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A President Clinton would have made things much worse

To put the roller-coaster presidency of Donald Trump in perspective, it helps on occasion to imagine that Hillary Clinton won the election. My experience is that the exercise leads to greater appreciation of the president we have, warts and all. Start with Clinton herself. She …

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For Trump, it depends on what the meaning of 'spy' is

Where once a presidency seemed to depend on what the meaning of “is” is, 20 years later one may rest on the meaning of “spy.” Continue Reading....

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What’s really blocking opportunity in NYC schools

New schools Chancellor Richard Carranza had quite the week, first signaling his desire to dump the single-test admissions criteria at the city’s eight specialized high schools and then going totally off the rails by arguing that the city’s screened schools “are antithetical to what I …

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Mario Cuomo’s lesson for Bill de Blasio

It’s no secret that Mayor de Blasio hates the New York Post with a passion that is pretty much all-consuming. OK, so he can’t stand all the city’s other newspapers, either. But for The Post he’s reserved a special venom and a frankly unhealthy obsession. …

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Italy, Again, The Euro, Again

“Revenge,” it is said, “is a dish best served cold”. The creation of the euro, it is said, was the triumph of politics over economics…. Continue Reading....

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Steve Hilton: Are you ‘triggered’ by the joyless, puritanical, xenophobic authoritarians of the left?

What does Memorial Day bring to mind? Continue Reading....

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We can't ignore Venezuela's crisis

Last weekend’s controversial presidential election in Venezuela has reminded Americans of an economic and humanitarian crisis we have ignored for far too long. Continue Reading....

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Chuck Todd: ‘It Galls Me’ That Bill Clinton Hasn’t Apologized to Monica Lewinsky for ‘Ruining Her Life’

CNN anchor Jake Tapper appeared on NBC host Chuck Todd’s “1947: The Meet the Press Podcast” on Thursday, and both men harshly criticized former President Bill Clinton for his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Clinton’s sexual relationship in the 1990s with Lewinsky, who was a young …

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PC police won’t let us use these words anymore

On a crowded elevator in San Francisco in April, Richard Ned Lebow was asked what floor he wanted. The 76-year-old professor from Kings College London replied: “Ladies’ lingerie.” Turns out, one of the people on the elevator was an easily triggered professor of gender studies …

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Meeting with North Korea? That requires some cold-eyed realism

A surprise meeting Saturday between North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shows the two are working hard to resurrect a much more important summit between Kim and President Trump, just two days after the U.S. president cancelled it. Continue …

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