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Why Obama’s presidency didn’t lead to black progress

Since the 1960s, black leaders have placed a heavy emphasis on gaining political power, and Barack Obama’s presidency represented the apex of those efforts. The assumption — rarely challenged — is that black political clout must come before black social and economic advancement. But as …

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Why electing inexperienced politicians like Trump is backfiring

In Western democracies now, everybody — everybody — hates professional politicians. In Britain, the thuddingly conventional Theresa May called an election meant to empower her and barely squeaked by an anti-Semitic terrorist-loving back-bencher loony leftist named Jeremy Corbyn who had spent three decades as his …

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The Michelle Carter case: a horrible window on the way we live now

In a case horrible both in its own right and for what it seems to say about the world today, a Massachusetts Juvenile Court judge on Friday found young Michelle Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter for successfully urging her boyfriend to kill himself. She had …

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De Blasio’s prescription for more parking-ticket quotas

The NYPD has denied since time immemorial that it enforces ticket quotas — though it’s probably hard to find a New Yorker who believes it. Yet Mayor de Blasio has set in motion a process that may make quotas inevitable. As The Post’s Rich Calder …

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Between ethics meetings, eight state senators sent to prison

After eight years, the state Senate’s Ethics Committee finally held a hearing Thursday — for about an hour. When the committee last met on June 2, 2009, holding the gavel was Sen. John Sampson (D-Queens), later imprisoned over an embezzlement scandal. Those eight years have …

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How Big Government fuels political violence

The 1998 midterm election was a debacle for Republicans, particularly then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Since Reconstruction, no president had seen his party gain seats in the House in a midterm election six years into his presidency. Gingrich, who made the election a referendum …

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A deck stacked against Trump, why millennials won’t save the West and other comments

Culture critic: Left, Right Both Wink at Political Violence After events like the attack on congressional Republicans, says Megan McArdle at Bloomberg, mainstream liberals and conservatives alike “forget their own radical factions . . . feign naivete and say, ‘What can be done?’ ” But …

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Stop digging your hole deeper, Mr. President

President Trump was predictably quick to lash out after reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has expanded his election-meddling probe to include possible obstruction of justice by the president. “You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history — led by some …

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Yes, you can blame the governor for the subway crisis

Gov. Cuomo and his minions are furious that he’s being blamed for the state of the subway, citing all he’s done since the mess became obvious. Problem is, he was also in charge while the crisis was building. Poor gov: He tweets happily about the …

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London’s devastating fire has a lesson for New York

One overlooked lesson of this week’s horrid London fire is that public housing faces particular perils. Yes, 24-story Grenfell Tower would be a NYCHA building if it were in New York City — low-income housing, not luxury apartments. And, just as with NYCHA, a residents’ …

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