De Blasio bears central blame for the horrors at Rikers

How did things get so bad, so fast, at Rikers Island? Disastrous mismanagement, with Mayor Bill de Blasio effectively egging the crisis on.
Not until corrections staff protested the terrifying working conditions at the Rikers jails in August did elected officials start visiting and the public realize the enormity of the crisis.
This week, The Post published photographs exposing the nightmare.

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De Blasio bears central blame for the horrors at Rikers

How did things get so bad, so fast, at Rikers Island? Disastrous mismanagement, with Mayor Bill de Blasio effectively egging the crisis on.
Not until corrections staff protested the terrifying working conditions at the Rikers jails in August did elected officials start visiting and the public realize the enormity of the crisis.
This week, The Post published photographs exposing the nightmare.

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De Blasio bears central blame for the horrors at Rikers

How did things get so bad, so fast, at Rikers Island? Disastrous mismanagement, with Mayor Bill de Blasio effectively egging the crisis on.
Not until corrections staff protested the terrifying working conditions at the Rikers jails in August did elected officials start visiting and the public realize the enormity of the crisis.
This week, The Post published photographs exposing the nightmare.

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Americans Want To Watch Prices Go Down, Not Biden On CNN

President Joe Biden joined Anderson Cooper on CNN for another one of those gimmicky town halls on Thursday night, and it turns out only a few people watched.
The Biden town hall reportedly drew only 1.2 million viewers, with a meager 271,000 in the key 25 to 54-year-old advertisement demographic — so I guess it was more than a few, but not many more. For comparison, an average 2.83 million people watched Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity on Fox News during the same time slot, more than double the president’s audience. MSNBC’s 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows drew an average of 1.39 million.

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Americans Want To Watch Prices Go Down, Not Biden On CNN

President Joe Biden joined Anderson Cooper on CNN for another one of those gimmicky town halls on Thursday night, and it turns out only a few people watched.
The Biden town hall reportedly drew only 1.2 million viewers, with a meager 271,000 in the key 25 to 54-year-old advertisement demographic — so I guess it was more than a few, but not many more. For comparison, an average 2.83 million people watched Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity on Fox News during the same time slot, more than double the president’s audience. MSNBC’s 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows drew an average of 1.39 million.

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Is China in Big Trouble?

These are scary times in America, with one of our major parties careening into authoritarianism and the other having difficulty moving forward thanks to two uncooperative senators. Most of what I write, inevitably, focuses on the troubled prospects for our republic. But everyone needs a break. So today I want to talk about a happier topic: The risks of an economic crisis in China.
OK, not exactly happier. But a change in subject, anyway.
Warnings about the Chinese economy aren’t new — but until now the worriers, myself included, have been consistently wrong.

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Why is Newcastle’s Saudi money deemed worse than cash from a bunch of white guys in America?

MARTIN SAMUEL: Why is Saudi money worse than cash from a bunch of white guys in America? Newcastle’s owners are treated like crooks, but the Premier League’s principled band don’t mind rubbing along with autocratic regimes

Newcastle have received a lot of criticism since their £300m Saudi-led takeover 
But Man United use their deal with Saudi Telecom as revenue stream in the past  
Why is investment from Saudi Arabia worse than from white guys in America?

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Youth and Age Unite to Demand That Banks Stop Lending to Big Oil

An oil refinery in operation in Philadelphia. (Rusty Kennedy / Associated Press)

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Youth and Age Unite to Demand That Banks Stop Lending to Big Oil

An oil refinery in operation in Philadelphia. (Rusty Kennedy / Associated Press)

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Invisible General: How Colin Powell Conned America

There were many worse American generals in the last century than Colin Powell, men who also died, like Powell, largely celebrated for their accomplishments. Curtis LeMay (firebombed Tokyo; nearly incited a third world war on multiple occasions), Douglas MacArthur (provoked the Korean War; attempted to start nuclear war), and perhaps Tommy Franks (oversaw the invasion of Iraq), to name a few.
But Powell was uniquely bad, fundamentally a bureaucrat and public relations man for the American political and military establishment.

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