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What Americans really want from health care reform is impossible

It is an old joke among health-policy wonks that what the American people really want from health care reform is unlimited care, from the doctor of their choice, with no wait, free of charge. For Republicans, trying to square this circle has led to panic, …

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Health care bill would rescue ObamaCare and take Democrats off the hook

Senate Republicans have released their supposed ObamaCare-repeal bill, the “Better Care Reconciliation Act.” Like its counterpart, the House-passed “American Health Care Act,” the Senate bill would not repeal ObamaCare. Indeed, it’s not even fair to call it a partial repeal or “ObamaCare-lite.” The Senate bill …

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Democrats’ real problem is that Nancy Pelosi is their true face

Furious at their loss in yet another Trump-era special election, Democrats are calling for the head of . . . House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. It’s understandable: Republican ads in Georgia painted the Democrat, Jon Ossoff, as sure to be a Pelosi pawn — a charge that …

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Why the stock market keeps going up, up, up

All news is good news, apparently — at least if you judge by the stock market. US economic growth is sluggish, consumer confidence is down and President Trump’s tax reform is stalled. And yet, the market isn’t spooked — it has climbed to historic highs. …

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Having Lhota head the MTA is a great first step — but only that

Gov. Cuomo took a fine first step toward fixing New York’s subways by naming Joe Lhota MTA chairman. But hold the champagne: It’s only the first of many steps that lie ahead. Lhota’s an excellent choice, with the, uh, track record to prove it: He …

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Does de Blasio really want to keep control the city’s schools?

Will Mayor de Blasio get a special session of the Legislature to restore his control of the city’s public-school system? It depends on whether he truly wants it. On Wednesday, the Assembly and state Senate adjourned for the year without extending mayoral control. De Blasio’s …

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FBI’s odd statements about Scalise shooter, a GOP suburbs disaster & other comments

Media critic: FBI’s Bizarre Statements on Scalise Shooter The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway calls foul on the FBI’s description yesterday of the man who attacked Republicans during a baseball practice last week. The FBI said the shooter, James Hodgkinson, “had no concrete plan to inflict violence,” …

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Good riddance to the Russia myth — and blame Team Obama for promoting it

Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s testimony Wednesday should mark the definitive end of “Russia hacked the election” hysteria. Too bad it took so long to get to this point. Johnson told the House Intelligence Committee outright that the Russians failed to alter “ballots, ballot counts …

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A gift for NYC’s gifted & talented

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Brooklyn Beep Eric Adams just moved the ball forward on improving city Gifted and Talented programs for toddlers. In a report released Wednesday, they aim to prevent ZIP codes from defining the destinies of promising black and Hispanic …

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Ryan’s right: Tax reform this year is a must

House Speaker Paul Ryan is right to push for a permanent tax reform — one he promised to get done this year. Skeptics now doubt that Congress will achieve much of anything this year, what with Democrats and most of the media committed to “The …

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