Tag Archives: New York Post

How Tish James shamelessly milked the public

Public Advocate Letitia James didn’t just take $750,000 in public money that she didn’t need for her campaign this year: She spent $500,000 of it on Election Day itself — dumping money she’d otherwise have been obliged to return. Her gaming of the system is arguably worse than Mayor de Blasio’s: He at least faced Read More…

How lawsuit-friendly laws suck NY dry

Wonder why New York pays through the nose for everything from health care to construction projects to auto insurance — and taxes? A new report from the Empire Center has a one-word answer: lawsuits. State laws here “encourage a proliferation of civil suits,” notes the report’s authors, lawyers Cary Silverman and Mark Behrens. They peg Read More…

Trump administration bans CDC from using these 7 words

There will be nothing “science based” in budget documents from the nation’s top public health agency next year. That phrase was among the seven banned from official documents being prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the 2019 federal budget, according to a report. Also on the do-not-mention list: “evidence-based,” “entitlement,” and Read More…

Trump lawyer accuses Mueller of improperly obtaining transition documents

A lawyer for the Trump presidential transition team is accusing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office of inappropriately obtaining transition documents as part of its Russia probe, including confidential attorney-client communications and privileged communications. In a letter obtained by Fox News and sent to House and Senate committees on Saturday, the transition team’s attorney alleges “unlawful Read More…

Pentagon’s search for UFOs revealed

For five years, from 2007 to 2012, the Pentagon ran a $22 million program that investigated reports of UFOs. The “Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program” was the brainchild of Sen. Harry Reid, (D-Nevada) who was then the Senate majority leader, according to Politico and the New York Times, which broke the news of the program Read More…

Trump plugs Lewandowski book about campaign

President Trump issued a glowing plug Saturday for a book that painted a chaotic picture of his presidential campaign. “Congratulations to two great and hardworking guys, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, on the success of their just out book, ‘Let Trump Be Trump,’” the president tweeted at 9:52 am. “Finally people with real knowledge are Read More…

North Korean defector transferred to military hospital

The North Korean soldier, 24-year-old Oh Chong Song, was transferred to the military hospital on Friday from a trauma center at Ajou University Hospital south of Seoul, where his treatment for gunshot wounds and pre-existing conditions included two major operations. “Oh has been transferred to South Korea’s military hospital and South Korea’s intelligence services will Read More…

GOP tax bill could make your commute more expensive

WASHINGTON — Count commuters among the losers in the Republican tax bill that the House and Senate are expected to vote on next week. The final bill agreed to by Republican negotiators and released late Friday eliminates the tax incentive for private employers that subsidize their employees’ transit, parking and bicycle commuting expenses. Currently, companies Read More…

Why ‘believe all women’ just doesn’t work

First there was Harvey Weinstein, whose appalling behavior toward women was so amply documented by The New York Times and The New Yorker. The dominoes began to fall. And soon they reached into my own industry. It wasn’t just Bill O’Reilly. Now the cascading accusations were reaching deep into the heart of the mainstream media. Read More…

Andrew Cuomo tries out transparency

Within a day of our faulting him for not having held a full press conference in weeks, Gov. Cuomo faced reporters Wednesday. Nor was that his only step toward greater transparency this week: He also OK’d legislation that boosts public access to official documents and improves Albany’s ethical climate. Cuomo did get a bit testy Read More…

Nikki Haley calls out Iran’s illegal arms trade

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley just called out Iran for being a “threat to the peace and security of the entire world.” As extra, “undeniable” evidence, she pointed to a display of Iranian-made ballistic-missile parts — proof that Iran is supplying weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen. The exhibition included charts and photographs, supplied by Saudi Read More…

Morgan Spurlock’s cynical guilty plea — for what exactly?

It’s come to this. Morgan Spurlock has issued a dramatic, guilt-fueled, angst-ridden confession entitled, “I Am Part of the Problem.’’ By his own account, the filmmaker, 47, best known for the 2004 documentary take-down of the fast-food industry, “Super Size Me,’’ was extremely, horrifically and chronically naughty. Yet as he tells it, he never sexually Read More…

Trump’s mission to remake the GOP, the coming music pervnado, and other comments

GOP watch: Trump’s Mission To Remake the Republican Party American conservatives are engaged in a generational struggle, American Greatness publisher Christopher Buskirk argues in The Washingtion Post. Though depicted as “a mere clash of personalities,” with Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon “in one corner” and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the other, the “battle Read More…