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Actually, we can’t afford not to build the Wall

President Trump launched another battle for border security on Monday, calling for $8.6 billion in funding for the Wall in his proposed federal budget for next year. Predictably, top Democrats came out swinging, bashing a border wall as “expensive and ineffective.” Truth is, the Democrats...

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Will Democrats follow their new stars into 2020 defeat?

Here’s the signal question facing the Democrats in Washington: Does the ­Superstar Leftist Trio in Congress — Alexandria and the Supremes — truly represent the views of the party’s voters as 2020 approaches? If they do, then the decision to capitulate last week to Rep. ­Ilhan Omar and back...

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Why de Blasio’s presidential roadshow is such a laugh

This weekend, Mayor Bill de Blasio will travel to New Hampshire, the latest stop on his presidential-flirtation tour. Last month, he took a similar swing through Iowa, another presidential-primary state, to test the waters of ­national politics. Someone should remind him that a prerequisite of any...

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A shocking shakeup at the Southern Poverty Law Center

Morris Dees was just ousted from the Southern Poverty Law Center, an outfit he founded and controlled for decades. Count us as hopeful this means the SPLC will return to its roots as a true force for civil rights rather than an outfit that seems to mint money in the name of fighting hate. The...

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Britain’s Brexit blues

Perhaps nothing better captures the utter confusion surrounding Brexit than Thursday’s vote by Parliament to try to delay the UK’s scheduled March 29 departure from the European Union. The day before, the House of Commons voted its disapproval of a “hard” Brexit — a fast, clean break. Yet...

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Getting practical about climate change

The plan Mayor Bill de Blasio rolled out Thursday to protect Lower Manhattan from climate change and major storms offers a stark lesson in reality vs. fantasy. De Blasio will use $500 million to beef up the downtown waterfront, stretching from Battery Park City on the West Side, around Manhattan’s...

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There’s no reason for a Beto 2020 run and other commentary

From the left: Beto 2020 Has No Reason to Exist Beto O’Rourke “would seem to have much of what he needs” — political ­celebrity, a devoted base of fans and a network of small donors — “to mount a serious run” for president, notes Slate’s Josh Voorhees. He’s “just missing one...

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