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The New York Times Editorial Board officially made their endorsement today for the next Mayor of New York City and it’s a very compelling endorsement: All of the candidates in the June 22 Democratic primary are concerned with the welfare of their city and have thoughtful ideas about how to...

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  • May 11, 2021

Whether it’s harassing Stormy Daniels to show their support of the previous guy or killing demonstrators, the Columbus Ohio police seem to have exceeded their authority. Skywriting seems a bit past the remit for a police agency that has three times more helicopters than the Chicago police. “The city's annual...

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  • April 17, 2021

Not sure where they took him for ice cream after his (alleged) murder spree, but they sure do seem understanding. I’m all for getting at the root causes of crime, but why do we get the kid gloves out only for white suspects, such as alleged shooter Robert Aaron Long,...

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  • March 17, 2021

A top emergency room doctor at a major Manhattan hospital died by suicide on Sunday, according to her father. Dr. Lorna M. Breen, the medical director of the emergency department at NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, died in Charlottesville, Va., where she was staying with family, her father said in an interview....

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  • April 27, 2020

The Iowa Public Health Department has made the following announcement:   Although the number of new cases of COVID-19 reported in Iowa hit a one-day high of 125, state health officials said Thursday they are beginning to see an overall flattening of the curve. With the deaths of two Linn County residents,...

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  • April 10, 2020

Guess the Trumpian Empire will not brook tough questions. Be warned! x The State Department removed NPR reporter Michele Kelemen from the press pool on ⁦@SecPompeo⁩ trip this week to Europe and Central Asia following his dustup w ⁦@NPRKelly⁩. Read statement by ⁦@shauntandon⁩, State Department Correspondents' Association president: pic.twitter.com/XksXaInNCJ —...

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  • January 27, 2020

Uh … Nada. Zip. Bupkis. The Washington Post: A Justice Department inquiry launched more than two years ago to mollify conservatives clamoring for more investigations of Hillary Clinton has effectively ended with no tangible results, and current and former law enforcement officials said they never expected the effort to produce...

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  • January 10, 2020

It really kills Donald Trump that the U.S. doesn’t have labor camps to send truculent dissenters to. If he had his way, no doubt Chelsea Clinton would be hauling Chicken McNuggets up the White House Grand Staircase 24/7 like a Sherpa, as fitting punishment for being far too smart to...

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  • December 31, 2019

This diary is in praise of the men and women I had the privilege of working with for 5 years. I was a junior foreign service officer at the State Department until I had to retire because of age (a federal law which only applies to the foreign service, not...

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  • October 30, 2019

Page 16 and 649 words. That’s how The New York Times treated the recent news that a years-long State Department investigation concluded there was no systemic or deliberate mishandling of classified information via emails sent to and from Hillary Clinton’s private server while she was secretary of state. The Times covered that...

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  • October 21, 2019

abcnews.go.com/… ABC News reports that the Inspector General of the US State Department will brief congressional staffers from a number of Senate and House committees about legal documents that appear to be related to the Ukraine, Rudolph Giuliani and the Bidens. The briefing will happen Wednesday afternoon in a secure...

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  • October 1, 2019

The title question is fairly straight-forward and of crucial importance.  I am inspired to ask this question after reading the recent Politico article:  “PRESENT AT THE DESTRUCTION: HOW REX TILLERSON IS WRECKING THE STATE DEPARTMENT- I worked in Foggy Bottom for 6 years. I’ve never seen anything like this.”   Many...

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  • July 1, 2017
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