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A year into Mueller probe we still know nothing, dying for photo-ops in Gaza and other comments.

Conservative: A Year Later, We Still Know Nothing Special counsel Robert Mueller began his Trump-Russia investigation (initiated in 2016 by the FBI) a year ago Thursday. Yet, notes Byron York at the Washington Examiner, “we still don’t know what’s going on.” By which he means whether there’s evidence the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow or...
Time: 15:44     Date: 15.05.2018
Last US News - Opinion: A year into Mueller probe we still know nothing, dying for photo-ops in Gaza and other comments. NY Post 24 - US News

Special counsel Robert Mueller began his Trump-Russia investigation (initiated in 2016 by the FBI) a year ago Thursday. Yet, notes Byron York at the Washington Examiner, “we still don’t know what’s going on.” By which he means whether there’s evidence the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow or even whether the president obstructed justice. Indeed, “Mueller is so secretive that his lawyers hesitate to reveal, even to federal judges, what the investigation is about.” But for all the indictments he’s brought, “no one has been charged or pleaded guilty to any crime that involved collusion or conspiracy.” The only certain thing in Mueller’s investigation “is that the sooner it is over, the better — for both sides.” Foreign desk: Dying for a Photo-Op in Gaza

The failure of two recent wars with Israel is what led Hamas to launch a series of human wave attacks, including terrorists with explosives, aimed at overrunning the Gaza-Israel border, notes Tablet’s Liel Leibovitz. Yet “the outcome of these attacks was clear: Hamas would lose.” On Monday, though, “Hamas won anyway,” thanks to Western news media — which, in exchange for “precious images” of dead Palestinians juxtaposed with those of Donald Trump and his family, were “more than happy to erase the facts” that these attacks have been going on for weeks and that Hamas “is an evil, anti-Semitic, misogynist, homophobic, theocratic cult.” Fact is, “news organizations are knowingly partnering with Hamas, and gladly whitewashing the crimes of a ghoulish leadership, in return for pictures that they want as much as Hamas does.” Culture critic: Comedians Just Aren’t Funny Anymore

Back when Alec Baldwin began impersonating Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, “everyone oohed and aahed over him,” recalls Jim Treacher at PJ Media. But now that the novelty has worn off, “even some of our friends on the left are starting to notice” that it doesn’t work anymore. Then again, he says, “it doesn’t have to work. It just has to make Trump and his supporters angry.” And that’s the problem with comedy nowadays: It “used to be about making people laugh. Now it’s about trolling people you don’t like, and reminding the people you do like that you still belong to the tribe.” Trump hasn’t killed comedy, but “he’s driving all the humorists to mass suicide.” And the audience applauds, “because they’re hearing what they want to hear.”

Security writer: Trump Needs NoKo Human-Rights Deal

The Trump administration says Kim Jong-un “actually wants to modernize” North Korean society and Washington is prepared to offer US “know-how, knowledge and entrepreneurs” to help “create a robust economy,” reports Bloomberg’s Eli Lake. That “really is new,” he says, and it’s “worth calling Kim’s bluff and testing that commitment.” But to do so, President Trump needs a human-rights agreement as well as a nuclear one: “Real economic development requires a baseline of political freedom — the two go hand in hand.” There’s ample precedent: the 1975 Helsinki Accords with the then-Soviet Union. And though Kim’s family has a history of breaking promises, “so did the Soviet Union.” If “a Helsinki process worked for the dissidents behind the Iron Curtain, it can work for the dissidents in the Hermit Kingdom.” Education activist: Teachers Aren’t Victims Larry Sand at City Journal takes issue with a recent op-ed in which American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten defends teacher walkouts “by sketching a familiar hero-villain scenario.” Because “while teachers in some cases are underpaid,” Sand observes, the actual data suggest they’re paid “much better than commonly acknowledged” — a nationwide average for public-school teachers of $58,950, or $87,854 including benefits. Yet despite the fact that there are more teachers than ever before, “students’ academic achievement has stagnated or fallen.” One reason why: “Lavish teacher pensions are eating up money that should be spent on students.” Meaning “ teachers including bad teachers — have a powerful incentive to stay on in their jobs, since they automatically earn more just by showing up each fall, regardless of how effective they are.” — Compiled by Eric Fettmann

Opinion

Last US News - Opinion: A President Clinton would have made things much worse. NY Post 24 - US News
A President Clinton would have made things much worse.
To put the roller-coaster presidency of Donald Trump in perspective, it helps on occasion to imagine that Hillary Clinton...
Last US News - Opinion: Mario Cuomo’s lesson for Bill de Blasio. NY Post 24 - US News
Mario Cuomo’s lesson for Bill de Blasio.
It’s no secret that Mayor de Blasio hates the New York Post with a passion that is pretty much all-consuming. OK, so he...
Last US News - Opinion: What’s really blocking opportunity in NYC schools. NY Post 24 - US News
What’s really blocking opportunity in NYC schools.
New schools Chancellor Richard Carranza had quite the week, first signaling his desire to dump the single-test admissions...
Last US News - Opinion: PC police won’t let us use these words anymore. NY Post 24 - US News
PC police won’t let us use these words anymore.
On a crowded elevator in San Francisco in April, Richard Ned Lebow was asked what floor he wanted. The 76-year-old professor...

Opinion

Last US News - Opinion: A President Clinton would have made things much worse. NY Post 24 - US News
A President Clinton would have made things much worse.
To put the roller-coaster presidency of Donald Trump in perspective, it helps on occasion to imagine that Hillary Clinton...
Last US News - Opinion: Mario Cuomo’s lesson for Bill de Blasio. NY Post 24 - US News
Mario Cuomo’s lesson for Bill de Blasio.
It’s no secret that Mayor de Blasio hates the New York Post with a passion that is pretty much all-consuming. OK, so he...
Last US News - Opinion: What’s really blocking opportunity in NYC schools. NY Post 24 - US News
What’s really blocking opportunity in NYC schools.
New schools Chancellor Richard Carranza had quite the week, first signaling his desire to dump the single-test admissions...
Last US News - Opinion: PC police won’t let us use these words anymore. NY Post 24 - US News
PC police won’t let us use these words anymore.
On a crowded elevator in San Francisco in April, Richard Ned Lebow was asked what floor he wanted. The 76-year-old professor...
Last US News - Opinion: Why GPS will never make the road atlas obsolete. NY Post 24 - US News
Why GPS will never make the road atlas obsolete.
Peter Dalbis has been alive for 76 years, and at least 50 of those were spent following directions in Rand McNally road atlases....

Living

US Living News: I accidentally threw away $60M worth of Bitcoin. NY Post 24 - US News
I accidentally threw away $60M worth of Bitcoin.
After Matthew Mellon, scion of the Mellon banking fortune, died on April 16 of a drug-related heart attack in Mexico, his...
US Living News: PC police won’t let us use these words anymore. NY Post 24 - US News
PC police won’t let us use these words anymore.
On a crowded elevator in San Francisco in April, Richard Ned Lebow was asked what floor he wanted. The 76-year-old professor...
US Living News: Why GPS will never make the road atlas obsolete. NY Post 24 - US News
Why GPS will never make the road atlas obsolete.
Peter Dalbis has been alive for 76 years, and at least 50 of those were spent following directions in Rand McNally road atlases....
US Living News: Deadbeat son is a sign of America’s failure to raise boys. NY Post 24 - US News
Deadbeat son is a sign of America’s failure to raise boys.
Last week, a judge in New York ruled that a 30-year-old man must move out of his childhood home on June 1 after his parents...
US Living News: The 20 best reads for your summer break. NY Post 24 - US News
The 20 best reads for your summer break.
Looking for a book to take you away this summer? Grab one of these beauties and let your imagination run wild. How Hard Can...
US Living News: How I learned to love my online trolls. NY Post 24 - US News
How I learned to love my online trolls.
I don’t want to brag, but I have an especially strong following of Internet trolls. And this isn’t just anecdotal: Someone...
US Living News: Tiny cottage on the market for nearly $1M. NY Post 24 - US News
Tiny cottage on the market for nearly $1M.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. – A 595-square-foot Southern California cottage with one bedroom and one bathroom is on the market...
US Living News: Jon Bon Jovi and son debut new line of rosé, Hampton Water. NY Post 24 - US News
Jon Bon Jovi and son debut new line of rosé, Hampton Water.
From banging through the final leg of Bon Jovi’s “This House Is Not for Sale” Tour to finally getting inducted into...

Business

Last US Business News: Reed Hastings and the Obamas are making bank with Netflix deal. NY Post 24 - US News
Reed Hastings and the Obamas are making bank with Netflix deal.
Reed Hastings, the founder, chairman and CEO of Netflix, had quite a run last week. The darling of streaming saw his company...
Last US Business News: Credit card rewards may stop existing soon. NY Post 24 - US News
Credit card rewards may stop existing soon.
The days of credit card users getting just about anything and everything in rewards are over, as issuers gird for choppy...
Last US Business News: Casual attire can hurt business productivity: book. NY Post 24 - US News
Casual attire can hurt business productivity: book.
As Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, many offices now will allow casual attire on more than...
Last US Business News: Readers sick of dealing with neighbor from hell. NY Post 24 - US News
Readers sick of dealing with neighbor from hell.
Dear John: I’ve been reading about things you’ve done in the past. Maybe you could help me with a serious situation soon....
Last US Business News: Tax refunds aren’t enough to improve the economy. NY Post 24 - US News
Tax refunds aren’t enough to improve the economy.
Dear John: Mick Mulvaney, head of the Office of Management and Budget, is being optimistic about the future growth of the...
Last US Business News: Blade isn’t leaving East Hampton after all. NY Post 24 - US News
Blade isn’t leaving East Hampton after all.
Blade — the Uber-like helicopter service to the East End — had to endure blaring headlines this spring that it lost its...
Last US Business News: Ex-Xerox CEO caves to pressure, gives up $18M golden parachute. NY Post 24 - US News
Ex-Xerox CEO caves to pressure, gives up $18M golden parachute.
Xerox’s former boss gave up an $18 million golden parachute this month as he caved to pressure from billionaire Carl Icahn,...
Last US Business News: Trump administration reaches deal to save Chinese giant ZTE. NY Post 24 - US News
Trump administration reaches deal to save Chinese giant ZTE.
The Trump administration has told Congress that it’s reached a deal on Friday that would allow Chinese telecommunications...

Metro

Metro News: Whale carcass washes ashore on Fire Island beach. NY Post 24 - US News
Whale carcass washes ashore on Fire Island beach.
A whale carcass washed up on the beach in Fire Island Sunday morning, photos posted online show. Images posted to Instagram...
Metro News: Harlem man dies in police custody: NYPD. NY Post 24 - US News
Harlem man dies in police custody: NYPD.
An emotionally disturbed man died while in police and EMS custody early Sunday morning, authorities said. The 39-year-old’s...
Metro News: Woman struck by alleged drunk driver in Montauk. NY Post 24 - US News
Woman struck by alleged drunk driver in Montauk.
A Manhattan woman was struck by a drunk driver in Montauk over Memorial Day weekend, according to a report. The 26-year-old...
Metro News: Owner’s excuse for leaving dogs in hot car: I was drunk. NY Post 24 - US News
Owner’s excuse for leaving dogs in hot car: I was drunk.
The Staten Island man who left his two dogs trapped inside a stifling hot car in Brooklyn allegedly told police he was drunk...
Metro News: Karate instructor busted for sexually abusing girls. NY Post 24 - US News
Karate instructor busted for sexually abusing girls.
A Manhattan karate instructor was busted for sexually abusing — and photographing — five young girls in his Inwood...
Metro News: Woman shot while leaving Brooklyn nightclub: cops. NY Post 24 - US News
Woman shot while leaving Brooklyn nightclub: cops.
A woman was shot twice leaving a Brooklyn nightclub early Sunday morning, police said. The 32-year-old was leaving El Gran...
Metro News: School behind silent tribute for Gaza victims gets death threat. NY Post 24 - US News
School behind silent tribute for Gaza victims gets death threat.
A moment of silence at the Beacon School for those killed in Gaza continues to reverberate. William Stroud, the assistant...
Metro News: NYPD rescues kayakers stranded in Jamaica Bay. NY Post 24 - US News
NYPD rescues kayakers stranded in Jamaica Bay.
In a dramatic rescue, cops used an NYPD helicopter to scoop up two people who had tipped out of their kayaks in Jamaica Bay...

Sport

Last US Sport News: Mickey Callaway has backed up his talk but now must build on it. NY Post 24 - US News
Mickey Callaway has backed up his talk but now must build on it.
Just forty-nine games into his professional managerial career, Mickey Callaway has re-taught us two valuable lessons: 1)...
Last US Sport News: Danica Patrick crashes out of Indy 500 in final race of career. NY Post 24 - US News
Danica Patrick crashes out of Indy 500 in final race of career.
Danica Patrick’s racing career has ended with a crash in Turn 2 of the Indianapolis 500. Patrick lost control of the...
Last US Sport News: Venus Williams flames out in first round of French Open. NY Post 24 - US News
Venus Williams flames out in first round of French Open.
Venus Williams is out of the French Open on opening day. The 2002 runner-up and ninth-seeded American lost 6-4, 7-5 to Wang...
Last US Sport News: Bottom fell out for Yankees after one bad Aaron Boone decision. NY Post 24 - US News
Bottom fell out for Yankees after one bad Aaron Boone decision.
Well , that was weird. Oh, sure, Sonny Gray stunk again Saturday night, failing to get out of the fourth inning in the Yankees’...
Last US Sport News: Brian Cashman: Jacoby Ellsbury has been legitimately hurt. NY Post 24 - US News
Brian Cashman: Jacoby Ellsbury has been legitimately hurt.
Jacoby Ellsbury is battling a back injury and isn’t doing any baseball activities, general manager Brian Cashman said....