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The assassination of Officer Miosotis Familia

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The assassination of Officer Miosotis Familia

Uncovering the Russia ties of Hillary's campaign chief

Uncovering the Russia ties of Hillary’s campaign chief

De Blasio's real homeless policy: Hide the bad news

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De Blasio’s real homeless policy: Hide the bad news

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How our leaders are piling on the risks for cops

How our leaders are piling on the risks for cops

Let us be clear about one thing: Responsibility for the assassination of Police Officer Miosotis Familia in The Bronx early Wednesday morning lies with the man who pulled the trigger…
This is what teachers unions really protect

This is what teachers unions really protect

Teaching students teamwork apparently isn’t in the curriculum for the National Education Association. The union’s president, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, announced Sunday that the NEA won’t work with the Trump administration,…
The secret reason child-welfare agencies fail

The secret reason child-welfare agencies fail

David Hansell has a tough road ahead of him. It’s not only because the recently appointed head of the Administration for Children’s Services has to clean up the mess left…
Partisan hysterics ignore the real Medicaid horrors

Partisan hysterics ignore the real Medicaid horrors

Diehard ObamaCare defenders were out in force over the July 4 holiday to protest Republican repeal efforts. The protesters are falsely claiming repeal will gut Medicaid, causing frail, indigent seniors…
Behind Chris Christie’s beach fiasco

Behind Chris Christie’s beach fiasco

Even Chris Christie’s handpicked successor had a hard time figuring out just what New Jersey’s governor was up to. “It’s beyond words,” Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno posted on Facebook in…
The making of ‘America the Beautiful’

The making of ‘America the Beautiful’

Katharine Lee Bates, a 33-year-old English literature teacher at Wellesley College, was on “a merry expedition up Pike’s Peak” in Colorado in 1893 when she looked out “over the sea-like…
Rahm Emanuel’s minor-league advice

Rahm Emanuel’s minor-league advice

Exile from national politics plainly hasn’t cost Rahm Emanuel an ounce of chutzpah: The Chicago mayor took to the New York Times op-ed page the other day to sound off…
The Reagan that today’s Republicans have forgotten

The Reagan that today’s Republicans have forgotten

Does anyone really know Ronald Reagan? In his new book “The Working Class Republican,” a bracingly revisionist account of the 40th president, Henry Olsen answers “no.” One of the most…
Facing the facts of America’s bloody birth

Facing the facts of America’s bloody birth

PHILADELPHIA – Some American history museums belabor visitors with this message: You shall know the truth and it shall make you feel ashamed of, but oh-so-superior to, your wretched ancestors….
Why New Yorkers may wind up cursing Mario Cuomo

Why New Yorkers may wind up cursing Mario Cuomo

For New Yorkers of the future, the name “Mario Cuomo” may well mean just one thing: sky-high tolls. That’s one of the risks in the current Gov. Cuomo’s successful push…
Never trust a tyrant’s tale

Never trust a tyrant’s tale

Thirty-three years ago, Soviet dissident Yuli Edelstein was arrested by the KGB and sent to the gulag for committing the “crime” of being a religious Jew and a Hebrew teacher….
Tips for the best summer vacation

Tips for the best summer vacation

Tuesday is the Fourth of July, and if you didn’t join the 44.2 million people taking a short trip, you may be planning a vacation later this summer. Make sure…
Attraction will always defy ‘social justice’

Attraction will always defy ‘social justice’

Can attraction be taught, or mandated by cultural enforcers? Take the much-mocked Vice magazine piece titled “Why Can’t My Famous Gender Nonconforming Friends Get Laid?” The writer, Meredith Talusan, seemingly…
Turkish thug aims to silence an American’s tweets

Turkish thug aims to silence an American’s tweets

Not content with having his thugs beat up US citizens on US soil, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has now ordered Twitter to suppress the speech of another American citizen,…
Why does Johnny Depp still have a career?

Why does Johnny Depp still have a career?

Last week, Johnny Depp joked about killing Donald Trump. Specifically, he wondered aloud at Glastonbury music festival: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? . . . It’s been…
Why the media has broken down in the age of Trump

Why the media has broken down in the age of Trump

Since President Trump was elected, the media landscape has divided and hardened more than ever. Even the once-unimpeachable New York Times has been guilty of “fake news,” while on Tuesday…
GE’s ‘woman scientist’ ad is just plain creepy

GE’s ‘woman scientist’ ad is just plain creepy

Mildred Dresselhaus, who died in February at 86, was an amazing woman. An accomplished physicist who won just about every scientific award short of the Nobel Prize, Dresselhaus was by…
Nikki Haley shines again at the UN

Nikki Haley shines again at the UN

With every month that goes by, Nikki Haley is proving herself to be a stellar US ambassador to the United Nations in the tradition of Jeane Kirkpatrick and Daniel Patrick…
Secret parking perks for pols

Secret parking perks for pols

If New York City is going to grant special parking privileges to select insiders, is it really too much to ask that the perk be publicly reported? Politico this week…
Cuomo is no MTA hero just yet

Cuomo is no MTA hero just yet

Midtown’s Hammerstein Ballroom used to be an opera house. Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo showed up there to act out his favorite part, the hero. He declared New York’s subway system…
The City Council’s lesson on quality-of-life enforcement

The City Council’s lesson on quality-of-life enforcement

Some in the City Council’s Progressive Caucus seem to have buyer’s remorse after leading the way to decriminalize lower-level quality-of-life offenses. As The Post’s Yoav Gonen and Bruce Golding reported…
New York lawmakers produce a Very Special Ugly

New York lawmakers produce a Very Special Ugly

Naturally, the Legislature’s special session wound up producing a Special Ugly — an omnibus bill loaded down with extras that sock the taxpayers. The centerpiece was of course the two-year…
Solving the minimum-wage problem & other comments

Solving the minimum-wage problem & other comments

Iconoclast: A Sensible Minimum-Wage Compromise Advocates of a $15-an-hour minimum wage just got a slap in the face in Seattle, where a new study shows the average low-wage worker is…
CUNY’s obscene pay hike for its top brass

CUNY’s obscene pay hike for its top brass

City University is facing probes into its spending. Its operating funds are flat. Tuition’s headed up. Gov. Cuomo has demanded reforms. Yet on Monday, the CUNY board hiked salaries for…
Compromise triumphs as Westchester OKs Uber

Compromise triumphs as Westchester OKs Uber

At least common sense and compromise can win in one corner of New York: On Tuesday, Westchester struck a deal to allow ride-sharing services like Uber to operate in the…
Republican senators’ choice: Govern or lose

Republican senators’ choice: Govern or lose

Having delayed any vote on their ObamaCare repeal plan, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, until after the July 4 recess, Senate leaders better use that time to sell the bill…
US teens are as physically active as senior citizens

US teens are as physically active as senior citizens

The adolescent years are when people’s bodies are supposed to start the ascent to their physical peak. Teenagers are growing like beanstalks. Their hormones are raging. They’re eager for new…
The NYPD has a serious parking-placard problem

The NYPD has a serious parking-placard problem

Publicly, the NYPD is telling us it can’t identify and discipline the two Internal Affairs officers who allegedly visited a gadfly at home to push him to stop exposing cops’…
A Supreme win for Trump and the rule of law

A Supreme win for Trump and the rule of law

The Supreme Court handed a big victory to President Trump and the rule of law Monday, unanimously striking down over-the-top rulings against his travel ban by two US courts of…
Chelsea Manning didn’t deserve those Pride cheers

Chelsea Manning didn’t deserve those Pride cheers

Chelsea Manning got a lively welcome at Sunday’s LGBTQ Pride event, marking the second time in a month that a New York parade featured cheering for someone who’d committed major…
Why Bernie Sanders needs a lawyer

Why Bernie Sanders needs a lawyer

Don’t make too much of the news that Sen. Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jill, have lawyered up: It’s just what you have to do when you’re facing an FBI…
The villains (and heroes) behind the subway mess

The villains (and heroes) behind the subway mess

You’re likely aware subway trains are breaking down partly because parts of the signal system date back to the 1930s. The succession of bad decisions that got you stuck in…
The best time to get pregnant is right now

The best time to get pregnant is right now

‘Are you ready for a baby?” ask the headlines in women’s magazines — and also nosy people in your life. Recently, the British site Stylist had a feature about the…
The city’s ignorant war on foam

The city’s ignorant war on foam

By month’s end, the City Council is likely to either ban or mandate the recycling of foam products like take-out containers. Both “solutions” have more to do with pandering to…
President Trump’s next Syria test

President Trump’s next Syria test

President Trump will soon have made good on his vow to crush ISIS in Syria and Iraq. But that success is going to force him to decide what comes next…
Obama’s liberalism paved the way for Donald Trump

Obama’s liberalism paved the way for Donald Trump

The rapid pace of change in American life does not exempt politics. Witness how fast Democrats are cycling through scapegoats. First came Hillary Clinton. When she emerged to gripe about…
Why pensions are set to eat the city budget

Why pensions are set to eat the city budget

Disgusted with the subway? Well, chew on this: Since 2014, the city has forked over more to its pension funds than it has for building and repairing schools, parks, bridges…
Herding the Senate cats to repeal ObamaCare

Herding the Senate cats to repeal ObamaCare

America moved a half-step closer to replacing ObamaCare this week with Sen. Mitch McConnell’s release of his draft reform bill. Senate Republicans need to work out their differences quickly and…
Why the stock market keeps going up, up, up

Why the stock market keeps going up, up, up

All news is good news, apparently — at least if you judge by the stock market. US economic growth is sluggish, consumer confidence is down and President Trump’s tax reform…
Ryan’s right: Tax reform this year is a must

Ryan’s right: Tax reform this year is a must

House Speaker Paul Ryan is right to push for a permanent tax reform — one he promised to get done this year. Skeptics now doubt that Congress will achieve much…
A gift for NYC’s gifted & talented

A gift for NYC’s gifted & talented

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Brooklyn Beep Eric Adams just moved the ball forward on improving city Gifted and Talented programs for toddlers. In a report released Wednesday,…
A bogus bid to create a new form of cellphone privacy

A bogus bid to create a new form of cellphone privacy

Next time you set out to commit armed robbery, leave your cellphone home. Timothy Carpenter was convicted of stealing smartphones from a string of T-Mobile and Radio Shack stores. But…
Jared Kushner’s falling into a trap on Mideast peace

Jared Kushner’s falling into a trap on Mideast peace

TEL AVIV  — Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, landed here Wednesday to officially kick off what might be the toughest portion of his wide-ranging responsibilities: Arab-Israeli peace. Kushner arrived for…
Trump’s top-notch legal team could save the GOP

Trump’s top-notch legal team could save the GOP

President Trump probably doesn’t think he has had an adequate spokesperson since the days of “John Miller.” But his legal team — composed of very real and accomplished people —…
The truth about mayoral control under de Blasio

The truth about mayoral control under de Blasio

A dose of exaggeration is inevitable and occasionally welcome in politics. But in making his case for  keeping control of New York schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio is crossing the…
How Cuomo can lead the way to saving the subway

How Cuomo can lead the way to saving the subway

Subway delays have hit a crisis point, and it’s up to New York’s “infrastructure governor” to lead the way out. On Tuesday, it happened again: Morning rush-hour delays of an…
Hormone therapy is a horrible risk for kids

Hormone therapy is a horrible risk for kids

Bathroom signs are temporary, but hormones are forever. That seems to be the implication of a new paper called “Growing Pains: Problems with Puberty Suppression in Treating Gender Dysphoria,” published…
Every kid merits the same shot

Every kid merits the same shot

New York’s primary obligation under the state Constitution is the fair and proper education of every child regardless of venue, regardless of ethnicity and, more importantly, regardless of wealth. Like…
The Supremes slap down the ‘hate speech’ censors

The Supremes slap down the ‘hate speech’ censors

Even a divided Supreme Court can speak clearly, as in Monday’s unanimous 8-0 ruling that the First Amendment protects offensive speech. Technically, the impact is more limited, striking down a…
Lives in the balance if Kendra’s Law lapses

Lives in the balance if Kendra’s Law lapses

In yet another game of chicken, the Legislature could finish up this week without renewing Kendra’s Law — and so needlessly put the public at risk. Letting the law expire…
The stakes in Syria now include US-Russia war

The stakes in Syria now include US-Russia war

The stakes in Syria just jumped mighty high. Syrian troops attacked the anti-ISIS fighters we back. We warned them to knock it off. In reply, a Syrian aircraft struck our…
Team Trump comes through in the war on MS-13

Team Trump comes through in the war on MS-13

In an early success of the Trump administration campaign to “devastate” MS-13 and similar gangs, the feds last week arrested close to 40 accused MS-13 gangbangers in the city and…
The truth about de Blasio’s ‘jobs plan’

The truth about de Blasio’s ‘jobs plan’

Mayor de Blasio apparently has jobs on the brain as he campaigns for re-election. On Thursday, he unveiled a plan (well, a “pathway,” aides cautiously termed it) for creating 100,000…
Telling terrorists how to attack New York City

Telling terrorists how to attack New York City

More than any other place in the world, New York City remains in the crosshairs of violent terrorists. And unfortunately, our adversaries have multiplied. What was once the domain of…
Whole Foods has been forgetting the customer

Whole Foods has been forgetting the customer

Whole Foods chief John Mackey has finally lost control of his company, which he calls his “baby.” Friday, he sold it to Amazon for 25 percent less than its 2015…
The public-shaming mob’s latest victims

The public-shaming mob’s latest victims

Last week, a scandal surfaced on the reality TV show “Bachelor in Paradise.” The details were fuzzy, but apparently a producer felt uncomfortable during filming and accused one participant of…
Why Obama’s presidency didn’t lead to black progress

Why Obama’s presidency didn’t lead to black progress

Since the 1960s, black leaders have placed a heavy emphasis on gaining political power, and Barack Obama’s presidency represented the apex of those efforts. The assumption — rarely challenged —…
Why divorce is no option for the trouble Trump-GOP match

Why divorce is no option for the trouble Trump-GOP match

Donald Trump, the erstwhile Democrat, independent and member of the Reform Party, finally has a fixed partisan identity. The president may be besieged, unpopular and prone to lashing out self-destructively,…
Saving the future in Sing-Sing

Saving the future in Sing-Sing

Sparkling in the sunlight that inspired 19th-century romantic painters of the Hudson River School, Sing Sing prison’s razor wire, through which inmates can see the flowing river, is almost pretty….
How Big Government fuels political violence

How Big Government fuels political violence

The 1998 midterm election was a debacle for Republicans, particularly then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Since Reconstruction, no president had seen his party gain seats in the House in…
Stop digging your hole deeper, Mr. President

Stop digging your hole deeper, Mr. President

President Trump was predictably quick to lash out after reports that special counsel Robert Mueller has expanded his election-meddling probe to include possible obstruction of justice by the president. “You…
Will Macron fight to make France great again?

Will Macron fight to make France great again?

PARIS — It should be exciting to watch former banker Emmanuel Macron rack up victories and go from being practically unknown to the dominant force in French politics. Yet, as the…
This is the perfect time to make Putin feel more pain

This is the perfect time to make Putin feel more pain

Wednesday’s appalling attack on members of Congress obscured an important vote on Capitol Hill. In rare bipartisan spirit, the Senate approved new and intensified sanctions on Russia’s dictatorship, 98-2. The…
The Times’ obscene incitement and other comments

The Times’ obscene incitement and other comments

From the right: NYT Shooting Editorial’s Deeper Problem Even “a number of notable liberal pundits [were] appalled” by Thursday’s New York Times editorial falsely claiming the 2011 shooting of Democratic…
Time to kill the car-dealer cartel

Time to kill the car-dealer cartel

Lawmakers in Albany are considering a bill to let Tesla open more New York showrooms to sell its vehicles. Fair enough — but why restrict where people buy cars at…
New York’s school-spending insanity

New York’s school-spending insanity

Kids aren’t the only ones shafted by failed New York schools — taxpayers are, too. Empire State public schools (not counting charters) spent a whopping $21,206 per student in the…
Political death threats becoming new, unsettling normal

Political death threats becoming new, unsettling normal

It was heartening to see members of Congress from both parties echo calls for unity following Wednesday’s attempted massacre. Putting aside their habitual rancor, Democrats and Republicans joined together to…
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