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Andrew Cuomo’s deadly lie

WASHINGTON — The people who hand out Emmy Awards should ask New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to return the one they gave him. Cuomo received an Emmy for what they called his “masterful” COVID-19 press briefings. The media lauded those performances, extolling his honesty and transparency. ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2021. There are 317 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Feb. 17, 1815, the United States and Britain exchanged the instruments of ratification for the Treaty of Ghent, ending the ...

Socialism never works

NEW YORK — Last week, I reported on two myths about socialism. My new video covers three more. Myth No. 3: Socialism works if it’s “democratic.” As the Democratic Socialists of America put it, “Society should be run democratically — to meet public needs, not to make profits for ...

A mind of winter

WASHINGTON — It was around 8 o’clock on a recent Monday night, and my husband was yelling at the neighbors. “Jackie! Kate! Jackie! Kate!” “Honey, they can’t hear you.” “The lights are on.” “Yes,” I agreed. “Because it’s only 8 o’clock, and they aren’t 90. ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2021. There are 321 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Feb. 13, 2016, Justice Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the U.S. Supreme Court, ...

Hypocrisy on deficits and national debt

WASHINGTON — On April 1, 2018, when Thad Cochran retired after 40 years as a U.S. senator from Mississippi, he made history; Cochran was the last Republican in Congress to have ever voted to increase federal taxes. He had done so on Dec. 19, 1990, when Republican President George H.W. Bush, ...