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Time to stop dodging the press, Gov. Cuomo

What is Gov. Cuomo afraid of? New York’s combative chief executive has never been one to shy away from a confrontation with his critics. But of late he seems to have turned tail and run from the press corps. The threat: questions about such embarrassments …

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De Blasio’s courthouse gift cards are like a parody of progressivism

‘I micromanage a lot, but not that much,” Mayor de Blasio said Tuesday in distancing himself from the decision to hand out $15 Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards to low-level defendants who fill out a survey on their experience with city courts. Fair enough: He just …

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Dems’ calculated play on sexual harassment, Goodell’s ‘mega-payday’ and other comments

Conservative: Ex-Top Spy Rethinks Early Trump Attack It’s no secret that President Trump distrusts US intelligence agencies, believing they’re out to get him. But, as Byron York reports at the Washington Examiner, the CIA’s former No. 2 concedes “that he can understand why the president …

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Washington begins to wake up to China’s ‘influence operations’

Washington is waking up to the huge scope and scale of Chinese Communist Party influence operations inside the United States, which permeate American institutions of all kinds. China’s overriding goal is, at the least, to defend its authoritarian system from attack and at most to …

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Why bitcoins may not be such a safe investment

While I was away on vacation recently, there was news that the US Treasury Department will try to crack down on the bitcoin business. President Trump also said that Homeland Security is getting involved. As I said in a recent column, bitcoin, now the talk …

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Why the Fed raising interest rates wasn’t all that surprising

Even if last Friday’s employment report had been a dud, the Federal Reserve was likely to raise interest rates again this week. But the report wasn’t bad. In fact, the 228,000 new jobs created in November exceeded the 190,000 that were expected. And November’s gains …

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Oops, CNN did it again

CNN on Monday walked back an “exposé” on Attorney General Jeff Sessions that turns out to have exposed nothing, except maybe the network’s own bias. The original report back in May blared that Sessions hadn’t listed those two meetings with Russia’s ambassador on his FBI …

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‘Tremendous guilt’: Ex-Facebook exec’s regrets on ripping apart the social fabric

Chamath Palihapitiya, Facebook’s former vice president for user growth and currently founder and CEO of the Social Capital partnership, was asked last month at a Stanford Graduate School of Business event about digital companies exploiting consumer behavior. Here is the question and Palihapitiya’s response, lightly …

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The new media standard: Too anti-Trump to check

It’s a wonder that President Trump devotes so much time to discrediting the press, when the press does so much to discredit itself. The media’s errors over the last week haven’t been marginal or coincidental, but involved blockbuster reports on one of the most dominating …

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Terrorists’ eternal NYC obsession, why Trump supports Moore and other comments

Security writer: Terrorists Still Obsessed With NYC Monday morning’s terrorist explosion at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station is yet another reminder, says The Atlantic’s Krishnadav Calamur, of what all New Yorkers know: “Attacks like this one are inevitable in a city that is …

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