Author: Terry Schwadron

Terry H. Schwadron retired as a senior editor at The New York Times, Deputy Managing Editor at The Los Angeles Times and leadership jobs at The Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin. He was part of a Pulitzer Gold Medal team in Los Angeles, and his team part of several Pulitzers in New York. As an editor, Terry created new approaches in newsrooms, built technological tools and digital media. He pursued efforts to recruit and train minority journalists and in scholarship programs. A resident of Harlem, he volunteers in community storytelling, arts in education programs, tutoring and is an active freelance trombone player.

After the Weekend Killing of a Cop, Adams Targets the ‘Iron Pipeline’ of Weapons Entering the City from the South The words are angry and tough about getting guns off the streets, particularly in New York City. The actions are a little more difficult to see. After Friday’s fatal shooting of a 22-year-old New York Police Department officer and wounding of two others who were responding to a domestic violence complaint in a Harlem apartment, new Mayor Eric Adams called for Washington to make changes in gun laws. The fatal shot came from a gunfire apparently stolen in Baltimore, the…

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Voting Rights or the Filibuster—Choose One However momentarily stirring President Joe Biden’s call last week to protect democracy, there’s a huge gap between word and deed. Biden directly confronted the effects of Donald Trump’s Big Lie campaign; the fruitless, violent Jan. 6 attempted insurrection; and the cultural civil war Trump spawned. But one speech won’t make it all go away. We expect fistfights over mask requirements on closed airplane cabins or book banning from public libraries if a single resident complains. We’re insisting on conflating inconveniences of public health measures from Covid with the perceived politics of liberty. We’re seeing…

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Joe Manchin Burns the Bridge Between Him and the Rest of the Democratic Party By now, we’ve all considered the graceless manner in which Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) went on TV Sunday to announce he is personally killing Joe Biden’s big spending bill labeled Build Back Better. After months of dawdling, negotiating, whittling, spinning and otherwise trying to get everyone else in his party to turn around his central star, Manchin simply said no more. And he said it publicly first, not even giving a stunned White House notice. Of the many questions one might ask, here are two: Can…

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