De Blasio blames everyone but himself for Rikers Island debacle

Friday, The Post ran exclusive photos from inside Rikers Island’s Otis Bantum jailhouse over the summer. They are horrific: dozens of men lying head-to-foot on the floor. Inmates napping near open toilets. Visiting the jail in September, Mayor de Blasio opted not to go in. Still, he said, “the whole thing upsets me.” 
Why? The overcrowding was planned. 
When confronted with Rikers, the mayor blames everyone and everything but himself. He blames his predecessors. “When I came into office, there were immense problems here,” he said last month.

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The French Dispatch is peak Wes Anderson. I wish I loved it.

The French Dispatch takes place in the fictional town of Ennui-sur-Blasé, France — the name of which, to my chagrin, neatly matches my feelings about the movie. Wes Anderson’s latest (full title: The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun) is not bad, per se. It’s just that the eponymous listlessness and indifference is, for me, its entire emotional effect.
Part of the trouble with Wes Anderson is that I know he’s making movies specifically for me, an occasionally pretentious dreamer with francophile tendencies and a fetish for printed magazines.

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The French Dispatch is peak Wes Anderson. I wish I loved it.

The French Dispatch takes place in the fictional town of Ennui-sur-Blasé, France — the name of which, to my chagrin, neatly matches my feelings about the movie. Wes Anderson’s latest (full title: The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun) is not bad, per se. It’s just that the eponymous listlessness and indifference is, for me, its entire emotional effect.
Part of the trouble with Wes Anderson is that I know he’s making movies specifically for me, an occasionally pretentious dreamer with francophile tendencies and a fetish for printed magazines.

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The French Dispatch is peak Wes Anderson. I wish I loved it.

The French Dispatch takes place in the fictional town of Ennui-sur-Blasé, France — the name of which, to my chagrin, neatly matches my feelings about the movie. Wes Anderson’s latest (full title: The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun) is not bad, per se. It’s just that the eponymous listlessness and indifference is, for me, its entire emotional effect.
Part of the trouble with Wes Anderson is that I know he’s making movies specifically for me, an occasionally pretentious dreamer with francophile tendencies and a fetish for printed magazines.

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How Democrats Could Hide $2 Trillion in New Spending With Budget Gimmicks

It now seems fairly certain unlikely that President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” will make it through the U.S. Senate as a $3.5 trillion spending plan.
Instead, the final version of the bill will probably have a topline spending figure of less than $2 trillion. Even Biden is now admitting as much. But it could have up to $2 trillion in additional, hidden costs, too—thanks to at least two potential changes that one budget watchdog group calls “blatant” gimmicks involving the expanded child tax credit and the Affordable Care Act.

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How Democrats Could Hide $2 Trillion in New Spending With Budget Gimmicks

It now seems fairly certain unlikely that President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” will make it through the U.S. Senate as a $3.5 trillion spending plan.
Instead, the final version of the bill will probably have a topline spending figure of less than $2 trillion. Even Biden is now admitting as much. But it could have up to $2 trillion in additional, hidden costs, too—thanks to at least two potential changes that one budget watchdog group calls “blatant” gimmicks involving the expanded child tax credit and the Affordable Care Act.

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How Democrats Could Hide $2 Trillion in New Spending With Budget Gimmicks

It now seems fairly certain unlikely that President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” will make it through the U.S. Senate as a $3.5 trillion spending plan.
Instead, the final version of the bill will probably have a topline spending figure of less than $2 trillion. Even Biden is now admitting as much. But it could have up to $2 trillion in additional, hidden costs, too—thanks to at least two potential changes that one budget watchdog group calls “blatant” gimmicks involving the expanded child tax credit and the Affordable Care Act.

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The fate of the planet will be negotiated in Glasgow

Almost every country in the world signed the 2015 Paris climate agreement, a monumental accord that aimed to limit global warming. But it was forged on a contradiction: Every signatory agreed that everyone must do something to address the urgent threat of climate change, but no one at the time pledged to do enough.
In the years since the agreement, the emissions that trap heat in Earth’s atmosphere have continued to rise.

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A reluctant warrior? An examination of Gen. Colin Powell’s bloody legacy from Iraq to Latin America

We look at the life and legacy of Colin Powell, who is best known for giving false testimony to the U.N. Security Council in 2003 about nonexistent weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, paving the way for the U.S. invasion and occupation that would kill over 1 million Iraqis. Powell, who was the first Black secretary of state, the first Black and youngest chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first Black national security adviser, died on Monday due to blood cancer and Parkinson’s disease that left him vulnerable to infection from COVID-19. Tributes poured in from top U.S.

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Rand Paul was right — Anthony Fauci is a liar

Dr. Anthony Fauci is a damned liar.
Don’t take my word for it. Take the word of the National Institutes of Health, which revealed this week the U.S. nongovernmental group EcoHealth Alliance violated its reporting rules while conducting bat coronavirus research in collaboration with the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
In short, a federally funded nonprofit organization conducted gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

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