Getting Away With Murder in America

Getting Away With Murder in America

BY DIANE DIMOND Turn on prime-time television any night of the week and it’s likely you’ll find a show about a cold case murder. The program will feature an intrepid detective or two who dig in and — voila! — solve the most perplexing cases. The reality, however, is very different. Statistics reveal that more […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Back to School”

County Executive’s Corner: “Back to School”

By Rockland County Executive Ed Day County Executive’s Corner: “Back to School” The first lesson is obvious but it is one that bears repeating; drivers must stop behind a stopped school bus and wait until the bus’s red light is off before going. Always watch for children. Our local police departments do frequent spot checks […]

The Untold Story: Tariffs are Driving Job Creation

BY JEFF FERRY It’s been just six months since the first of the Trump administration’s tariffs went into effect and the job gains are already visible. The Coalition for a Prosperous America’s “Tariff Job Creation Tracker” shows over 11,000 jobs have been created or announced since February 1, and that includes only cases where companies […]

Contrary to Media Coverage, Most Americans Aren’t That Into Politics

Contrary to Media Coverage, Most Americans Aren’t That Into Politics

BY SCOTT RASMUSSEN For many obsessed with politics, the upcoming midterm elections are perceived as a fight between good and evil that will determine the fate of the nation. In the narrative framed by true believers and much media coverage, it’s a fight between those who are convinced that President Donald Trump can make America […]

The Reality of Young People Sentenced to Life Without Parole

The Reality of Young People Sentenced to Life Without Parole

BY DIANE DIMOND Last week, I wrote about the plight of Pamela Smart, who, in 1991, at the age of 22, was found guilty of conspiracy to murder her husband. Gregg Smart was shot dead by his wife’s 16-year-old lover and another teenager. Pamela was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole. […]

Fixing the Clean Power Plan is a Sensible First Step

Fixing the Clean Power Plan is a Sensible First Step

By Terry Jarrett Washington loves controversy. And critics are undoubtedly clucking right now about the Trump administration’s plan to replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP) with a modified effort. But the administration deserves credit for updating the plan, rather than scrapping it entirely. For starters, the CPP envisioned by President Obama represented a massive overreach of the […]