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Team Trump is still torn on how to handle North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday he’ll continue to push for negotiations with Kim Jong-un “until the first bomb drops.” Negotiations? About what? Jeffrey Feltman’s visit to North Korea may provide a hint. Feltman is the highest-ranking American to visit the Hermit Kingdom in …

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Lame ducks aim to boost food trucks

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is pushing the City Council to pass a last-minute bill boosting the number of street food vendors. There’s a case to be made for the change — but not as stealth legislation. The council is set to vote on the bill Tuesday, …

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A progressive push for more gun violence

Who ever thought the progressive position on gun violence would be to encourage more of it? Yet that’s the paradox in Philadelphia, where on Thursday the city council will consider a bill to force owners of hundreds of small corner stores to take down glass …

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The GOP dodged a bullet with Moore’s loss and other comments

Conservative: Alabama and the Folly of Angry Populism What’s the obvious lesson of Roy Moore’s defeat in the Alabama Senate election? According to Robert Tracinski at The Federalist, it’s that “angry populism fueled by resentment against the bogeyman of supposed ‘elites’ is not the basis …

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Roy Moore needed to lose — but what does it mean for 2018?

America dodged a bullet in Alabama last night. A man who was twice removed from his state’s Supreme Court for defying judicial orders, who said Muslims should not be allowed to serve in elective office, who suggested the black family was better off under slavery, …

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America could learn from Israel’s proud patriotism

Here’s my favorite joke from a week in Israel. What’s the difference between secular, liberal Jews and Donald Trump? Trump has Jewish grandchildren. From a distance, the politics of Israel look even more hopelessly fractured than our own. With 14 parties, including secular Jews, ultra …

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Economics are practically irrelevant in this tax-bill debate

Will the tax-reform effort be the Republican Party’s version of ObamaCare? I don’t know, and neither does anyone else. We have little idea what the final legislation will look like, and even if we did, it’s hard to predict its overall effect. But there are …

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GOP tax bills aim to derail the green-power gravy train

Commentators, as well as congressional Democrats, have criticized the Republican tax bill for being rushed through the House and Senate without significant debate. While that complaint — plus the fact that, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s most recent analysis, the bill could increase the …

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Ugly as Mueller’s investigation may look, it’s on track to clear Trump

There was a rush to judgment last week on Peter Strzok, a top FBI counterintelligence agent and one of the lead agents on the Hillary Clinton e-mails investigation, after revelations that Strzok exchanged text messages during the 2016 campaign with an FBI lawyer that were …

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De Blasio’s homeless policies just got even crazier

Just when you thought Mayor de Blasio’s homeless policies couldn’t get any crazier, here comes his plan to use the threat of eminent domain to force the sale of private buildings to nonprofits to permanently house those now in the system. The mind boggles. This …

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