In the coronavirus pandemic's second year, federal-versus-state frictions center on when to lift restrictions — rather than when and how to impose them.
Asking the Clergy: Least-known important women of faith
This week's clergy discuss the valiant women of their faith whose triumphs over sexism, racism, religious persecution and other challenges deserve recognition.
God Squad: All the good things he did will never be known
"I am the only one who knows these stories and that is why I say that all the good things Tom Hartman did will never be known."
Janison: Days of Trump driving his story have ended
Real news, including fallout from Trump's chaotic term, buries the ex-president's fictional narratives.
Janison: Biden's nonradical restoration
Restoration or resumption may be the theme in these first 100 Biden days than revolution, including critical issues where Trump simply checked out.
Janison: Cuomo's mojo shows third-term scars
It's unclear if Cuomo will or should seek reelection as governor next year as image problems mount in his third term, which New York voters usually find less charming.
Janison: Democratic differences survive transition
Some of Biden's policy moves reveal intraparty tensions, but the Democratic leaders in Congress know their majority is too narrow to risk rebellion.
Brown: Take it to the (term) limit, one more time
The Suffolk County term-limit law, which passed via voter referendum, states simply: "No person shall serve as a County Legislator for more than 12 consecutive years."
Janison: Trump's mail fail aside, can Biden deliver?
Biden's changes on the Postal Service board would resolve the immediate issue of Louis DeJoy's operations cuts, not the long-term problem of USPS sustainability.
Asking the Clergy: Future of historically Black churches
"We have to be willing to partner with groups and movements that are struggling for the equitable inclusion of all people — and particularly those on the margins of society."
Janison: Law enforcement tensions in the Biden term
As law enforcement dominates the national news amid ongoing probes, it remains to be seen whether the change in White House leadership has any impact on local departments.