The 25 best political cartoons of the week from across Gannett, parent company of The Journal News and LoHud.com, take on gay marriage, health care, the long winter, rape, March Madness, the NRA and the assault weapons ban. More opinion from LoHud.com.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pledged support for campaign finance reform. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has said public financing of elections is “essential in a post-Citizens United world.” A Siena Research Institute poll found 61 percent of New Yorkers support a public campaign financing system. At 1 p.m. Tuesday, an Editorial… Read More →
Listen to a panel of experts and The Journal News Editorial Board discuss public policy responses to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in a podcast recorded Dec. 19, 2012, just five days after Newtown. In it we cover school safety, gun violence, treatment of mental illness, Second Amendment constraints… Read More →
Edie Windsor talks about the case of her life: The validity of her marriage to her late wife. It’s the gay marriage case before the Supreme Court today as the justices decide the future of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Windsor is an 83-year old New Yorker who married… Read More →
Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights group, is using the color red to promote support for gay marriage as the Supreme Court takes up the issue this week. The campaign urges people to wear the color and use a version of its logo — the yellow equal sign turned… Read More →
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A report Friday updates the status of the controversial Patrick Farm development plan in Ramapo (‘Patrick Farm gets final Ramapo approval,’ on LoHud.com) Although the town’s Planning Board gave its approval, the plan still faces myriad hurdles, including several lawsuits. The Editorial Board has weighed in, several times over several… Read More →
Our Iraq war front page from 10 years ago today — the first full day of the U.S.-led invasion — declared America’s “first strike” in the campaign against Saddam Hussein. “War erupted last night as the United States launched dozens of Tomahawk cruise missiles and aimed 2,000-pound bombs at Iraqi leader… Read More →