“It was important for me to explain to him how fearful people are in this city, in this country, that not just the rhetoric but some of the policies that have been proposed literally have people wondering whether their family members might be deported, whether because of their religion they are going to be discriminated against,” de Blasio told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on “New Day.”

Not city-specific, but I thought Governor Cuomo’s statement in the immediate aftermath was vivid and eloquent.

I liked this essay too, very much. New York values...