Why Ray ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Kelly Possibly Being Nominated to DHS Would Be So Dangerous

By: Monday July 15, 2013 10:35 am

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is on the short list to replace Janet Napolitano now that she is resigning as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. His name is being widely discussed and has the support of one of Obama’s closest Senate allies.

Vaginas Are Sperm Depositories and Other Scary Things About the State of New York’s Sex Ed Curricula

By: Wednesday September 19, 2012 7:00 pm

Along with many others children, teens, and adults, this week I went back to school, too. I started teaching Introduction to Human Sexuality at a local college, something I haven’t done in about six years. In an effort to gauge what my students had already learned and what they wanted to know, I gave them an anonymous questionnaire which, in part, asked them to describe their sexuality education up until this point. At least five of them said that they’d had the “standard” or “usual” high school sex education. Unfortunately, this wasn’t particularly enlightening to me because as a new report from the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) highlights: when it comes to sex ed there is no such thing as standard; every district or even every classroom is different.

Pre-Anniversary Occupy Arrests by the NYPD

By: Sunday September 16, 2012 4:00 pm

To anyone following the policing of the Occupy movement closely, this has become typical of the NYPD: heavy-handed policing, intimidation, harassment and arbitrary arrests that clearly violate the rights of individuals engaged in First Amendment-protected activity.

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