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New York State Capitol in Albany (lavendertime/Getty Images) The state is set to waste a massive amount of money encouraging more prospective migrants to break the law. The New York state legislature has recently made two fiscal decisions of note. The first — raising taxes on millionaires — is no surprise. The second, however, is
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce building in Washington, D.C. (tupungato/Getty Images) Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance, and economics. On the menu today: the Chamber of Commerce’s hedge, pruned, Coinbase, crytoptimists, combining the essence of two old crises to make a new one, and inflation. To sign up for the Capital Note, follow
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Back when we were primates, we used to comb each other’s hair. We laid hands on one another. We pinched fleas and beheaded parasites and swept off dead skin. We protected one another. This wasn’t strictly about hygiene. It was also a bonding ceremony. We maintained social order without ever saying a word. But eventually
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Last June, the Trump-hating reporters who always wanted to underline that Donald Trump was almost traitorously soft on Russia banged a can about a New York Times story claiming Russia secretly offered Afghan militants bounties to kill U.S. troops. Now the liberal Daily Beast website is offering a jaw-dropping assessment: “It was a huge election-time
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Police say an officer shot and killed a suspect they said began “shooting indiscriminately” at people outside the San Antonio International Airport on Thursday. What are the details? San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said during a media conference that they had received a call at around 2:30 of a man driving the wrong way
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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer addresses the media in Midland, Mich., about the flooding along the Tittabawassee River, May 20, 2020. (Rebecca Cook/Reuters) Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel went on a vacation to Alabama last week as Michigan’s COVID cases soared and officials urged residents to stay home, according to a
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Kristen Clarke, President Biden’s nominee to be assistant attorney general for the civil rights division, speaks in Wilmington, Del., January 7, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a nomination hearing for Kristen Clarke to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. She is yet another top Justice Department pick who comes from
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(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The bill doesn’t have the votes to pass Congress now, but will Democrats successfully pressure the Supreme Court to avoid rulings that enrage progressives? In October 2020, shortly before the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, a Siena/New York Times survey asked likely voters: “If Amy Coney Barrett
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Critics of Ivanka Trump reacted harshly and bitterly to her publishing photographs of herself being vaccinated against the coronavirus and encouraging her followers to do the same. “Today, I got the shot!!! I hope that you do too! Thank you Nurse Torres!!!” read the tweet from the daughter of former President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
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Gone are the days when the nation’s leading Spanish-language networks would cover the U.S. presidency with adversarial scrutiny. Their coverage of the Democrats’ efforts to pack the Supreme Court proves their pivot to advocacy propaganda. Watch as anchors from Telemundo and Univision, respectively, hail Democrat efforts to pack the Court: NACHO LOZANO, TELEMUNDO: A revolutionary
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U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest in Bost Kalay, Afghanistan, March 17, 2018. (Sergeant Sean J. Berry/USMC) Well, well, well. Just hours after Joe Biden finally announced his big decision on Afghanistan, and minutes before sanctions on Russia were updated, news outlets are reporting that U.S. intel has low confidence in the story that Russia
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Small businesses across the country have reportedly fallen on hard times in recent months, but not for lack of business. Rather, they suggest that pandemic-related government handouts are keeping much-needed workers out of the labor force. Business owners from Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, and North Carolina told the Dispatch recently that pandemic-enhanced unemployment benefits are stymieing
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