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CONTACT HIGHS By Sy Schleimer What a miracle of human sound When sharing by voice was found. Early grunts, shrieks  and  groans Magically evolved into human tones. Enabling pairs  and groups to grow Into diversified societies we know, Inexorable cultural complex needs, Impelled literature and  tech deeds.   The sound images of video and TV Transmitted  life into […]

BY DR. JAMES H. COOPER  |  Can liberal Christianity be saved? So asked New York Times columnist Ross Douthat in a recent opinion piece, written on the heels of the Episcopal Church’s decision to allow same-sex marriage blessings. He went on to pin the decline in Episcopal Church attendance since the 1960s to a period […]

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BY BILL LOVE and ROBIN FORST  |  Members of the Lower Manhattan Democrats (L.M.D.) were thrilled by the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act — the centerpiece legislation of Barack Obama’s first term as president. Supporters of the new health care law have been eagerly awaiting the outcome of the […]

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BY MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT SCOTT M. STRINGER  |  The future looked rosy 100 years ago, when New York undertook a revolutionary plan to build a vast network of subways and elevated trains. But it looks considerably different today as we struggle to meet urgent transit needs. Anyone who’s crammed their way onto a crowded A or […]

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BY SHELDON SILVER  |  In Lower Manhattan, where the cost of living is very high, it is essential that we provide our residents with all the tools they need to succeed and thrive. I am proud of the great strides we have made in rebuilding and improving our Downtown community. Now, we must fix the […]

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BY SHELDON SILVER | Since we first introduced our proposal to extend New York’s millionaires tax in May, the State Assembly’s Democratic conference has led the way in the fight to bring fairness to our tax code. We strongly believe that those making $50,000 a year should not be paying the same tax rate as […]

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BY MARGARET S. CHIN  |  Last week, politicians from every level of government weighed in on the Occupy Wall Street Movement. From Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the movement, which began in New York on Sept. 17, captured the attention of mainstream America. Help from powerful backers, like the New York State […]

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BY MARGARET S. CHIN  |  As your City Council representative, I would like to highlight the significant changes that have been made to the proposed Soho Business Improvement District plan. I became involved in the Soho BID process after it became clear the BID organizers had not adequately considered the concerns and input of the […]

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