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Why pensions are set to eat the city budget

Disgusted with the subway? Well, chew on this: Since 2014, the city has forked over more to its pension funds than it has for building and repairing schools, parks, bridges and, yes, subways — combined. That’s not because the city pays so little for infrastructure …

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Obama’s liberalism paved the way for Donald Trump

The rapid pace of change in American life does not exempt politics. Witness how fast Democrats are cycling through scapegoats. First came Hillary Clinton. When she emerged to gripe about all the reasons she lost last year, except herself, party activists told her to be …

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President Trump’s next Syria test

President Trump will soon have made good on his vow to crush ISIS in Syria and Iraq. But that success is going to force him to decide what comes next — whether to risk wider war by protecting America’s on-the-ground allies in Syria, or to …

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This NY Times story exposes the paper’s liberal hypocrisy

Sunday’s New York Times contains a solicitous, attentive look at a backward, benighted place — North Carolina, where one political party has deviously “seized control” of the state legislature. The Republicans of North Carolina, says the Times, have not only “run quickly through the conservative …

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RIP Gabe Pressman, a New York giant of journalism

Gabe Pressman, a giant of New York City journalism, died Friday at 93. The Bronx-born Navy combat veteran of World War II started out in 1947 with the Newark Evening News, won a Pulitzer scholarship to freelance in Europe for a year, then came home …

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De Blasio’s plan to replace Rikers is just a pipe dream

You can say this about Mayor de Blasio’s “detailed plan” for closing Rikers Island: It’s just dreamy. As in a pipedream. The “roadmap” is pretty enough, with its vision of a smaller jail population in an environment of “calming acoustics” and “soothing colors.” To tell …

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Herding the Senate cats to repeal ObamaCare

America moved a half-step closer to replacing ObamaCare this week with Sen. Mitch McConnell’s release of his draft reform bill. Senate Republicans need to work out their differences quickly and keep the ball moving. Congress has a ton on its plate, and the GOP can’t …

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In a weird way, Washington is actually starting to work

I do not fear much correction when I say that my columns of the last few years have not been characterized by an overabundance of cheerfulness and optimism. For instance, about a year ago, I endorsed a Twitter personality for president. No, not that one. …

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‘Anti-hate’ group fuels hate, Senate health bill gets it right

Health-care analyst: Senate Bill Gets It Right Despite “great things” in the House ObamaCare replacement bill, writes Avik Roy at Forbes, it contained “a fatal flaw”: It provided the same assistance to poor and the wealthy, pricing “millions of near-elderly low-income workers out of the …

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Otto Warmbier’s grim fate is routine in hellish North Korea

Otto Warmbier’s death is one of hundreds of thousands at the hands of the most brutal regime in the world, North Korea’s. The American student went to North Korea on a tour in 2016 and did something foolish: He tried to steal a propaganda poster …

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