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Mueller’s crackdown on foreign lobbyists and other comments

Security writer: Real Mueller Crackdown Is on Lobbyists The people who should be the most nervous about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, says Bloomberg’s Eli Lake, are Washington’s unregistered foreign agents, who for decades “have tread the gray areas between legal and illegal with impunity.” …

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Why George Washington’s rules matter more than ever today

Before George Washington was the father of his country, or commander of the Continental Army in the Revolution, or even a fledgling officer in the British Army in 1754, he was just a struggling adolescent doing his homework in a six-room farmhouse along the Rappahannock …

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Critics are wrong: Obamas’ presidential portraits a huge success

It’s a sign of the times, painted by hand. It seems the new portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama have nigh blown the roof off the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington. Traffic at the museum soared over President’s Day weekend to more than 50,000, …

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Sorry: Trump’s campaign wasn’t competent enough to pull off collusion

Despite the indictment of 13 Russian professional social-media pranksters who worked to tip the 2016 election to Donald Trump, I remain somewhere between skeptical and agnostic on the question of whether Trump knowingly and secretly colluded with the Russians to win. We’ll come back to …

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Fake photo tells the truth about NY’s pathetic ‘economic development’ schemes

How pathetic are New York’s economic-development efforts? Well, state officials were just caught illustrating the programs’ “success” with a photo of seven huge construction cranes . . . in South Africa. The Associated Press discovered the misleading picture in the Empire State Development’s first annual …

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The Marines are lowering their standards and other comments

Culture critic: We’re Addicted to the Politics of Anger The list of things that “people on both sides of our ever-wider and ever-deeper partisan divide consider to be ‘just plain wrong’ grows longer with each passing day,” notes The Week’s Damon Linker, lamenting Americans’ addiction …

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Will anyone notice if Carmen is replaced by an empty chair?

It’s looking like Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s replacement will be an empty chair, at least for a while. Well, that does fit the bill of Mayor de Blasio’s desire to hire a Fariña clone. The chancellor is set to depart next month, but the search …

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Fitting honors for cadets killed in the Florida shooting

It doesn’t get more fitting: The US Army has posthumously awarded the Medal of Heroism to three JROTC cadets who died defending their classmates at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS. The award is the highest for Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets, recognizing actions involving “the acceptance …

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The Russians didn’t do anything to us that we weren’t already doing to ourselves

If only Joe McCarthy had lived to see this moment, when it’s suddenly in vogue to attribute large-scale events in American politics to the hand of Russia and to inveigh against domestic subversion. Robert Mueller released an indictment of 13 Russians for crimes related to …

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Trump takes more sane steps on guns

President Trump took a step in the right direction in the wake of the horrific school shooting in Florida. On Tuesday, he demanded new rules banning devices, such as bump stocks, that turn firearms into virtual machine guns. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders notes he may …

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