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Cy Vance’s reefer madness

Let’s be clear here: The issue of arrests and prosecutions for smoking pot in public is not about bigoted law enforcement. It’s about rival claims on public space by people of the same ethnicity — with cops and prosecutors in the middle. Apparently cowed by …

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For Gaza’s suffering, blame Hamas

Predictably, the recent unrest on the border separating Israel and the Gaza Strip has given way to a banal debate over the “desperation” of the people of Gaza. There can be no doubt that the people of Gaza are miserable. They have been living under …

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Reagan’s lesson for Trump on Iran and other comments

Foreign desk: Trump Should Look to Reagan on Iran The Washington Post’s David Ignatius, reporting from a regional conference in Abu Dhabi, says he heard “passionate enthusiasm” from prominent Arabs for President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Indeed, they “love the …

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Cynthia Nixon’s selective outrage could kill her career

Cynthia Nixon is new to politics, but she’s already skilled at some of its customs. That’s not a compliment. Nixon’s Tuesday vow that she would appoint a Moreland Commission to investigate Albany corruption on Day One of her administration was a clever zinger aimed at …

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The war on Airbnb is all about slamming the little guy

New York’s “progressive” pols are again going to bat for deep-pocketed special-interest groups against little guys trying to make a few extra bucks — Airbnb hosts. A City Council bill would force the apartment-sharing service to turn over the names and addresses of all its …

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Moqtada al-Sadr: An American ally?

Iraqis need our help again. This time, that help must be focused on the source of Iraq’s trouble: Iran. On Saturday, Iraq conducted its fourth parliamentary election since Saddam Hussein’s overthrow. The clear victor was Muqtada al-Sadr, leader of an influential Shiite clan. Sadr has …

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Tom Wolfe: A New York ‘man in full’

Tom Wolfe not only chronicled the social changes that transformed America and his adopted hometown of New York in the second half of the 20th century. In many ways, he helped to shape them. While he’ll always be remembered for his much-copied, but ultimately inimitable …

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Tom Wolfe captured and caricatured New York City better than anyone

Tom Wolfe, who died Monday at the age of 88, carried his Virginia accent with him for the rest of his days. He famously, or notoriously, dressed himself in a creamy white suit whose purpose seemed to be to say “Whatever I am, I am …

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A year into Mueller probe we still know nothing, dying for photo-ops in Gaza and other comments

Conservative: A Year Later, We Still Know Nothing Special counsel Robert Mueller began his Trump-Russia investigation (initiated in 2016 by the FBI) a year ago Thursday. Yet, notes Byron York at the Washington Examiner, “we still don’t know what’s going on.” By which he means …

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Lessons from NJ’s problem-plagued bid to cut red tape

President Trump has made waves for slashing red tape. His administration claims it has ditched 22 regulations for each new significant rule it put in place, and some observers think that has helped the economy. Well, it turns out New Jersey has been cutting tape, …

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