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Broward sheriff’s excuses are just obscene

The sheriff is an outsized figure in the American imagination. He is Wyatt Earp, shooting it out with outlaws at the O.K. corral. He is John Wayne, a lonely instrument of frontier justice. He is Rick Grimes, the resourceful survivor of a zombie apocalypse in …

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The left’s pathetic case making public workers pay union fees

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday challenging laws in 22 states and the District of Columbia that force public employees to pay unions to represent them, even if they disagree with the union’s demands and politics. Mark Janus, a child-support specialist and public …

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Bernie’s bogus Russian troll story and other comments

Foreign desk: Korean Olympic Détente Won’t Last The Winter Olympics are over, and so is the peaceful interlude in the North Korean nuclear crisis. But that crisis, predicts The Atlantic’s Uri Friedman, “will soon resume — and possibly increase.” Indeed, new US sanctions “could make …

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Cuomo’s denial on NY’s awful taxes

Yet another report — this one from the news site 24/7 Wall Street — confirms New York’s sad status as the highest-taxing state in America. Naturally, Gov. Cuomo continues to deny the ugly reality. The study found that Empire State taxes amount to 12.7 percent …

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New York’s ticking pension bomb

Don’t hate retired sanitation worker Eugene Egan for his city pension of more than twice the $128,189 top salary he earned in 2015, his last year on the job; blame the politicians who created a system that saddles taxpayers with a ticking pension time bomb. …

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The right compromise to save the Dreamers

Kudos to Sen. Jeff Flake for pushing a minimalist immigration compromise that takes care of the most urgent issues. Let’s hope Congress can manage enough of a break from partisan warring to pass it. The Arizona Republican this week will introduce a bill to set …

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Parkland kids are part of a generation that’s seen government fail

You’re 17. You were born in the year of 9/11, when 2,977 people lost their lives because the US government failed at its most important job: protection from foreign invaders on home soil. Throughout your childhood, America fought two wars stemming from this conflict — …

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America needs to decide when adulthoold really begins

During a heated exchange with NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch at last week’s CNN Town Hall in Parkland, Fla., Sheriff Scott Israel pronounced: “18-year olds should never have a rifle.” President Trump seemed to agree. Earlier that day at his own town hall, the president called …

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De Blasio’s homeless-spending explosion

A new report suggests Washington and Albany aren’t keeping pace with hikes in city homeless-shelter costs, but the real story is the explosion in homeless spending under Mayor de Blasio. The Independent Budget Office reports that City Hall has been covering a greater share of …

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How system failures led to the Parkland shooting

Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson’s jaw-dropping decision not to enter Marjory Douglas Stoneman HS to face accused shooter Nikolas Cruz, and the three other Broward County cops’ reported similar refusal, was the culmination of an utterly mind-numbing series of failures by government systems. And not even …

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