Op-Ed

Russiagate Is Deader Than Ever

The ruling by U.S. District Judge John Koeltl to dismiss the Democratic National Committee’s lawsuit against Russia, the Trump campaign and others on Tuesday may look like something of an…

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Transparency in California

“States have a legal and moral duty to do everything in their power to ensure leaders seeking the highest offices meet minimal standards, and to restore public confidence,” said California…

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Six Ways from Sunday

Like many other congressional districts that have been carefully chiseled out to try to ensure a specific electoral result, New York’s 10th District consists of a curious mix of neighborhoods.…

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The Missing Donkey in the Room

With all the attention focused on the second round of Democratic presidential debates this week, it is understandable that one might lose sight of other, less exciting news. But here’s…

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New York’s Finest at Their Finest

Last week, at least four incidents of hoodlums throwing water at police officers came to light. Video of one incident, posted on social media last Monday, showed two police officers…

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A Reuters Correction

The demolition by Israel of 10 apartment buildings — mostly under construction — along with the evacuation of 17 residents in the Palestinian village of Sur Baher near Yerushalayim, was…

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And Back to Laughable

When the House of Representatives passed the Raise the Wage Act of 2019, which would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, presidential candidate from Vermont, Senator Bernie…

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Surprise! Here’s Proof that Medicare for All is Doomed

There’s a high-profile debate over health care playing out in the presidential race, and a lower-profile one taking place in Congress. Several Democratic presidential candidates are telling us that they…

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Restriction of Religion?

Last week saw the release of a Pew Research Center report about global restrictions on religion that yielded headlines like “Israel Has Almost as Many Religious Restrictions as Iran,” and…

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Biden Bets He’ll Find Voters Closer to the Center

Joe Biden took his sputtering campaign onto the offensive this week, unveiling an unashamedly moderate healthcare plan and slamming his rivals’ “Medicare for all” bill as “too risky.” It was…

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Two Quotes from the Moon

As the world marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, it’s inevitable that among the remembrances will be the first things that men said on the moon.…

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A Five-Billion-Dollar Parking Ticket

The judgment of the Federal Trade Commission fining Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations affecting an estimated 87 million users has been widely criticized as inadequate. Rightly so. If one…

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