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Private jets are exclusively the domain of the extremely wealthy. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Private Jet Subsidies Must Be Eliminated

April 1, 2020

Any country that is even the slightest bit interested in cutting carbon emissions should be scrapping private-jet subsidies immediately.

The protests against the policing of New York City subways are not feasible in their demands of the city. (Courtesy of Twitter)

MTA Protest Demands are Unreasonable

February 19, 2020

These protestors, by evading the fare and vandalizing the system, have shown they do not care about maintaining that resource.

Rikers Island, first opened in the 1930s, has become controversial for its violence and corruption in recent decades. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Problematic Rikers Must Close

January 29, 2020

The city’s plan to close Rikers, however, is more than a plan to shut down a facility rampant with abuse. It is a plan for a top-to-bottom reform of the city’s jail system.

Progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have supported rent control. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Rent Control Is Out of Control

October 9, 2019

The true antidote to the housing crisis is simple – we have to build more housing. Until we do that, no amount of price-fixing will be enough to ensure that there are homes for all who need them.

Though GO! has altruistic intentions, it is ultimately more of a voluntourism organization than a charity service. (Courtesy of Facebook)

When Charity GO!es Wrong

April 10, 2019

Unless GO! becomes more transparent about the nature of its projects, it should not be soliciting donations.

Though Amazon’s decision to move its HQ will result in the loss of 25,000 jobs, it is ultimately a win for New York City. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Amazon’s Absence: A Win for New York

February 20, 2019

We’ve saved ourselves billions in taxpayer money, and we’ve avoided overheating the New York’s property market more than it already is. Amazon’s loss is New York City’s gain.

Congestion pricing is a progressive plan that will benefit both the subway system and the environment of the city. (Courtesy of Flickr)

The Promise of Congestion Pricing

February 13, 2019

Congestion pricing is a policy that strikes right at the heart of the issues it’s trying to solve.

Citizens should consider voting for officials that will not resort to shutting down the government during a deadlock. (Courtesy of Flickr)

In Case of Panic: Do Not Shut Down Government

February 6, 2019

If we want the government to stop shutting down, we should elect people who promise to keep it operational – and vote out those who don’t.

Amazon’s new HQ2 potentially hurts New Yorkers as cost of living in Long Island City and Queens will likely increase (Courtesy of Flickr).

Amazon’s Acropolis Will Hurt NYC Residents

November 28, 2018

Amazon made the search for its second headquarters an unparalleled public spectacle, pitting states and cities against each other in a brawl to bag the big prize.

More electronic bicycles in major metropolitan areas will both reduce traffic congestion and help the environment. (Courtesy of Flickr)

E-Bikes Are Better In Busy U.S. Cities

November 14, 2018

E-bikes, if properly implemented, could be a boon to any city’s transportation network.

Voting in the upcoming midterm election is extremely important for changing the future political landscape. (Courtesy of Julia Comerford/The Fordham Ram)

Why I Vote (And Why You Should Too)

October 31, 2018

By Sean Franklin It’s election season again, and I’m excited. I already mailed my absentee ballot back to my home state of Virginia. I’ve been able to vote for for just two years now, and it is still a thrill to me. Howev...

How To Fix The Failing Subway System

How To Fix The Failing Subway System

March 22, 2018

By Sean Franklin If Manhattan is New York City’s heart, then the subway is its arteries. It keeps the city’s blood flowing, moving people from home to work to school to the store and back again. It is absolutely essenti...

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