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February 20, 2017
Trump and de Blasio: Soul Brothers?
They may be ideological opposites but President Donald Trump and Mayor Bill de Blasio have more in common than you might think.

February 13, 2017
The NYPD's Fabergé Egg
It’s not just that overall crime continues its nearly three-decade decline under Mayor Bill de Blasio, despite the reduction of the notorious stop-and-frisk. Now, the mayor appears to have tamed the beast that is the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.

February 6, 2017
Blue on Blue: More Actual Than Alternate Facts
Each of NYPD’s last four commissioners has written books, most of which are filled with hot air, goop and self-promotion — and in the case of former Commissioner Bernie Kerik’s autobiography “The Lost Son,” maybe some alternative facts.

January 30, 2017
Mayor De Blasio: Going Macro
His approval ratings are low. A Quinnipiac poll in November found that nearly half of New Yorkers don’t believe he deserves re-election

January 23, 2017
New York's Losing Game: The Politics of Race and Ethnicity
Even without Donald Trump, developments last week on three pending cases in Washington and New York reflect the divisiveness of race, ethnicity and politics here in the city.

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