Flanagan worries about ‘so-called’ criminal justice reforms

BY SENATOR JOHN FLANAGAN In two days, the Democrats give a get out of jail free card to 90 percent of criminals across this state and already we are seeing the devastating real-life impact this holiday season as some of


Cuomo vetoes bill to regulate pharmacy benefit managers

Bill would have added accountability, increased fiscal disclosure, and addressed deceptive and anti-competitive practices Governor Andrew Cuomo this evening vetoed legislation to increase oversight, transparency, and accountability of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). PBMs are companies that manage prescription drug benefits for


DOBBINS: Is NATO brain dead?

BY JAMES DOBBINS French President Emmanuel Macron recently declared that “we are experiencing the brain death of NATO.” He made this remark in support of longstanding French policy favoring a more united Europe less dependent for its security on American leadership

Foreign Policy

Iraq at the crossroads

BY LINDA ROBINSON The protests gripping Iraq pose an extraordinary challenge to Baghdad’s political leadership, which must move the country ahead or step aside. The mostly youthful protesters are tired of politics as it has been practiced over the past

Foreign Policy

KAGAN: Afghanistan is not Vietnam

BY FREDERICK W. KAGAN Afghanistan isn’t Vietnam. It isn’t even Iraq. George W. Bush did not lie America into this war. He, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and their generals and diplomats didn’t conceal the challenges and failures the US was

Public Health

Spending bill locks in Obamacare mistake

BY JOSEPH ANTOS The $1.4 trillion spending bill that will keep the federal government running for the next few months  includes a curious provision that doubles down on a fundamental flaw of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Section 609 of the