We must acknowledge educational equity as the civil rights issue of our time. Our own moral shortcoming renders us craven in the face of interest group politics.
On the surface, the marijuana legalization movement appears to be a winning scenario for industry advocates, private business, and state officials. However, one stakeholder has been noticeably excluded from the larger public discourse: the non-violent drug offender.
According to a 2012 report, obesity is, “the leading cause of preventable death—second only to tobacco” in New York City. The vast majority of city dwellers (3.5 million people—or 58% of adults) are overweight or obese, pushing obesity and obesity-related conditions to “epidemic” proportions. Creating a healthier New York is clearly a public health priority, so why have efforts to address this devastating—and preventable—cause of death been so unsuccessful?
Apparently Marco Rubio is not the only person who believes he can beat Hillary Clinton in a Presidential run. A slew of political operatives behind the curtain believe that by the power of sheer youth, oratory skills, an attractive family, and his appeal to Latino voters, the 43-year-old Rubio could ride his rhetoric to the White House.
Hillary Clinton paid a visit to Columbia University on Wednesday morning to deliver the keynote address at the David Dinkins Leadership & Public Policy Forum. Speaking before a full audience in Low Library, the former secretary of state discussed law enforcement and reforming the criminal justice system in the United States.
You’re invited to the Inaugural Event for the Columbia Public Policy Review! Please join us for a unique behind-the-scenes look at the passage of NYC’s Paid Sick Leave Law.