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After Weinstein, a Cultural Revolution

It’s been nearly two months, and a geologic age, since the New York Times ran its initial report on Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual predation. It’s difficult to think of any piece of journalism that has ever wrought such an instant change in American life. …

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Theresa May's Warning for the Republican Party

If the main political task is divvying up an unchanging pie, the left will always win. Continue Reading....

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You Are Free to Surf About the Web

Ajit Pai does a public service by rolling back internet regulation. Continue Reading....

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No more easy escapes for predator pervs

It’s been nearly two months, and a geologic age, since The New York Times ran its initial report on Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual predation. It’s difficult to think of any piece of journalism that has ever wrought such an instant change in American life. …

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The grim price of de Blasio’s ‘affordable-housing’ games

Just a week after his re-election, Mayor de Blasio has made clear he’ll continue to make “affordable” (i.e., subsidized) housing a signature issue. At a press conference in the Mount Eden section of The Bronx, the mayor announced the city was “preserving” the affordability of …

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Fame, money, power: American sultans’ ‘license’ to exploit women

Americans have been buried in the last six weeks by a blizzard of reports of sexual harassment, assault, misconduct and malfeasance from our politicians, journalists and Hollywood glitterati. In the last week alone, we’ve seen a picture of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., during his pre-senatorial …

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Russia has earned a 2018 Olympic ban

Russia just lost out to the United States in the Olympic medal standings . . . for the 2014 Winter Games. The action, nearly four years after the fact, is just the latest fallout from Moscow’s massive doping abuses. That scandal should see Vladimir Putin’s athletes banned …

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Hearings prove de Blasio’s monuments commission to be a pointless farce

Another day, another massive waste of time for Mayor de Blasio’s monuments commission. The panel’s second public hearing in Brooklyn on Tuesday brought nothing new to light. Neither did its third, Wednesday in Manhattan. Most of those who showed up were folks with time on …

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$52 million worth of mismanagement in NYC’s adult-education office

Add one more to the too-long list of city Department of Education horrors: With a $52 million budget, the DOE’s Office of Adult and Continuing Education last year only handed out 150 diplomas, less than half as many as the year before. How do you …

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Merkel's Mess

In their editorial on Angela Merkel’s failure (for now) to form a new government, NR’s editors drew attention to the decisive role played by the Free Democrats (FDP), a party that once came as close as Germany could manage to classical liberalism and may finally …

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