Don’t back away from bail reform

Since cash bail for most misdemeanors and nonviolent offenses ended in New York on Jan.1, it has brought pretrial detention into focus. However, lost in the current debate on bail reform is what led to these historic changes.

Albany’s false notion of prosperity

Private capital invested in promising enterprises drives economic growth. That’s why government “investments” in Upstate New York produce disappointing results.

Living her science

Amani Allen, a researcher focused on race and socioeconomic health disparities, might be in the process of being robbed of nearly 10 years of her life, a victim of being female and black.

Rochester’s quiet heroes

Without fanfare, the organizers of Winter on the Green help families who are struggling with a medical crisis.

The facts on the New York State budget

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduces his Executive Budget proposal, how will he propose to close the projected $6.1 billion budget gap. By controlling spending, not new taxes.