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James D. Walsh

  1. the shipping news
    Buying an Old Staten Island Ferry Is a Terrible IdeaPete Davidson and Colin Jost are the latest in a long line of excited ferry buyers, many of whom have crunched right into rusty reality soon after.
  2. just asking questions
    Sam Quinones on the 1 Million American Dead From OpioidsThe best-selling journalist on other epidemic’s new milestone and what got us there.
  3. omicron
    The City’s Teachers Confess They Want to Go RemoteBattered by Omicron, many feel hung out to dry by the city and even their own union.
  4. omicron
    The Great American Testing CrunchHow it happened, what to do about it, and when it might end.
  5. just asking questions
    Will America’s ‘Immunity Wall’ Hold Up to Omicron?Dr. Eric Topol on the one factor that could determine how bad things get.
  6. omicron
    How Omicron Pushed Cornell Into Red AlertA big COVID outbreak, driven by the new variant, has shut down the Ivy League campus and could be a sign of what’s to come.
  7. just asking questions
    A Skeptic’s Case Against Boosting EveryoneDr. Paul Offit, an FDA advisor, explains why he thinks another shot for most people is unnecessary, even with Omicron.
  8. just asking questions
    Why Dr. Michael Osterholm Says Omicron Will Become Dominant in WeeksAnd it’s time to stop thinking of boosters as a “luxury dose.”
  9. just asking questions
    The Cautious Case for Omicron OptimismDr. Monica Gandhi says there’s reason to trust preliminary reports of mild illness from the new variant.
  10. pandemic
    Why Omicron and Delta Could Be a ‘Twin Epidemic’Dr. Peter Hotez sorts through the uncertainty about the new variant and how it may affect people differently than its cousin.
  11. just asking questions
    A Variant Hunter on Omicron’s ‘Tectonic Shift’While no one is certain how the new form of the virus will shape up, a virologist explains why the mutant has freaked out so many scientists.
  12. just asking questions
    How Jack Dorsey Failed TwitterScott Galloway dances on the outgoing CEO’s grave.
  13. pandemic
    Vaccinating Kids May Be the Biggest COVID Debate YetSchoolchildren are required to get a host of shots, but will they be for this virus? Experts say a mandate may be premature.
  14. hot shots
    This Holiday Season’s Hottest Item for Kids: VaccinesSupply is struggling to keep up with demand, but so far it’s going better than the drive to inoculate adults earlier this year.
  15. just asking questions
    Why Facebook’s Metaverse Is Dead on ArrivalScott Galloway thinks Mark Zuckerberg is exactly the wrong person to build an alternate reality.
  16. the facebook papers
    ‘The Problem Is Him’Kara Swisher on Mark Zuckerberg’s crisis and ours.
  17. just asking questions
    Harvard Has Too Much Money to Have So Few StudentsScott Galloway on gargantuan endowments and why elite universities’ obsession with exclusivity and prestige is unethical.
  18. crime
    What It Was Like to Face the Monster of Sarah LawrenceMy encounters with Larry Ray.
  19. education
    Will Ending Gifted and Talented Programs Help Desegregate Schools?Even parents and advocates of the programs acknowledge how much they have disadvantaged Black and brown students.
  20. just asking questions
    Ozy and Embracing the ‘Fake It Till You Make It’ PhilosophyScott Galloway on the rise of the storyteller CEO and the risk of vision becoming fiction.
  21. pandemic
    De Blasio’s Vaxx Mandate Led to an Avalanche of Shots for TeachersThe order took effect Monday, suspending 5 percent of employees in the nation’s largest school district.
  22. politics
    ‘I’m Not Changing My Mind’: New York Fires Unvaccinated Health-Care WorkersHospitals are holding on so far, after the mandate to get the shot took effect at midnight.
  23. the money game
    What Can the U.S. Learn from China’s Crackdown on Crypto?“It’s telling that the world’s most robust economy says, ‘Big tech is a danger and we need prevent what has happened in America from happening here.’”
  24. politics
    Alvin Bragg Set to Become Manhattan’s First Black District AttorneyHe beat out Tali Farhadian Weinstein, who sank a fortune into the race.
  25. the city politic
    Tali Farhadian Weinstein Donated $8.2 Million to Her Own CampaignThe Manhattan DA candidate’s personal contributions dwarf the millions she has raised from Wall Street mega-donors.
  26. the city politic
    20 New Yorkers (From Fran Lebowitz to Ron Kim) On Ranking The Mayoral CandidatesFran Lebowitz, Ron Kim, Chelsea Manning, and more weigh in on the mayoral primary candidates.
  27. the city politic
    Who Will Replace Cy Vance As Manhattan District Attorney?A crowded field of progressives could spell victory for Wall Street’s favored candidate.
  28. crime
    The Roger Stone Acolyte Who Trolled Staten Island PoliticsEccentric lawyer Richard Luthmann was a staple on the Staten Island political scene. Then the fake Facebook posts began.
  29. politics
    The Most Powerful Weapon for Police Reform Is BackBiden’s Justice Department takes out a tool shelved by Trump to force local law enforcement to change.
  30. crime
    Why Do Tasers Look Like Guns Anyway?Daunte Wright’s killer is not the first law-enforcement officer to confuse the two, often with deadly consequences.
  31. covid-19
    A Former FDA Chief on What It’s Like to Pause a VaccineDr. Margaret Hamburg, the former head of the FDA, on the controversial decision to stop giving out the Johnson & Johnson shot.
  32. money
    The NFT LedgerFrom memes to arts to farts, here are notable collectibles that have been bought and sold this year.
  33. coronavirus
    Your COVID Shot Could Come From the NYPDAs part of the race to distribute millions of shots, the NYPD is running a vaccination site in East New York. Could it increase vaccine hesitancy?
  34. atlanta shootings
    Andrew Yang’s Plan to Fight Hate Crimes Makes Asian Activists CringeFor many in New York’s Asian communities, the mayoral front-runner’s call for more NYPD funding after the Atlanta shootings felt glib and misguided.
  35. new york scenes
    The First 13 DaysRevisiting the early confusion of March 2020.
  36. new york city
    The City Just Released a Massive NYPD-Misconduct DatabaseThe move follows the repeal of 50-a, the state law that had long shielded police-misconduct records from public scrutiny.
  37. the group portrait
    Running Zoom on ZoomHow the company’s executives managed a period of explosive growth while working from their own platform.
  38. just asking questions
    Is the GameStop Horde a Mob or a Movement?Sinan Aral mostly predicted the Reddit-fueled meltdown on Wall Street this week — and he sees parallels to the Capitol riot.
  39. wall street
    Reddit’s Elegant GameStop Revolution Will Be CrushedScott Galloway unpacks the r/WallStreetBets uprising.
  40. end-times
    The Most Important Takeaways From Big Tech’s Deplatforming of TrumpBetween San Francisco and Washington, the power shifts by the day.
  41. covid vaccine
    Scott Stringer on New York’s ‘Outrageous’ Vaccine Rollout“This is not how you roll out the most important vaccine in our lifetime.”
  42. capitol riot
    What Experts on Extremism Want From the Biden AdministrationDebating the utility and perils of a domestic-terrorism statute.
  43. silicon valley
    ‘Beginning of the End’: Scott Galloway on Antitrust Lawsuits Against FacebookFirst the government came after Google, now they want to break apart Mark Zuckerberg’s company. It’s part of a trend.
  44. reasons to love new york
    Farewell to the Places That Made New York What It WasSaying good-bye to Gem Spa, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, the Staten Island Yankees, and more.
  45. encounter
    On the Front Lines of Moderna’s Vaccine ProgramThe past year has been a blur for scientist Mike Smith: “I want my kids to see their grandparents again. It feels like a crushing responsibility.”
  46. fear vs. fun
    Eight New Yorkers on Partying During COVID“I’m aware that what we are doing is pretty stupid because we’re putting mad people at risk. For some reason, we still kept doing it.”
  47. new york’s finest
    The NYPD’s Top Anti-Harassment Cop Might Be a Racist TrollThe head of the department’s Equal Employment Opportunity Division is alleged to have frequently posted vitriol on an anonymous message board.
  48. just asking questions
    Scott Galloway on the Antitrust Case Against GoogleThe case is sure to take years, but the ramifications for Silicon Valley — and the country in general — may be huge.
  49. politics
    The Working Families Party’s Fight for SurvivalCan Cuomo kill the left’s best chance at its own political party?
  50. the swamp
    The Winners of Trump’s WashingtonFifty-one insiders who profited off the presidency.
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