A Climate Change Denier’s Perfect Storm

October 16, 2017 nyupressblog 0

— Anthony Alumkal
In the past few months, we have witnessed the devastation caused by climate change induced severe weather. Anthony Alumkal critiques the campaign of anti-environmentalism spearheaded by E. Calvin Beisner and his organization, the Cornwall Alliance, for it is one that the planet cannot afford.

Marching for Cristoforo

October 9, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Paul Moses
Taking into account family ties to another Cristoforo from Italy, Paul Moses explains why Italian immigrants embraced Columbus, and why he’s marching in this year’s parade.

Women’s Suffrage: The Centennial

September 29, 2017 nyupressblog 0

2017 marks the centennial of women gaining the right to vote in New York. Did you know that our great state was a paramount player in the national movement for women’s suffrage? From Woodstock to Williamsburg, Seneca Falls to Chinatown, Buffalo to Battery Park, women in New York were leaders in the movement for 69 years, until suffrage was legalized in 1917.

Tilting at Windmills and the Rule of Law

September 21, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Michael A. Olivas
DACA has been successful and transformational and President Trump’s and AG Jeff Sessions’s indication that they may end or phase out the program throws cold water on the reasonable hopes of DREAMers.

Vaccine Mandates and the Search for Social Justice

September 15, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Jennifer Reich
At the beginning of each school year, children around the country will be asked to provide school supplies alongside evidence that they have received all recommended vaccinations against childhood vaccine-preventable diseases. Although these requirements have become increasingly contentious, but were, in fact, created only in the last 35-50 years in an effort to create greater access to care for the most children in need.

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