Coping with post-election stress disorder: act locally

Opinion | February 23rd, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Local receives a regular stream of op-ed submissions every week. In the past these submissions have covered a multitude of topics – from finding the right school for a child to disparities in property and wage taxes in the city vs. the suburbs. Over the last year, however, although I have not kept specific […]

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Chronic sitting may be as deadly as smoking

Opinion | February 17th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Cathy Brzozowski It’s the start of a new year, and millions of people across the country will join – or rejoin – gyms and health clubs during the first two weeks of January. Unfortunately, there will be an estimated 80 percent drop off in gym attendance before the end of February. But don’t despair […]

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Who defines what makes America great?

Opinion | February 10th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Bradley Copeland Less than two weeks into his term, in spite of his post-election call for a unified America, President Trump’s narrative has set the tone for an incredibly divisive administration. Repealing the Affordable Care Act, targeting sanctuary cities, a resolve to build a border wall, gag orders on federal agencies, scapegoating the media […]

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Safeguarding our fragile freedoms

Opinion | February 10th, 2017 | 10 Comments

by Stacia Friedman When U.C. Berkeley students protested a campus visit by Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, President Trump threatened to cut the university’s federal funding, not because of any actions taken by the peaceful students, but because of violent demonstrations by outside agitators described as “anarchists.” The fact that Trump’s threat was issued via Twitter […]

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It’s all fake news

Opinion | February 8th, 2017 | 1 Comment

The script writers for the reality show that runs the country have been in consistent form since the 45th President of the United States was inaugurated less than three weeks ago. Rather than a weekly crisis, there are fresh outrages on a nearly daily basis. It feels like we’ve had about a year’s worth of […]

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