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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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The stunning evidence of Harvard’s racism.
Harvard University records unveiled Friday show the school engages in blatant, egregious racism in the name of diversity....
Last US News - Opinion: Keep breaking the Albany logjams. NY Post 24 - US News
Keep breaking the Albany logjams.
As state lawmakers get set to wrap up for the year, some logjams are starting to break. Let’s hope the trend continues....

Opinion

Last US News - Opinion: Watergate prosecutor says Mueller should wrap up now and other commentary. NY Post 24 - US News
Watergate prosecutor says Mueller should wrap up now and other commentary.
Historian: To Stop Trump, Dems Need the Senate Democrats increasingly are focused on regaining control of the House. But...
Last US News - Opinion: Trump’s trade policy, IG report leads to stock market jitters. NY Post 24 - US News
Trump’s trade policy, IG report leads to stock market jitters.
What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas — but what happens in Washington goes around the world in a blink of an eye. US...
Last US News - Opinion: The stunning evidence of Harvard’s racism. NY Post 24 - US News
The stunning evidence of Harvard’s racism.
Harvard University records unveiled Friday show the school engages in blatant, egregious racism in the name of diversity....
Last US News - Opinion: Keep breaking the Albany logjams. NY Post 24 - US News
Keep breaking the Albany logjams.
As state lawmakers get set to wrap up for the year, some logjams are starting to break. Let’s hope the trend continues....
Last US News - Opinion: Stop breaking up families at the border. NY Post 24 - US News
Stop breaking up families at the border.
House Speaker Paul Ryan says he wants to stop the mass separation of children from their families along the border, but his...

Living

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Restaurant’s all-you-can-eat membership backfires big-time.
A hot pot restaurant in China had to close after going nearly $80,000 into debt two weeks into a monthlong all-you-can-eat...
US Living News: Going gluten-free linked to unhealthy weight loss behaviors. NY Post 24 - US News
Going gluten-free linked to unhealthy weight loss behaviors.
Gluten-free eating has a dark side. A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota found that young adults...
US Living News: How to keep your cool when your job drives you insane. NY Post 24 - US News
How to keep your cool when your job drives you insane.
Work on your anger. That’s what most Americans are doing, anyway: More than half (52 percent) of employees said they’ve...
US Living News: Millennials are uniformly bad tippers. NY Post 24 - US News
Millennials are uniformly bad tippers.
Hot tip for millennials: Tip your waitstaff. Millennials are cheapskates compared to other generations, a new CreditCards.com...
US Living News: Animal rescuers race to end China’s annual dog meat festival. NY Post 24 - US News
Animal rescuers race to end China’s annual dog meat festival.
The ninth annual ten-day Yulin Lychee and Dog Meat festival in China’s Yulin, Guangxi, is slated to begin on June 21, sending...
US Living News: Dogs vs. Cats: Scientists finally reveal which is smarter. NY Post 24 - US News
Dogs vs. Cats: Scientists finally reveal which is smarter.
A dog’s bark is only a ruff means of communication. Instead, we should be looking at its wiggles and squirms. Jumping...
US Living News: Philanthropy is the latest sign that the rich are getting richer. NY Post 24 - US News
Philanthropy is the latest sign that the rich are getting richer.
The US cleared a generous milestone in 2017, with Americans donating a record amount to charity. But the numbers are also...
US Living News: 1,000-year-old Arabic amulet discovered in Jerusalem. NY Post 24 - US News
1,000-year-old Arabic amulet discovered in Jerusalem.
Archaeologists in Israel have unearthed an extremely rare ancient clay amulet with a blessing in Arabic. The clay artifact,...

Business

Last US Business News: AT&T basically now owns everything except your soul. NY Post 24 - US News
AT&T basically now owns everything except your soul.
Earlier this week, a judge decided the fate of the AT&T-Time Warner deal, and the result was a big thumbs-up in the general...
Last US Business News: Bank of International Settlements says Bitcoin is not a trustworthy currency. NY Post 24 - US News
Bank of International Settlements says Bitcoin is not a trustworthy currency.
Bitcoin doesn’t cut it as a currency. The problem with the cryptocurrency and its brethren is that they are not scalable...
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This is how Trump’s corporate tax cut is backfiring.
The corporate tax cut passed by President Trump and fellow Republicans that was in part designed to help dissuade US companies...
Last US Business News: Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case. NY Post 24 - US News
Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case.
BERLIN — German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen’s Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as...
Last US Business News: Bill Gross got revenge on ex-wife with fart spray: court papers. NY Post 24 - US News
Bill Gross got revenge on ex-wife with fart spray: court papers.
The bitter divorce battle between billionaire bond king Bill Gross and his ex-wife is beginning to stink — like vomit,...
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These French bosses may be the world’s worst.
Talk about your bad bosses. The former head of France Telecom and six of his executives must stand trial over their alleged...
Last US Business News: Subway hires Bain to help with sales slump. NY Post 24 - US News
Subway hires Bain to help with sales slump.
Subway, the struggling family-owned sandwich chain, has hired consultant Bain & Company to professionalize operations...
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An absurd suggestion on how to fund Trump’s border wall.
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Metro

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Suspect in fatal Belmont Park stabbing was in US illegally: cops.
The man who allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend while she was caring for a racehorse at Belmont Park was in the country illegally,...
Metro News: City education department lets bullies run wild, comptroller says. NY Post 24 - US News
City education department lets bullies run wild, comptroller says.
Bullies are running rampant in city schools – and the Department of Education isn’t doing enough to stop them,...
Metro News: One of NYPD’s first black commanding officers dies. NY Post 24 - US News
One of NYPD’s first black commanding officers dies.
One of the NYPD’s first black commanding officers has died and will be laid to rest Tuesday in The Bronx. Albert Dandridge,...
Metro News: NYPD commissioner joins push to add cameras near schools. NY Post 24 - US News
NYPD commissioner joins push to add cameras near schools.
NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill joined local politicians and school officials Monday to demand that Albany push through...
Metro News: ‘Grid Kid’ murder suspect’s lawyers claim prosecutors framed him. NY Post 24 - US News
‘Grid Kid’ murder suspect’s lawyers claim prosecutors framed him.
Attorneys for a Brooklyn man facing retrial for the 15-year-old murder of a college football player say they’ve unearthed...
Metro News: Quincy Enunwa, Dan Churchill to attend Muscular Dystrophy Association gala. NY Post 24 - US News
Quincy Enunwa, Dan Churchill to attend Muscular Dystrophy Association gala.
Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa and celebrity chef Dan Churchill will be on hand at a Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraising...
Metro News: Cyclist dies after fall from bike bath on Manhattan Bridge. NY Post 24 - US News
Cyclist dies after fall from bike bath on Manhattan Bridge.
A cyclist died when he fell and hit his head on a support beam on the Manhattan Bridge, police said Monday. Phillip Ginsberg,...
Metro News: NY’s top health official wants to legalize marijuana. NY Post 24 - US News
NY’s top health official wants to legalize marijuana.
Another barrier to legal pot just went up in smoke. The state’s top health official said Monday that he’s going...

Sport

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We are all Phil Mickelson.
Some people might say that the best feeling in golf is watching the long, high arc of a crisply stuck drive heading toward...
Last US Sport News: Clyde Frazier touts Porzingis, makes Knicks draft request. NY Post 24 - US News
Clyde Frazier touts Porzingis, makes Knicks draft request.
Walt Frazier joined forces with probable No. 1 Deandre Ayton Monday at a pop-up shop across the street from Barclays Center...
Last US Sport News: FIFA investigates Mexican fans after homophobic slurs. NY Post 24 - US News
FIFA investigates Mexican fans after homophobic slurs.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after its fans used an anti-gay slur during...
Last US Sport News: There are ‘problems’ between two of the Timberwolves’ stars. NY Post 24 - US News
There are ‘problems’ between two of the Timberwolves’ stars.
Despite posting 47 wins this season and reaching the postseason for the first time since 2004, it appears there is tension...
Last US Sport News: Capitals’ Stanley Cup coach resigns in intriguing move for Isles. NY Post 24 - US News
Capitals’ Stanley Cup coach resigns in intriguing move for Isles.
Lou Lamoriello said earlier this month he would get “the best coach available.” Barry Trotz is available. After...