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NY pols play fast and loose with ObamaCare costs – just to bash Trump

New York Democrats, like Gov. Cuomo and Sen. Chuck Schumer, play games with the costs of ObamaCare to make it look good and President Trump bad. But the costs keep rising, and one way or another, Americans are stuck with the bill. Take Tuesday’s news …

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How to make a mint off the homeless in de Blasio’s New York

You’ve got to hand it to developer Mark Stagg: He sure knows how to milk the most from city government — with the eager cooperation of Team de Blasio. We noted last month that Stagg had pulled a bait-and-switch on a proposed apartment building in …

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ISIS created by Israel? One imam says so

As Spain and Finland cope with this week’s violent attacks by ISIS sympathizers, a popular Shi’ite preacher in California who claims friendship with prominent people insists the Islamic State was created and is funded by Israeli intelligence. Continue Reading....

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California Lt Gov: Pence a 'Problem' if Trump Out

California’s Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday said impeaching President Donald Trump would not help Democrats because they’d be left with Vice President Mike Pence as president, which would still present a “problem,” The Hill reported Saturday.Newsom told talk… Continue Reading....

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Trump Congratulates Bannon; Says He'll Be 'Tough' Voice

President Donald Trump Saturday congratulated his former chief strategist Steve Bannon on Twitter for his return to Breitbart News, saying he’ll be a “tough and new voice” with his return as executive chairman of the conservative website. Continue Reading....

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So, just how guaranteed is your freedom of speech online?

Following the violence in Charlottesville, Internet businesses have been disassociating themselves from far-right political groups. PayPal decided to prohibit users from accepting donations “to promote hate, violence and intolerance”; 34 organizations were affected by the ban. Earlier, both GoDaddy and Google refused to host The …

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Re: On Charlottesville, Trump, and Anti-Americanism

Andy McCarthy has a great piece today where he fleshes out how hardcore, violent, leftist radicals are still admired, romanticized and lionized among mainstream American liberals. While, mainstream conservatives are expected – rightly – to denounce the alt-right, the Klan, neo-Nazis, et al., liberals take …

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When Czars Resign

When I read about the president’s entire Arts Council resigning, I cheered. Who expected that a handful of America’s culture czars would, surprisingly, step out of the way and give up their undemocratic, though tax-funded, authority? The resigners included such millionaires as artist Chuck Close, …

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Opioids: Politicians Should Not Play Doctor

Back in January 2013 I put up a post over on Ricochet on moves to cut access to prescription painkillers by then Mayor Bloomberg and the rather better qualified FDA. As the New York Times reported, the FDA explained (my emphasis added): Trying to stem …

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Solar Eclipse: Throughout most of human history, an eclipse was something to fear. The gods were angry, and who knew what would happen next?

On Monday, millions of Americans will be celebrating the solar eclipse. Continue Reading....

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