The left’s increasingly unhinged portrayal of Trump as a dictator

The Nazi analogy has long been recognized as the crudest and dumbest form of argument, but it’s enjoying a renaissance. Former CIA Director Michael Hayden notoriously and unapologetically tweeted a photo of Auschwitz-Birkenau as a response to family separations at the border. Upon a report that parents at the border were being told that their children were being taken to get bathed and disappearing, Chris Hayes of MSNBC tweeted, “What does this remind you of?” Soledad O’Brien chimed in, “Welp, I guess we’ve put to rest the question: ‘Nazi Germany:…

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How Justice Kennedy’s retirement vindicates Trump voters and other commentary

From the right: Trump Voters Have Just Been Vindicated Marc Thiessen at The Washington Post salutes conservatives who voted for Donald Trump solely because of the Supreme Court. Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch preserved the status quo, but Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement now “gives him a chance to do something much bigger” — extend the conservative majority and transform the court “for a generation.” Which is why Thiessen says he must “break the mold of his Republican predecessors” and appoint a “reliable conservative,” even though his pick “will face a…

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now the vanguard of the Democrats

Every election year brings a few wild surprises, and the biggest this year so far happened Tuesday night in the Bronx-Queens congressional district that had happily sent Rep. Joe Crowley off to the House of Representatives with no complaints for two decades. In the 2014 midterm election, Crowley won 50,000 votes. On Tuesday night, he received fewer than 12,000 and lost in a 58-42 blowout to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She was a Ted Kennedy intern and later Bernie Sanders organizer, member of the far-left Democratic Socialists of America and (most impressive)…

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The Supreme Court set government workers free at last

Rank-and-file government workers won big over union bosses Wednesday, when the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of Mark Janus, an Illinois state worker who refused to join the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The court struck down an Illinois law that allowed the union to deduct fees from Janus’ paycheck despite his refusal to join. The Janus ruling smashes laws in 22 states — including New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and California — that compel nonmembers to support unions. Until now, if you wanted a…

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With Ocasio-Cortez’s rise, Dems now own their loony far-left flank

When Mayor Bill de Blasio picked Bernie Sanders to swear him in for his second term, it was a sign, much like a groundhog signaling six more weeks of winter, that the heart of the Democrat Party was changing — even if Bernie himself still refuses to acknowledge that he belongs to it. And while Sanders-endorsed candidates have floundered nationally, they got a big win last night when 28-year-old Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez breezed past establishment figurehead Joe Crowley in the primary for the relatively safe 14th District. Nancy Pelosi…

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Mexico’s elections could cause more US border disorder

Memo to Washington: We better resolve our differences with Mexico before November. An intense presidential campaign south of the border only occasionally involved the hot immigration and border issues dominating our politics — and when Mexicans vote Sunday, they’ll mostly consider hot issues at home: corruption, crime and the economy. Yet by Dec. 1, when a new president is sworn-in in Mexico City, it may be too late for us to resolve an immigration debate that, regrettably, our politicians would rather keep as an ever-simmering wedge issue. Democrats and Republicans…

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Radical left could rise in NY after Democratic socialist’s win

With Tuesday’s stunning upset of Rep. Joe Crowley by a young socialist insurgent, New York may be headed for truly radical left-wing territory. Not so much because of any actions in Congress by 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, should she win the November election, as expected. But because of how officials like Gov. Andrew Cuomo are reacting. The gov may argue that her race is “apples and oranges” compared to his own primary, but you can be sure he’s sitting up and taking notice. As is Cynthia Nixon, who actively supported Ocasio-Cortez…

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Radical left could rise in New York after Democratic socialist’s win

With Tuesday’s stunning upset of Rep. Joe Crowley by a young socialist insurgent, New York may be headed for truly radical left-wing territory. Not so much because of any actions in Congress by 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, should she win the November election, as expected. But because of how officials like Gov. Cuomo are reacting. The gov may argue that her race is “apples and oranges” compared to his own primary, but you can be sure he’s sitting up and taking notice. As is Cynthia Nixon, who actively supported Ocasio-Cortez and…

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Supreme Court’s union ruling helps balance the scales for taxpayers

Headlines about the US Supreme Court’s ruling in the Janus case stressed the “blow” to public-sector unions, but government workers were big winners. Taxpayers, too. The court said employees who don’t join unions shouldn’t have to pay “agency fees,” even though the unions bargain on their behalf. That’s partly because, under the law, nonunion workers have no choice but to let the unions negotiate for them; they’re not allowed to represent themselves or have another union go to bat for them. More important, the court ruled, forcing nonmembers to support…

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A Brooklyn principal shares a depressing truth

A Brooklyn middle-school principal just made a rare admission: Her school is moving kids up a grade without the necessary preparation. As The Post reported this week, IS 171’s Indira Mota told parents that the school had promoted their sixth-graders without the need for summer school, even though it would’ve been required “if the budget allowed.” She reminded them that kids must “attain a 75% or above in each subject.” Kids, in other words, are being cheated. Parents (and taxpayers) should be furious. A Department of Education spokesperson disputed that,…

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