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With marijuana on way to legalization, what vice could be next?

Four years ago, I decided to fix Atlantic City’s problems. So I suggested in this column that marijuana be legalized along the boardwalk as a gimmick to draw customers to the quickly fading resort. I’ve always been in favor of medical marijuana, but this would …

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Barbara Bush’s passing marks the end of a noble culture

The memorial service for Barbara Bush over the weekend marked the passing of an era and a way of life. The outpouring of praise for a woman who was an unselfconscious member of a political elite, an insider and establishmentarian, spoke to a pang of …

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Media’s ‘reporting’ on the Mueller probe is deepening our divide

Is Michael Cohen in legal jeopardy? Given the federal government’s seizure of his records, that’s probably a safe assumption. President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer is being investigated by the office of the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and — given the …

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Trump shouldn’t give in to Macron’s Iran deal request

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Washington Monday with a seemingly innocuous request for President Trump: Let Europe keep doing business with Iran. But unless Trump wants to make a bad nuclear deal even worse, he should flatly reject Macron’s request. In January, Trump said …

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Nixon is getting under Cuomo’s skin and other comments

Foreign desk: Good Chance for a Trump-Kim Deal Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Iran’s leaders are carefully watching the “delicate dance” under way between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, contends Bloomberg’s Leonid Bershidsky. Washington’s “very willingness to talk signals the primacy of pragmatism over principle,” even …

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Cuomo’s ‘fear factor’ is suddenly failing

Gov. Cuomo insists he’d never dream of threatening anyone in his war on the Working Families Party, let alone going after the WFP’s nonprofit allies: “Punishment is for God,” he told reporters. Guess that means his staffers and campaign aides were doing God’s work when …

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Why Congress can’t manage to get anything done

Congress is a national embarrassment. Beset by gridlock and petty partisanship, it struggles to do even the simplest tasks. Just last week, for instance, the Senate was at a logjam over whether to approve Jim Bridenstine, President Trump’s selection to head NASA. His approval should …

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When the president doesn’t need to ask Congress before striking

Last week President Trump ordered US missiles into Syria. And he didn’t ask anyone’s permission to do so. That bothers those, like Sen. Rand Paul, who think Congress should’ve been asked to authorize the strikes. That kind of thinking is popular with people who think …

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Social-media empires start to crumble and other comments

From the right: GOP Isn’t Doomed by Demographics Republicans are constantly being warned of looming “demographic disaster” — that their struggles with minority voters will render the party unelectable. But at Bloomberg, Ramesh Ponnuru reads through some new studies and says doom is far from …

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Democrats are getting desperate as Mueller stalls

It’s not just Hillary Clinton who can’t quit Russia. The whole Democratic Party keeps going back to 2016. In a move that reeks of desperation, the DNC filed a civil suit Friday against President Trump’s campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks, alleging a vast (right wing!) conspiracy …

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