let’s-look-at-jerry-nadler’s-super-gerrymandered,-lily-white-district

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler is in the spotlight these days. The farcical impeachment of Donald Trump has landed in his large lap, and he will largely determine how the rest of this process goes. Yesterday he treated us to a parade of deeply concerned constitutional experts, but as he works towards the removal…

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under-progressive-policing,-transit-crime-surges-in-nyc,-sf

Crime is spiking in public transit systems on opposite sides of the country, as both New York City and San Francisco struggle with a surge in harassment, assault, and even major violence. Violent crime on San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system rose by 115 percent between 2014 and 2018, culminating in three homicides…

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columbia-university-to-vote-on-divesting-from-israel

In the heart of the nation’s most Jewish city, Jewish students who believe in Israel’s right to exist are being made mighty uncomfortable. And it’s not just at New York University, which is currently under federal investigation for antisemitism. Now, farther uptown at Columbia, the Columbia College Student Council (CCSC) has voted 25-12 to allow a campus-wide…

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bloomberg-spends-more-ad-money-than-any-candidate-ever-in-preparation-for-2020-bid

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has purchased at least $31 million in television advertising as the businessman gears up to make a last-minute entrance in the 2020 presidential race. According to Advertising Analytics, a firm tracking the digital ad buys throughout the 2020 election cycle, Bloomberg has dropped the $31 million on ads…

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new-york-governor-mad-online-after-proud-boys-hang-banners-in-nyc

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was extremely mad online after the Proud Boys hung banners in New York City over the weekend. “The Proud Boys banners found in NYC today have been removed and an investigation is ongoing. I have a message for the ‘Bigot Boys’ who skulk around like cowards in the dead of…

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bloomberg’s-apology-for-stop,-question,-and-frisk-is-shameful

Ladies and gentlemen, meet woke Michael Bloomberg. The newly minted, almost-candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination is planning to run in the moderate lane, but that didn’t stop him from reversing course on one of the biggest questions of his political career this week, and in the process, throwing his own legacy and the New…

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how-being-in-nature-changes-time

Recently some city slicker from the coast made the mistake of tweeting a picture of flyover farmland and pondering how the rectangles of subtly shifting verdant colors could possibly have occurred. He was Twitter mobbed, not in a vicious way, but certainly mocked for essentially not knowing what a farm is. I’m going to make…

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hillary-clinton-laughs-off-question-about-killing-jeffrey-epstein

Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” asked 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton about the conspiracies swirling around the death of billionaire accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. “Hillary, I have to ask you a question that has been plaguing me for a while. How did you kill Jeffrey Epstein?” Noah asked Thursday. “Because…

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report:-de-blasio-ordered-nypd-security-team-to-drive-son-to-college

New York mayor and failed presidential candidate Bill de Blasio ordered his New York police security detail to drive his son to Yale University on multiple occasions. The New York Police Department detail transported Dante de Blasio to and from school seven or eight different times during his freshman year, and also took him to…

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supreme-court-refuses-to-throw-out-new-york-gun-rights-case

The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would not dismiss a gun rights case against New York City, rejecting the city’s request. “The Respondents’ Suggestion of Mootness is denied,” the Court wrote in its order list. “The question of mootness will be subject to further consideration at oral argument, and the parties should be…

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