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June 18, 2018
Attacking the Agents, Protecting the Bureau
Even if you hate Donald Trump; even if you believe former FBI Director James Comey acted honorably, albeit mistakenly, in investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails; even if you believe that politics was not part of the FBI’S investigations of Trump and Clinton, the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will cause enormous and lasting harm to the bureau.

June 11, 2018
Diversity and Divisiveness
Add to the rancor, confusion and misunderstanding about increasing the number of underrepresented blacks and Hispanics in the city’s elite high schools, the remark of schools chancellor Richard A. Carranza: “I just don’t buy into the narrative that any one ethnic group owns admissions to these schools.”

June 4, 2018 
No Sense of Urgency
Ever since NYC’s annual murder rate fell below 1,000 in the days of Rudy Giuliani and Bill Bratton 1, the NYPD has talked about “locking in” the numbers. Yet, with slight anomalous variations, the number of murders has dropped over the past 25 years, ending 2017 under 300. That’s the lowest number since 1959.

May 28, 2018
The Summit Spoof
Desperate to resurrect his summit with Kim Jung Un [and his dreams of a Nobel Peace Prize], President Donald Trump has made Kim a secret offer: an all-expense paid visit to Mar-a-Lago, which includes three golf lessons from Tiger Woods.

May 21, 2018   
The Politics of Parole
We all know why Gov. Andrew Cuomo changed the rules for parole, making the inmate’s institutional record, such as education and remorse, more important than the crime itself, no matter how horrible. He has been tacking left to burnish his “progressive” credentials as he seeks a third term in November, to say nothing about a possible run for president in 2020.

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