought was Asia, Italians have played an important role in our land.  Another Italian explorer...
A report at the end of summer 2010 revealed that despite the economic slowdown beer consumption has been strong and breweries are enjoying healthy earnings.  That may include the output of...
But truth be told, when I crunched the numbers, a farmers' market meal made of roasted local pasture-raised chicken, baked potatoes and steamed broccoli cost less than four meals at Burger King...