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Since his passing, Colin Powell has been lauded as a statesman, patriot, and trailblazer for Black Americans. As a journalist, I saw another dimension to him: He was a model official in his respect for the First Amendment, and the information he provided to reporters, much of it on the record. You would never hear him deploring “fake news,” even when the reporter got something wrong. Colin saw briefing the press as one of his responsibilities, and he never misled us intentionally.
In my first face-to-face meeting with Gen.

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More Post endorsements for NYC elections, 2021

New York’s resurgence is on the line as voters cast ballots in this year’s city elections. Returning to normalcy requires the Eric Adams agenda: turning crime around, resolving the homeless crisis, improving schools and restoring business confidence. The next mayor will need all the allies he can get across local government.
Early voting in the five boroughs began Saturday and runs through Sunday, Oct. 31 (hours vary each day). The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 2, when polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.

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More Post endorsements for NYC elections, 2021

New York’s resurgence is on the line as voters cast ballots in this year’s city elections. Returning to normalcy requires the Eric Adams agenda: turning crime around, resolving the homeless crisis, improving schools and restoring business confidence. The next mayor will need all the allies he can get across local government.
Early voting in the five boroughs began Saturday and runs through Sunday, Oct. 31 (hours vary each day). The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 2, when polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.

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Colin Powell and ‘Guernica’

WASHINGTON — If we could unlock the puzzle of Colin Powell, maybe we could understand why America cracked up.
General Powell was the best America had to offer. He was the son of Jamaican immigrants in the South Bronx who became a hero in Vietnam and then the first African American secretary of state.
He was smart and charismatic, with an easy laugh and a Corvette Stingray. At Washington parties, even ones where Jack Nicholson dropped in, people gravitated toward Powell.

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Christopher Rodriguez: Biden, Democrats don’t speak for Hispanics. Trust me – I am one

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One thing I celebrated this past Hispanic Heritage Month? Democrats no longer have a monopoly on the Hispanic community.   
As a Hispanic small-business owner, a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran, and now a Republican candidate for Congress, I’m not just in touch with the working-class Hispanic voters who the elites in the Democrat Party pretend to speak for – I am one.

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Christopher Rodriguez: Biden, Democrats don’t speak for Hispanics. Trust me – I am one

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!
One thing I celebrated this past Hispanic Heritage Month? Democrats no longer have a monopoly on the Hispanic community.   
As a Hispanic small-business owner, a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran, and now a Republican candidate for Congress, I’m not just in touch with the working-class Hispanic voters who the elites in the Democrat Party pretend to speak for – I am one.

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Refugees in Melbourne Are Stuck in a Nightmare of Indefinite Detention and COVID-19 Infections

In the last week, nineteen refugees being held indefinitely by the Australian government at the Park Hotel in Melbourne have tested positive for COVID-19. Eight of the forty-three refugees in detention are, as of Friday, still awaiting their results. Two detainees have been hospitalized by the virus, and according to a statement made in Parliament by Greens senator Nick McKim, one was so ill that he needed an ambulance.
These refugees were brought to Australia from Nauru under the short-lived Medevac Bill passed in early 2019.

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Refugees in Melbourne Are Stuck in a Nightmare of Indefinite Detention and COVID-19 Infections

In the last week, nineteen refugees being held indefinitely by the Australian government at the Park Hotel in Melbourne have tested positive for COVID-19. Eight of the forty-three refugees in detention are, as of Friday, still awaiting their results. Two detainees have been hospitalized by the virus, and according to a statement made in Parliament by Greens senator Nick McKim, one was so ill that he needed an ambulance.
These refugees were brought to Australia from Nauru under the short-lived Medevac Bill passed in early 2019.

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The Right Is Embracing the Reactionary Brutality of “Special Operators” Like Eddie Gallagher

Special operators in elite military units are the tip of the spear of US counterinsurgency campaigns around the globe. Their exploits in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other fronts in the global “war on terror” have become fodder for scores of action films like American Sniper, fanboy books by journalists covering the military, and tell-all memoirs by SEAL Team 6 members involved in the rubout of Osama bin Laden and other targets.

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Dune and Doom

Timothée Chalamet in Dune. (Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)
Villeneuve rewrites Desert Storm, indicting the West.
The monochrome look of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune suggests a sullen view of the world and the future. If you expect a sensual, kinetic, visually exciting movie version of Frank Herbert’s renowned 1965 epic sci-fi novel, be prepared for a presentation of global malaise instead.

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