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Why the Fed raising interest rates wasn’t all that surprising

Even if last Friday’s employment report had been a dud, the Federal Reserve was likely to raise interest rates again this week. But the report wasn’t bad. In fact, the 228,000 new jobs created in November exceeded the 190,000 that were expected. And November’s gains …

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Oops, CNN did it again

CNN on Monday walked back an “exposé” on Attorney General Jeff Sessions that turns out to have exposed nothing, except maybe the network’s own bias. The original report back in May blared that Sessions hadn’t listed those two meetings with Russia’s ambassador on his FBI …

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‘Tremendous guilt’: Ex-Facebook exec’s regrets on ripping apart the social fabric

Chamath Palihapitiya, Facebook’s former vice president for user growth and currently founder and CEO of the Social Capital partnership, was asked last month at a Stanford Graduate School of Business event about digital companies exploiting consumer behavior. Here is the question and Palihapitiya’s response, lightly …

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The new media standard: Too anti-Trump to check

It’s a wonder that President Trump devotes so much time to discrediting the press, when the press does so much to discredit itself. The media’s errors over the last week haven’t been marginal or coincidental, but involved blockbuster reports on one of the most dominating …

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Terrorists’ eternal NYC obsession, why Trump supports Moore and other comments

Security writer: Terrorists Still Obsessed With NYC Monday morning’s terrorist explosion at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station is yet another reminder, says The Atlantic’s Krishnadav Calamur, of what all New Yorkers know: “Attacks like this one are inevitable in a city that is …

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A small and long overdue step toward justice in the ’94 Buenos Aires Jewish center bombing

The wheels of justice can grind exceedingly slow in places like Argentina, even when terrorism, mass murder and cover-ups at the highest level of government are involved. But there’s a major development in the still-officially unsolved bombing of a 1994 Buenos Aires Jewish center in …

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Facebook’s nutty bans on women for saying things like ‘men are ugly’

If Facebook is going to police speech on its site, it sure has its work cut out for it. That’s more than clear from the social-media platform’s bans of women who post negative comments about men, even when made sarcastically, in jest or just to …

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‘Security theater’ is choking the city

Mayor de Blasio is off to Iowa next week, to lecture 2020 voters on how well he’s governing New York. One problem: The rest of the country — and the world — is here, looking at our Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. And they can see …

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Don’t fall for the City Council’s charade to pick its next speaker

Bizarrely, nearly a dozen public forums and debates since Election Day have featured all or most of the eight City Council speaker wannabes. What makes it so odd is the choice isn’t the public’s to make: Officially, it’s up to the council’s members — but …

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Kids are the collateral damage of de Blasio’s war on charters

Looks like the clock is about to run out on thousands of out-of-luck kids at Success Academy charter schools. To please his union pals — who fear competition from Success and other non-union charters — Mayor de Blasio is intent on killing off any possible …

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