Free speech deserves protection in face of violence

Those who are calling for the imprisonment of the anti-Islamic video’s director are violating the First Amendment.

Militant extremists premeditated attack on embassy

The attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi was planned and carried out by extremists against American policy and culture.

Slacktivism cheapens real social change

Mindless social media trends devalue the hard work and effectiveness of grassroots activism.

Google decision to restrict video justified

Exercising its right as owner of YouTube, Google's restriction of accessibility to an inflammatory anti-Islam video was proper.

Chicago teacher strike fails to consider consequences

The Chicago teacher strike fails to consider the consequences of the protest for Chicago's school children.

Charitable donations may be misdirected

New Yorkers give millions of dollars in charity every year, but that money might not be going to people who need it the most.

The Feast of San Gennaro: Still celebrating culture?

The culture behind the annual festival on Mulberry Street could be getting buried under American consumerism.

Third party candidates do affect elections

Although third party candidates receive a minute portion of the votes tallied on election day, they do possess an undeniable influence on deciding the outcome of an election.

OWS protests are proof of the strength of our democracy

While Occupiers reconvene to continue their protests against big banks in the U.S., it's easy to forget that the freedom to demonstrate isn't taken for granted around the world.

47 percent of Americans don’t matter to Romney

Mitt Romney's controversial video hits the Republican party with another blunder.

Social media obliterates line between truth and lies

When social media users, including politicians, fail to question information online, they help spread ridiculous, sometimes harmful, lies.

Stop-and-frisk an unfair and subjective policy

NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy puts both targets and perpetrators in a difficult and unfair position.