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The irony behind decline of an elite liberal private school: Devine
Taken to extremes, liberalism eats its own. Exhibit A is the decline of one of the most prestigious and proudly liberal private schools in the city. Ethical Culture Fieldston in Riverdale, founded in 1878 by the son of a rabbi as a model for social justice, racial equality and intellectual freedom, now is convulsed by...
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Pseudoscience doesn’t get much more pretentious than this
Did you know that Latvia and Montenegro are better places to raise your kids than the United States? Also Bosnia and Saudi Arabia. It must be true. It’s what the experts say. A new report by a joint commission of the World Health Organization, the medical journal The Lancet and UNICEF has ranked the United...
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Roger Stone case shows far larger need to rein in prosecutorial abuse
“Roger Stone Did Nothing Wrong!” proclaimed the T-shirts worn by his supporters. Federal prosecutors, by contrast, argued that Stone deserved at least seven years in prison. US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson split the difference last week, sentencing the longtime President Trump crony to three years and four months in prison — a penalty that...
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Barely yipping at ThriveNYC, Scott Stringer again proves he’s pathetic watchpoodle
Say hello to New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, the Teacup Yorkie of ­municipal watchdogs. Teacups are the doggies all the other pups at Westminster make fun of — tiny, toothless and about as far removed from ancestral wolfdom as can be imagined. Watchdogs, they ain’t. The same can be said of Stringer, who is...
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Bill de Blasio has never stopped his sleazy funny-money games
He’ll probably get away with it yet again, but Mayor de Blasio couldn’t stop himself from playing funny-money games in what’s likely his last campaign ever. Politico reports that he abused his federal and state Fairness PACs to keep his feckless presidential run afloat after its coffers ran dry — to the tune of nearly...
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Grandstanding on a NYPD tool that is zero threat to anyone not a criminal
Frivolous moral grandstanding was the order of the day at Tuesday’s City Council hearing on the NYPD’s DNA-collection policies. “The government shouldn’t be stealing residents’ DNA,” thundered Public Safety Committee Chair Donovan Richards as he opened the session. Puh-lease. Is he going to accuse cops of “stealing” fingerprints next? Richards — who’s looking for headlines...
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Iran’s dud election and other commentary
Foreign desk: Iran’s Dud Election “What if you held a national election and no one turned out?” Ilan Berman mock-asks at National Review. “Just 42 percent of Iranians voted in the country’s latest parliamentary elections,” which is “the lowest percentage ever recorded” in the Islamic Republic’s 41 years — and even that number is likely...
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Islamists in Nigeria are destroying Christian communities
ABUJA, Nigeria — It was faith that compelled us to travel to Nigeria last week to see for ourselves the simmering crisis threatening parts of Africa’s wealthiest and most populous country. “Do not stand by idly,” the Book of Leviticus commands, “when the blood of your neighbor is being spilled” (19:16). Well, blood is flowing...
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By going soft on Sanders, Democrats are paving the way for his nomination: Goodwin
Once again, it was mission impossible. And once again, it was mission failure. Bernie Sanders is still standing. Time is running out to stop him. In their debate last week, the other Democrats aimed to make themselves his top rival for the nomination by viciously attacking each other. The net effect was that they were...
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Bernie, Biden, CBS — Everyone lost at this week’s Democratic debate
If the Democratic confrontation last week in Nevada was “The Godfather” of debates, last night’s South Carolina debate wasn’t “The Godfather Part II” — a worthy followup to a great original. No, it was “Exorcist 2: The Heretic.” It was “Smokey and the Bandit 3: Smokey Is the Bandit.” It was “True Detective Season 2.”...
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Facts the Times won’t face about children who kill
The New York Times has published a nearly full-page editorial arguing that no 14-year-old should face a prison sentence that extends ­beyond his majority — not even Rashaun Weaver and Luchiano Lewis, suspects in the fatal stabbing of college student Tessa Majors last December. The Times rewrites history, glossing over the horrific crimes in the...
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Ilhan Omar’s appalling ‘collusion’ with Turkey’s tyrant
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s mandate defined “collusion” as “links and/or coordination” with foreign powers. Democrats and their media allies tried and failed to hang the charge around President Trump’s neck. But one of their own darlings, Rep. Ilhan Omar, has inarguably colluded with an unsavory Islamist regime: Turkey’s. In fall 2017, Omar, then a state...
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Pandemic prep: What you should know to protect against coronavirus
With outbreaks raging in ­Italy, Iran, South Korea and other countries, US authorities now predict coronavirus will strike Americans here, causing “significant disruptions to our lives.” The warning came from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official Nancy Messonnier at a Tuesday briefing. Here’s what you need to know: Is the virus spreading here now?...
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De Blasio’s bogus breaks for small businesses 
Mayor Bill de Blasio has been trumpeting his plan to cut small-business fines by 10 percent before he leaves office on Dec. 31, 2021. In reality, it’s too little, too late and too lackluster. At a Williamsburg rally last week, de Blasio claimed he has “questioned” the laws imposing fines on small businesses since he...
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Bernie Sanders’ outrageous AIPAC attack
Bernie Sanders’ slur this week against the American Israel Public Affairs Committee should remove any doubt: He’s the most anti-Israel major candidate of 2020. Sanders says he won’t attend AIPAC’s annual conference Sunday because it’s a “platform” for “leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights.” In fact, he’s never gone to AIPAC: This...
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New Yorkers want no-bail law fixed now — but Legislature’s too dysfunctional
In the six-plus weeks since the no-bail reforms took effect, public support has plummeted. Voters plainly want action now — but the state’s leaders suggest they won’t act before April. Huh? A new Siena poll shows 59 percent of state voters say ending cash bail for most misdemeanor and nonviolent felony crimes was a bad...
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Will #MeToo last after Harvey Weinstein’s conviction?
And the winner is … #MeToo. But will it last? Before this week’s conviction of Harvey Weinstein on sex crimes committed against two women, #MeToo was on life support, and fading fast. The righteous movement that purported to wage holy war on behalf of the rights of women, girls, and even abused men and boys,...
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Bernie Sanders should ‘terrify’ Democrats and other commentary
From the left: Bernie Should ‘Terrify’ Dems Bernie Sanders’ supporters “have every incentive to imagine away his many flaws and seize on the real but unlikely possibility he can defy the odds and win,” notes New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait. The shocker is “how many other progressives have joined in this fantasy.” Sanders “combines discrete,...
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