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Peter Principle, Part 2? Mayor: Forget the Past

Late last month, Mayor de Blasio filed paperwork to create a committee called New Yorkers for a Fair Future under which he could raise funds for a campaign for Governor. By Election Day, there was …

What was the last thing the Fire Department needed as it prepared to explain next month to a Federal Judge—who a decade ago branded it "a stubborn bastion of white male privilege"—how it's taking …

For Cops, Resistance Is Just a Jab at de Blasio

"There's nothing more American than saying, 'I won't do it,' " Mike the Cop said Oct. 30 in explaining why so many of his colleagues resisted getting the coronavirus vaccine even after Mayor de …

Testimony on the second day of a special judicial inquiry into the death of Eric Garner and how the NYPD handled the incident, starting with the attempt to arrest him for selling loose cigarettes, …

He's Weak-Knees Willie But Right on Mandate

Let us first stipulate to the Court of Public Opinion that Mayor de Blasio does not radiate moral authority, even when he's right on an issue like his vaccine mandate. He proved that again Oct. …

Adams for Mayor

Eric Adams has a compelling life's story that appeals to New Yorkers because it pivots on overcoming a tough hand that life dealt him to succeed while making unconventional choices. By his …

Council Makes Mountains Out of Monuments

When Robert Moses died in 1981, I was stunned reading the New York Times obituary that detailed the parks, highways, bridges and tunnels and other structures for which the man long known as The …

Don't Devalue Parole

Sponsors of the "Less is More" law, which will take effect in March, argued that too many of those released on parole were having it revoked for minor violations, including missing meetings with …

The Long Lost Weekend Of de Blasio's Mayoralty

Bill de Blasio has never been known for burning the midnight oil on weekends, particularly three-day ones, and so it was something of a surprise that late on the morning of Oct. 9 his public schedule …

From the start of the ideologically-driven push to remove School Safety Agents from Police Department supervision and place them under the Department of Education, there has been no practical reason …

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