One-party rule has left New York in a sorry state

When it comes to businesses, the impacts of monopolies are well documented. Lacking any of the benefits that flow from competition, customers can count on paying higher prices for the privilege of getting inferior service. Alas, the same is true of government. New Yorkers know too well that a political monopoly — one-party rule — yields some of America’s highest […]

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The Kardashians have finally been overthrown — by Trump

Love, hate or tolerate them, the Kardashians changed the nature of fame forever. But that change finally may be outpacing reality TV’s most tenacious clan. When “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” premiered in October 2007, the iPhone was four months old. Netflix had just launched streaming video. The Kindle hit the market. Facebook and Twitter became global platforms. Google acquired […]

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De Blasio’s NYCHA strategy was deceptive from the start

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s defense for misleading the public about lead-poisoned kids at city Housing Authority projects amounts to this: He didn’t actually lie; he just didn’t share all he knew. At a press conference last November, de Blasio announced that four NYCHA kids had tested positive for elevated lead levels. Yet emails obtained by The Post show he was […]

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How Clinton and Gingrich started the great American divide

In 1984, a brash young congressman from Georgia seized the House floor, night after night, and denounced the ruling party to an empty chamber. The “permanent Democratic majority,” in power for 30 years, ignored Newt Gingrich — who was a nuisance even to his GOP leadership. But the backbencher had a mighty tool: a television camera. C-SPAN was in its […]

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The Democrats’ ‘blue wave’ is drying up

Don’t count your elections before they’ve hatched. That’s the lesson of the past couple of weeks. Now, the so-called “fundamentals” that supposedly govern the 2018 midterm elections still point, as they always have, to a good-to-great night for Democrats. They are the out-party and the out-party generally does better than the party in power. The special elections since Donald Trump’s […]

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America needs Nikki Haley to return to public service

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, one of Team Trump’s shining stars, will leave at year’s end. We hope she’ll return to government service in due course, because she’s exactly the kind of leader this nation needs. Moving to the United Nations from the South Carolina governor’s mansion, she hit the ground running, emerging from her first Security Council meeting on the […]

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NY progressives are singing ‘Tomorrow Belongs To Me’

Progressives got squelched at the fall meeting of the Democratic State Committee this week. But you can bet they’re singing “Tomorrow belongs to me.” Floor motions were still pending when Gov. Cuomo’s cronies ended the meeting without a vote to gavel out. Among the resolutions stifled was one seeking accountability for the committee mailer that painted Cynthia Nixon as an […]

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Another insane delay in justice for Shelly Silver

Bad enough that disgraced ex-Speaker Shelly Silver got yet another reprieve from heading to prison. Worse, the ruling suggests he has a real chance of getting his conviction tossed again. Somehow, he keeps catching breaks that even few convicted pols have ever managed. Three 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals judges ruled Wednesday that Silver can stay free on bail while […]

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End the farce and confirm Kavanaugh

After getting precisely what they’d asked for, an FBI investigation into the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats are . . . whining that the probe was insufficient. But what else would you expect, since it apparently turned up no corroboration of those allegations — nothing, in fact, senators didn’t already know? Yet Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Judiciary Committee’s top Dem, complains that […]

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