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Sorry: Women who sold tales of affairs don’t count as MeToo

Media figures are jumping on stories of President Trump’s past dalliances with Playboy Bunny Karen McDougal and stripper Stormy Daniels. They’re linking these women to the #MeToo movement. Don’t buy it. #MeToo women are battling workplace harassment and abuse. Turning McDougal and Daniels into poster …

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Russia’s trolls were barely background static in the 2016 campaign

According to a federal indictment unveiled on Friday, Russians who pretended to be Americans while participating in online political discourse during the last few years committed a bunch of felonies. Whether they accomplished anything else of significance is by no means clear, notwithstanding all the …

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Confessions of a collusion skeptic and other comments

Political scribe: Confessions of a Collusion Skeptic Special Counsel Robert Mueller “put some serious points on the board” with last week’s indictment of 13 Russians for election meddling, says Politico editor in chief Blake Hounshell — who nonetheless remains “skeptical” that any collusion with the …

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Where do the #MeToo accused go from here?

America is entering the next phase in #MeToo: Where do the accused go from here? Last week Shaun White won a historic third career gold medal in the snowboarding halfpipe at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The celebration was tempered by a …

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When gentrification winds up meaning confiscation

Congratulations! The house you bought in Jersey City in the mid-’80s has increased sevenfold in value. Condolences: The city is hiking your taxes so much you’ll have to take out a new mortgage. Jersey City’s current property revaluation (or “reval”) is a harbinger of what’s …

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No, America: Lebanon is not your friend

Is Lebanon America’s friend? The Trump administration, like its predecessors, wrongfully believes it can be. Even before arriving in Beirut last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, speaking in Jordan, made a huge blunder by suggesting Hezbollah has a “legitimate role” in Lebanon’s politics. He …

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Name-calling the NRA doesn’t help and other comments

Conservative: Silly Russian Ads Persuaded No One For all the talk about a devious Russian campaign that supposedly swayed the 2016 election, National Review’s Jim Geraghty observes that most of those social-media ads were hardly sophisticated. Indeed, they “were so over-the-top that they seemed too …

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New York treats corrupt politicians better than regular citizens

New York began the year by curbing one of the state’s most absurd injustices. Thanks to a constitutional amendment that took effect Jan. 1, sitting state lawmakers and other “public officers” convicted for public corruption may have to give up their pensions. Each year, more …

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The hidden key to mass shootings and other comments

Ex-Prosecutor: Indicting Russians Is the Wrong Course The upshot from Robert Mueller’s indictment Friday is that “the Russians are engaged in ‘information warfare’ against the United States,” notes former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy at National Review. But “our response should not be . . . the …

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Love revolution: the real force for Mideast change

Something momentous happened in the Middle East last week and it didn’t involve war or fanaticism: Saudi Arabia let its citizens celebrate Valentine’s Day. For years hard-line clerics there condemned V-Day (and happiness in general) as poisonous to Islam and a Western snare. Last year, …

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