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Politics

So much for Biden’s ‘return to normalcy’

The classified documents scandal should be the end of his presidency

By David Marcus

Politics

How have our politicians gotten so bad at lying?

George Santos is a symptom of this nation’s slipping standards

By David Marcus

Politics

Matt Gaetz is making Trump look like a fool

The former president’s success hinges on his presenting an image of confidence and control

By David Marcus

Sports

In Messi’s triumph, Maradona gets the funeral he deserved

Leo’s victory sees him crowned the new king of soccer

By David Marcus

Politics

How New Yorkers took over the Democratic Party

Their leaders must talk out of both sides of the mouth — and who’s better at that?

By David Marcus

Politics

What Trump’s dinner with antisemites tells us about 2024

By all appearances, he got rolled by a white supremacist

By David Marcus

Culture

How Formula One took America by storm

One of the world’s most popular sports has begun to get a foothold in the US

By David Marcus

Campaign 2022

Jumpy conservative media are playing into Trump’s hands

Tens of millions of Trump voters aren’t going to suddenly say, ‘I was wrong’

By David Marcus

Campaign 2022

Another blue day for red New Yorkers

Worries about crime weren’t enough to secure a win for Lee Zeldin

By David Marcus

Politics

We should be better than Paul Pelosi conspiracy theories

Voices on the right have let themselves down

By David Marcus

Campaign 2022

A Republican takes the lead in… New York?

Governor Kathy Hochul gets desperate on crime as Lee Zeldin polls ahead

By David Marcus

COVID

The last of the Covidians

How should we treat those who refuse to acknowledge the pandemic is over?

By David Marcus

Law

Tish James doesn’t care about violent crime anymore

The New York AG is too busy hunting Trump to keep her city safe

By David Marcus

Policy

How ‘right to shelter’ feeds New York’s migration problem

Mayor Eric Adams is stuck between a Texas rock and a Manhattan hard place

By David Marcus

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