William J. Stern Restoring The Opportunity City New York faces a stark choice: restart economic growth or continue Gothams gradual, decades-long decline.
Sol Stern School Choice: The Last Civil Rights Battle Thousands of the citys children languish in a gulag of failed schools that spans three boroughs. The mayor should use the threatand the realityof vouchers to force the system to reform.
Heather Mac Donald The Real Welfare Problem is Illegitimacy Putting mothers to work will never solve the welfare problem, if generations of new clients keep forming before our eyes. Mayor Giuliani should begin to change the terms of our social services.
Peter Reinharz The Crime Wars Next Battles Completing the mayors legendarily successful war on crime means tackling guns, school crime, and a flare-up of subway robberies. Heres how to do it.
Jonathan Foreman Toward a More Civil City When the mayor improved New Yorks quality of life, the city benefited hugely. Here are three easy ways to enhance it further.
Heather Mac Donald CUNY Could Be Great Again The sixties turned the once-proud City University into a backwater of remediation and race politics. Time to change its course.
Howard Husock Lets Break Up the Big Cities Joining the five boroughs into one big metropolis 100 years ago was a big mistake. Heres why smaller is more efficient and more democratic.