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Emergency personnel and investigators work at the scene the day after an hours-long gun battle with two men around a kosher market in Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S., December 11, 2019. (Lloyd Mitchell/Reuters) A Jersey City Board of Education member is facing mounting calls to step down over controversial comments she made about Jewish people
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg holds a town-hall event in Creston, Iowa, November 25. (Scott Morgan/Reuters) Americans should be proud of their general indifference to Buttigieg and his sexual orientation. ‛Liberals do not want to destroy the family,” reads the headline over a Thomas Edsall column in the New York Times. Maybe not “liberals,” but
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a campaign rally at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa, December 10, 2019. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) Perhaps Donald Trump deserves to be impeached for his Ukrainian adventure. Heck, maybe he deserves to be impeached for sending that insanely entertaining letter yesterday. But those are political considerations for Democrats. Impeaching the
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President Donald Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin during the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 30, 2018. (Marcos Brindicci/Reuters) After Trump’s election, his opponents took a sudden dislike to the Russians they once saw as peace partners The three-year-long effort to abort the Trump presidency — now culminating with a manipulated impeachment
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A man walks past an advertisement for the Democratic National Convention at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C September 2, 2012. (Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters) Surprisingly, swing-district Democrats have almost all lined up behind impeaching the president. But why? Representative Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey got the biggest headlines this week when, reluctant to
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A soldier holds a rose during a commemoration ceremony for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge at the Mardasson World War II memorial monument in Bastogne, Belgium, December 16, 2019. (Francois Lenoir/Reuters) American policymakers would be wise to heed the lessons of World War II’s climactic battle. This week marks the 75th
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A view of the U.S. Capitol, in Washington DC, U.S., June 20, 2019. (Al Drago/Reuters) Well-intentioned though conservatives calling for a more activist government may be, ours has failed miserably with the responsibilities it already has. The 2007 comedy Hot Fuzz is about a hyper-competitive London policeman who is reassigned to what initially appears to
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses his supporters in front of the general election campaign trail bus in Manchester, England, November 15, 2019. (Frank Augstein/Reuters Pool) Though there are limits to the parallels that can be drawn between British and American politics, yesterday’s results still yield some insights. It’s tempting to draw parallels between the
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Campbell Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge and Dashiell Eaves as Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (Joan Marcus) Director Matthew Warchus’s Dickens adaptation is as interested in the rewards of being generous as it is in the perils of being a miser. Has any story written in English in the last 300 years been told as
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President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Sunrise, Fla., November 26, 2019. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) In the absence of public objection to the politicization of impeachment, it is apt to become the new normal. Resorting to a vague “abuse of power” theory, the House Judiciary Committee Friday morning referred two articles of impeachment to the
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In response to Tuesday’s shooting spree at a kosher market in New Jersey, Rashida Tlaib took to Twitter to offer her since-deleted lament: “White supremacy kills.” Let’s insist, for a moment, upon the Occam’s razor explanation for the New Jersey massacre, undertaken by two now-deceased African-American suspects, one of whom had alleged ties to the
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New York City Deputy Police Commissioner John A. Leach (at right) watches agents pour liquor into a sewer following a raid during Prohibition, c. 1921 (Library of Congress) Leave policy-making to the states. One hundred years ago America undertook its “Noble Experiment,” shifting alcohol policy from state capitols, where it traditionally belonged under the Tenth
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Colin Kaepernick is seen at a special training event created at Charles. R. Drew High School in Riverdale, Georgia, U.S., November 16, 2019. (Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that the league has “moved on” from former San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick after the player attended a special workout session in November
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to the news media at city hall in New York, U.S. August 2, 2019. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) Two radical proposals from Gotham’s mayor have enraged voters. Two remarkable press conferences occurred on the steps of New York’s City Hall not long ago. These events addressed two radical proposals
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A few weeks ago, Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) offered his thoughts on how U.S. foreign policy had gone wrong. When the Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago this month, more than a few experts predicted the end of history: Communism was dead and democracy triumphant. Now U.S. power would remake the world, which would
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On paper, the speaker of the House and chairmen of the relevant committees announcing they will impeach the president should feel like a historic moment and a rarely equaled disgrace for the presidency. This day should feel momentous, grim, and solemn. In this presidency, it feels like “Tuesday.” On paper, … Read More
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(File photo: Joshua Lott/Reuters) Jersey City mayor Steven Fulop confirmed on Wednesday after reviewing security footage that gunmen targeted a Jewish grocery store in a deadly shooting, which left six people dead. The New York Times reported Wednesday that one of the suspects had “published anti-Semitic and anti-police posts online and investigators believe the attack was
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2019. (Al Drago/Reuters) Attorney General William Barr pushed back Tuesday on the narrative that Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report cleared the FBI of political motivation in its investigation of possible collusion between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. “All he said was, people gave me
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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a news conference on the USMCA trade agreement on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2019. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) One hour after announcing articles of impeachment against President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that House Democrats had reached an agreement with the White House over Trump’s
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Salvation Army members sing and dance to encourage people to donate in New York City, November 28, 2014. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) But that hasn’t stopped LGBT activists from successfully painting it as such. The Salvation Army’s philanthropic efforts serve 130 countries around the globe, and its aid reaches roughly 23 million people annually. While perhaps most
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James Comey speaks at the Intelligence National Security Alliance Leadership Dinner, March 29, 2017. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Former FBI director James Comey attacked President Trump and Attorney General William Barr on Monday after the publication of the Department of Justice inspector general’s report on the FBI’s investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign. Comey was fired
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Another day, another multinational corporation scrubbing its publications for any statements that could irk the Chinese government: On GQ’s own website something was different [about their “worst-dressed” list] The “top 10” list had become a “top 8”. Missing were two individuals: China’s president Xi Jingping and King of Thailand Maha Vajiralongkorn. According to sources at
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An Uber pick-up location is pictured in San Diego, California, September 30. 2019. (Mike Blake/Reuters) Uber has published a safety report documenting over 3,000 reported sexual assaults between drivers and passengers using the ride-sharing service last year. The company’s 84-page report recorded a total of 3,045 sexual assaults in 2018, including 235 reported rapes, six more than
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Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a news conference at the Untied Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, October 29, 2019. (Denis Balibouse/Reuters) While Emmanuel Macron was complaining of NATO’s ‘brain death,’ European efforts to circumvent U.S. sanctions on Iran continued apace. At this week’s celebration of NATO’s 70th birthday in London, a bizarre inversion occurred:
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