Tag Archives: New York Post

Why AOC is wrong to demand a presidential ‘purity test’

When she isn’t dispensing makeup tips on Instagram, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dispenses sophomoric political maxims, most recently in her defense of “purity tests.” The stink of impurity here is upon Pete Buttigieg of Harvard and McKinsey, who had a fundraiser with some well-off people who drank a few $900 bottles of wine with some Napa…

Streaming services cut into 2019 box office profits

Not even the highest-grossing movie of all time could save Hollywood from a down year. Film studios produced numerous blockbusters in 2019, led by Disney’s superhero flick “Avengers: Endgame.” The April release, which capped a 22-film arc from Disney’s Marvel Studios, grossed $2.8 billion worldwide. That put it just ahead of the $2.79 billion generated…

ISIS’ latest horror is a reminder of the need for vigilance

The United States has been clobbering ISIS in the Middle East, but pockets remain, both there and elsewhere — and there’s just no end to the horrors. That was made painfully clear this week when a Nigerian ISIS branch released a video showing its execution of 11 Christians on Christmas Day, 10 of them beheaded….

About that Christmas present Kim Jong Un promised ….

North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un failed to deliver his “Christmas gift” — a new missile test, perhaps — by Christmas, but he may yet come through. Yet even if he does, it would be wrong to see President Trump’s dealings with him as a failure. Certainly, officials are wise to remain on alert. Kim…

The bloody toll from Baltimore, Chicago’s soft-on-crime mindset

Too many families in two of America’s most dangerous cities — Baltimore and Chicago — will spend this holiday season in hospitals and funeral homes. Last weekend, the two cities saw more than 50 people shot and eight killed. The violence included two “mass shootings,” defined as a single incident in which more than four…

This anti-gig crusade will kill our dream

Many laws have unexpected consequences, but in the case of California Assembly Bill 5, crafted to crack down against the gig economy, the harm to freelance writers could have been foreseen by a blindfolded toddler. The measure was meant to address real concerns about companies like Uber exploiting freelance labor. But dragging writers into its…

Pelosi’s never-ending game and other commentary

Impeach watch: Pelosi’s Never-Ending Game Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s delay in transmitting the articles of impeachment to the Senate “puts politics ahead of the US Constitution,” declares Peter Roff at Newsweek. Pelosi claims she wants to be assured the Senate will hold a “fair” trial, yet that’s the height of political hypocrisy, given that the House’s…

David Bauernfeind, Domino’s Pizza CFO, dead in snorkeling accident

The chief financial officer of Domino’s Pizza Group has died in a snorkeling accident, according to reports Friday. “Our Chief Financial Officer, David Bauernfeind, died in a tragic accident on Thursday, 26th December whilst on holiday with his family,” the UK-based franchise said in a brief statement, without disclosing any further details. Bauernfeind, 51, who…

Amazon faces in-depth UK probe of food delivery deal with Deliveroo

British competition regulators launched an in-depth probe Friday into Amazon’s investment in the food delivery firm Deliveroo, raising questions about the deal’s future. Amazon’s purchase of a minority stake in London-based Deliveroo warrants a deeper investigation because the companies did not outline any steps to make sure the deal won’t harm competition, the United Kingdom’s…