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Five most recent columns

November 17, 2014
Bratton and De Blasio: Can This Marriage Be Saved?
Forget Al Sharpton, seated at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s left at City Hall, following the “choke hold” death of Eric Garner, lecturing the mayor and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.

November 10, 2014
Who runs the NYPD?
Is it PC Bill Bratton? Is it Mayor Bill de Blasio? Is it his wife, Chirlane McCray, whom de Blasio has called his closest advisor? Or, is it Al Sharpton?

November 3, 2014
The Banks Mess
Whether he quit out of pique or principle, the reaction to the abrupt retirement of Chief of Department Phil Banks, the NYPD’s highest-ranking black officer, underscores the role of race within the department and across the city today.

October 27, 2014
The Battle for Breezy
The water was rising in the clubhouse, the highest piece of land in the Breezy Point peninsula. Eighteen volunteer firefighters had taken refuge there with 41 civilians they rescued from super-storm Sandy throughout the day.

October 20, 2014
What We Now Know About Ferguson, MO
So it wasn’t merely a white cop shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri as the nation has been led to believe.

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