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Why America’s jails are so overcrowded

Mayor de Blasio’s promise to close the notorious Rikers Island jail made national news last month, but less-famous policymakers all over the country struggle with jail overcrowding on a regular basis. If jails are for criminals, why are there still so many people behind bars …

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The biggest story of Trump’s first 100 days? His survival

Unless the world ends before Saturday, most assessments of President Trump’s first 100 days will include a mix of the good, the bad and the ugly. The emphasis will reveal more about those doing the grading than Trump himself. If you liked him from the …

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The coming US crackdown on Iran

American pressure on Iran is about to resume. It all but disappeared as President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry gave away one concession after another in the run-up to the completion of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action — the Iran nuclear …

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‘New’ Dem rock star Maxine Waters is a swamp monster

Are you freaking kidding me? Thirteen-term Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters, Beltway barnacle permanently affixed to U.S.S. Government, is now the fresh-faced “rock star” of the Democratic Party. “Auntie Maxine” is stoking the resistance, inspiring millenials, combating hate, crusading against corruption, and invoking the counterinsurgent cry …

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Time for New York City to stand against anti-veteran bias

I always appreciate hearing “thank you for your service” when people learn that I served three tours with the US Army in Afghanistan. It’s something that past generations of veterans rarely or never heard. Yet important as this is, we New Yorkers still have much …

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The liberal media bubble is real, Dems move to downsize the party & other comments

Critic: Yes, the Liberal Media Bubble Is Real Most conservatives say Big Media missed the Donald Trump story because “the Democrat-infested press was knowingly in the tank for [Hillary] Clinton all along,” notes Jack Shafer at Politico. But the real answer lies elsewhere. Just “ask …

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De Blasio’s pre-school plan is funded by a fantasy budget

Mayor de Blasio announced another “historic” initiative Monday, promising to expand universal full-day pre-school to every 3-year-old in New York City by September 2021. The cost of implementing this plan, leaving aside technicalities such as finding space for tens of thousands of tots and training …

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De Blasio’s new pre-K slogan: What, me worry about reality?

‘I’m not going to be held back by our current reality,” Mayor de Blasio said Monday. Hey, why start now? The mayor was defending his “3-K for All” plan — or, rather, the fact that he has no idea how to pay for it, other …

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Guess what else Obama gave away in the Iran deal?

If you thought you’d already heard the worst about what the Obama administration gave away in order to conclude its nuclear deal with Iran, guess again. In a blockbuster exposé, Politico’s Josh Meyer reports that Team Obama overruled veteran prosecutors to free seven Iranians, claiming …

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Parole Board does right by keeping Judith Clark in prison

Kudos to the State Parole Board for denying release to Judith Clark, the domestic terrorist who became eligible for parole after Gov. Cuomo commuted her sentence last year. Clark helped plan the 1981 robbery of a Brink’s armored car in Nyack and drove the getaway …

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