Tag Archives: NY Post Opinion

‘Value-capture financing’ isn’t a silver bullet

Memo to taxpayers: Beware of pols hawking “value-capture financing” as a magical way to fund new subways, bridges and so on. From Mayor de Blasio to Gov. Cuomo to President Trump, politicians are suggesting this is a painless way to raise cash for infrastructure. But …

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De Blasio can’t get away with giving taxpayer money to donor

Kudos to City Councilman Paul Vallone for refusing to let Mayor de Blasio get away with his unprecedented gift of taxpayer dollars to reward a single school-bus company — a firm run by a big donor and repped by Democratic fixer Harold Ickes. Vallone (D-Queens) …

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It’s time to believe tipsters when they warn us about maniacs

The conversation eight years ago was with a man I didn’t know and haven’t seen since. Yet at times like these, I remember what he said as if it were yesterday. The man is Avi Dichter, a member of the Israeli Knesset and former head …

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Faith is no longer a virtue in America

CUMBERLAND, Md. — Last week Joy Behar, co-host of the ABC show “The View,” did something that has become an escalating trend in our popular culture over the past 10 years — she mocked religiosity. In a segment about Vice President Mike Pence and his …

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‘This Is Us’ shows Americans it’s OK to grieve

I love “This Is Us.” Not because I think it’s corny, or over the top. I don’t watch it ironically. I love it with a complete and total earnestness. That is what it deserves. Because NBC’s “This Is Us” is one of the only shows …

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The honeymoon is over for celebs and social media

The honeymoon is officially over for celebrities and social media. Just ask Sarah Jessica Parker. On Feb. 6, the former “Sex and the City” actress commented on co-star Kim Cattrall’s Instagram post that her brother had turned up dead after going missing for several days …

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Russian indictments prove Trump won fair and square

After 18 months of Russia, Russia, Russia, we finally meet a cast of real Russians. But par for the convoluted course, they were pretending to be Americans. The indictments obtained by special counsel Robert Mueller on Vladimir Putin’s attempts to create discord in the 2016 …

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Democrats’ endangered dreams of a 2018 wave

It turns out that, with apologies to Nancy Pelosi, Republicans really did have to pass the tax bill so people could find out what’s in it. The GOP has made gains on the generic congressional ballot in recent weeks, with warmer feelings about the tax …

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The Post’s decade-long crusade for getting tough on guns

The front-page Post editorial got a lot of notice . . . and led to passage of a tough new gun law. No, we’re not talking about Friday’s editorial calling on President Trump to act in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school massacre — …

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Schumer can’t win on immigration, why Romney’s running and other comments

Security desk: Russia Attacked US Troops in Syria If you’ve “been listening just to the Kremlin and the Pentagon,” observes Bloomberg’s Eli Lake, you probably don’t realize “that Russia attacked American forces and their allies in Syria last week, suffering heavy casualties.” The official line …

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