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The real impact of Tillerson’s ouster and other comments.

Security desk: The Real Impact of Tillerson’s Ouster For all its apparent abruptness, says Bloomberg’s Eli Lake, President Trump’s firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “was a long time coming” because “they just disagreed on too much.” That’s especially true on Iran, where successor Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director, “argued against certifying Iranian...
Time: 16:21     Date: 13.03.2018
Last US News - Opinion: The real impact of Tillerson’s ouster and other comments. NY Post 24 - US News

For all its apparent abruptness, says Bloomberg’s Eli Lake, President Trump’s firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “was a long time coming” because “they just disagreed on too much.” That’s especially true on Iran, where successor Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director, “argued against certifying Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal while Tillerson made the case for not rocking the boat.” Indeed, even as a congressman, Pompeo “worked tirelessly” to warn European bankers and CEOs that “investing in Iran was not as safe as they were hearing” from then-Secretary of State John Kerry. Pompeto has also “taken a harder line than Trump himself on Russia.” Most significantly, unlike Tillerson, Pompeo has praised Trump’s “real achievements” on North Korea.

Numbers cruncher: NY, NJ Face Gateway to Chaos

Local officials are up in arms over President Trump’s growing doubts about federal funding for the Gateway tunnel link between New York and New Jersey. That’s typical “of the uncompromising, extravagant approach” those two states take toward government, says City Journal’s Steven Malanga. Fact is, local officials “haven’t bothered to consider less expensive ways to improve rail access into New York City. Nor have they been willing to acknowledge their flagrant overspending and embrace reforms to cut costs.” Instead, they’ve simply “handed the federal government a huge bill” and then “shrieked in disapproval” when Washington balks “at funding their grand designs.” Bottom line: If the region’s transportation network is as vital as local officials say, why have they “let it be used as a giant cash machine for well-connected political interests?”

Libertarian: Anti-Opioid Battle Is a War on Patients

Non-medical drug users who’ve been accessing fentanyl and heroin in the underground market “are not the only victims in the opioid crisis,” contends Jeffrey Singer at the Cato at Liberty blog. In fact, “many patients for whom prescriptions opioids are the only relief from a life sentence of torturing pain are also victims,” because policymakers are working off the “misguided and simplistic notion” that “cutting back on doctors prescribing opioids is the key to reducing overdose deaths.” Indeed, studies show that the Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs now in use in all 50 states have failed to reduce the opioid overdose rate “and may be contributing to its increase by driving desperate pain patients to the dangers that await them in the black market.” Political scribe: Is Guv or Mayor the Bigger Disaster?

There’s nothing new about a New York City mayor feuding with the state’s governor, observes the Staten Island Advance’s Tom Wrobleski. But the animus between Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo these days “is truly a cut above” and looks like “two guys grappling with each other while falling down an elevator shaft.” The mayor has big problems with NYCHA and the homeless — an “especially bad look for de Blasio, seeing as he paints himself as a champion of the poor and the downtrodden.” Meanwhile, Cuomo is grappling with the city’s subways, even as he tries to hone in on de Blasio’s NYCHA turf, because “it’s easy to talk big about something when it’s not actually your responsibility.” Says Wrobleski: “”Cuomo and de Blasio actually deserve each other,” though New Yorkers “deserve better.” From the left: First Lady Shouldn’t Get a Paycheck

Mayor de Blasio probably thought “he was raising consciousness” when he complained that his wife, Chirlane McCray, can’t collect a paycheck as first lady. But mostly “he raised eyebrows, sky high,” observes The New York Times’ Clyde Haberman. That’s because of something called nepotism, which is “clearly outlawed under the City Charter, New York’s equivalent of a constitution.” This, even though McCray “tends to share center stage when her husband has something of consequence to announce.” But let anyone question her role and de Blasio dismisses that as “ignorant” and “sexism.” Says Haberman: “The possibility that many in the city are turned off by his broad streak of sanctimony seems to elude him.”

— Compiled by Eric Fettmann

Opinion

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Opinion

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Why the American immigration system is broken — and how to fix it.
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Living

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The best books of the week.
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Top food researcher resigns after his work gets retracted.
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Business

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State unemployment regulations leave New Yorkers struggling.
Dear John: Until recently, I was unemployed and as a white college-educated female in my 50s, I would gladly have worked...
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Metro

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Sport

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