Articles by Tom Dworetzky

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A New Yorker's Opinion: The New Cold War

Of course, when a leader is pressed by domestic trouble, his thoughts turn immediately, as they do for all leaders, to distracting the population with a foreign enemy. And today, that would be us.

Contested Charter School Meeting Moved to Queens

Tonight's Panel for Educational Policy was shifted quickly to Queens from Manhattan, which is easier to get to from the Cobble Hill neighborhood where the Success Academy charters wants to expand--and which is on the table for discussion.

Trump Debate: No Deal!

Manhattan mogul The Donald has put the kabosh on his much-touted Republican presidential debate--after all the other candidates save Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum declined the invite.

A New Yorker's Opinion: Higgs Boson Glimpsed in Manhattan

The Higgs boson news caused cheers from me, too. Because I have been searching high and low for the Higgs right here in New York. That is, I have been searching tirelessly for that thing that gives substance to the insubstantial. And I would like to report that I have found it, too, all over the place.

A New Yorker's Opinion: Higgs Boson Glimpsed in Manhattan

The Higgs boson news caused cheers from me, too. Because I have been searching high and low for the Higgs right here in New York. That is, I have been searching tirelessly for that thing that gives substance to the insubstantial. And I would like to report that I have found it, too, all over the place.

A New Yorker's Opinion: Romney Bets, America Keeps Trickling Down

Just a token bet for Romney. He probably couldn't conceive of betting less. Doesn't that say it all? Do you make friendly bets of 10 grand with your friends? I was not amused. I don't have $10,000 to squander like that. That's about what I pay for health insurance every year.

A New Yorker's Opinion: Clinton vs. Putin--Occupy Kremlin Yes, Occupy Wall Street No?

Oh, irony, your sweet breath sends chills down my spine! Now Hilary Clinton called the Russian Election rigged and is urging the Occupy Kremlin crowd to speak up...Say nyet, she urges foreign protestors, to corruption and cronyism that infects the Putin government and its one percenters. But silence, near as I can tell, to cracking down on ours.

A New Yorker's Opinion: Clinton vs. Putin--Occupy Kremlin Yes, Occupy Wall Street No?

Oh, irony, your sweet breath sends chills down my spine! Now Hilary Clinton called the Russian Election rigged and is urging the Occupy Kremlin crowd to speak up...Say nyet, she urges foreign protestors, to corruption and cronyism that infects the Putin government and its one percenters. But silence, near as I can tell, to cracking down on ours.

A New Yorker's Opinion: Albany Tax Plan's Debt to Occupy Wall Street

The long shadow of Occupy Wall Street fell across the New York Legislature Tuesday, when its leaders and Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed to changes to New York State's income tax, which will cut rates for many in the middle class, while adding a new bracket for those making over $2 million a year. And we, the middle class, owe that rag-tag group of small-d democrats our gratitude.

A New Yorker's Opinion: Albany Tax Plan's Debt to Occupy Wall Street

The long shadow of Occupy Wall Street fell across the New York Legislature Tuesday, when its leaders and Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed to changes to New York State's income tax, which will cut rates for many in the middle class, while adding a new bracket for those making over $2 million a year. And we, the middle class, owe that rag-tag group of small-d democrats our gratitude.

New York Votes Tossed Out in 2010: New York University Study

Last year saw a record number of discarded votes in New York elections--60,000 in total. The main culprit, apparently, was poorly designed ballots that let people vote for more than one candidate in a contest, according to a New York University study..

A New Yorker's Opinion: Tiger Woods' Win Contrasts with Kennedy Honors for Diamond, Streep, Rollins, Cook and Ma

The annual Kennedy Center Gala this year bestowed its recognition on Diamond, actress Meryl Streep, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, singer Barbara Cook and saxophonist Sonny Rollins. It's also a weekend that saw the comeback victory of Tiger Woods, the personally troubled golf great, who finally won a tournament after a two-plus-year drought, the Chevron Challenge and Sherman Oaks, held Sunday in Los Angeles. Why do we hold up athletes as role models so much more often than we do artists?

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