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National Columnists

Biden sets everything on fire

Joe Biden is the luckiest man to ever assume the presidency. He succeeded an unpopular figure. He was inaugurated just two weeks after the dramatic storming of the U.S. Capitol by extremist Donald Trump supporters seeking to stop the certification of the 2020 election, which was also the ...

Team Biden’s rigid control of the press

Everyone knew instinctively that the Biden White House would get enormous cooperation and positive media coverage from the “news” media, given that it follows the alleged democracy-darkening Donald Trump days. But Team Biden’s control of the narrative can look more like a ...

Who could possibly oppose universal pre-K?

ubsidized day care and universal pre-K are goals that sound so wholesome only a ghoul could oppose them. Especially in an era when Democrats and Republicans have achieved consensus that money grows on trees, who could possibly object to spending a few hundred billion or so, as Biden has ...

Go, Jenner, go

Caitlyn Jenner has announced that she is running for governor of California, to replace the unpopular Gavin Newsom, whose recall will be on the state ballot this fall. Her first campaign commercial dropped earlier this week, and it’s really something. Jenner appeals to Californians’ best ...

Has the backlash arrived for police-bashing?

Within hours of Saturday’s shooting in Times Square where three bystanders, including a 4-year-old girl, were wounded, the two leading candidates to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio were on-site. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a retired captain of the NYPD, and Andrew Yang, who ...

Know a victim of domestic abuse? Here’s how to help them

Domestic abuse is a terrible cycle. Victim advocates say it takes an average of seven events before the injured person tries to leave an abusive situation for good. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence estimates nearly 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner in the ...