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Why terrorists love to target concerts

When a suicide bomber detonated explosives in the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom, killing concertgoers as they filed out of pop star Ariana Grande’s show, he joined a particularly insidious tradition of attacks on entertainment spaces. The killers who carry out such acts of …

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Will Cuomo march to honor a terrorist?

Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez has joined the ranks of honor: He won’t march in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Still up in the air is whether Gov. Cuomo will also do the right thing and boycott over the June 11 parade’s honoring of unrepentant …

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De Blasio’s self-serving solution to a problem he just created

Mayor de Blasio just pulled a 180 on the issue of parking-placard abuse — announcing what he called a major crackdown just a week after he massively increased the problem. With much fanfare and many buzzwords (“tough,” “strict,” “imperative”), the mayor Wednesday unveiled a series …

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Cranks continue to stall the Pier 55 park

In testament to how New York empowers a handful of cranks to hold up projects in the public interest, work on the Pier 55 park remains at a standstill. The $200 million project’s backers this week filed an appeal against a court ruling that halted …

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The terror fight is a moral war, making Iran unhappy & other comments

Conservative: Iran Doesn’t Like What It’s Seeing After his trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel, President Trump suddenly “seems like a plausible world leader,” says Lee Smith at Tablet. Certainly, he was “a more welcome guest in the capitals of America’s traditional allies than his …

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Trump is right: Fight against terrorism is battle of ‘good vs. evil’

In his speech in Saudi Arabia, President Trump called on his Muslim audience to unite “in pursuing the one goal that transcends every other consideration. That goal is to meet history’s great test — to conquer extremism and vanquish the forces of terrorism.” That challenge …

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After Manchester: stay angry

Now they’re coming after children. It’s an added horror that the Manchester terror attack targeted young girls leaving an Ariana Grande concert. ISIS, in claiming responsibility, labeled the event “a gathering of the Crusaders.” “Crusaders”? Of the 22 dead, the youngest so-far-identified victim was all …

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The truth about Trump’s ‘savage’ cuts

Relax: President Trump’s new budget won’t leave people starving or bleeding in the streets. Yes, it brought media hysteria: The plan would “drive millions” off food stamps, screamed an Associated Press story. It “cuts deeply into Medicaid and anti-poverty efforts,” cried The New York Times. …

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Suicide by litmus test

Rep. Keith Ellison, the No. 2 at the Democratic National Committee, is in trouble for taking a selfie with . . . a Democratic state senator from Washington Heights. DNC chief Tom Perez brought Ellison in (after beating him for the job) to promote party unity. Ellison …

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Manchester should bring anger, not just tears; Trump’s Mideast miscall & other comments

Libertarian: Time for Anger, Not Just Tears In the wake of the Manchester terrorist bombing, Brendan O’Neill at Spiked says he has no patience for “the platitudes. And the hashtags. And the candlelit vigils.” Because “vapidity abounds” and “a shallow fetishization of ‘togetherness’ takes the …

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