Editorial: NYC's big challenge is to hold costs down

If you live in New York, you are probably shelling out insane amounts of money for the bare basics of life, Forbes magazine proclaims.

Right. We know.

Food, gas, utilities, transportation, medical expenses -- their costs converge in a big ugly lump in our accounts payable every month and put us in an unfortunate tie with Honolulu for America's "Most Overpriced City" of 2014.

The...

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Behind the 'lone-wolf' terror case

What to make of the guilty plea by Jose Pimentel, a so-called "lone wolf" terrorist, after his attorney had said just two weeks before his trial that she planned a strong entrapment defense?

Pimentel, who will receive a 16-year prison term when he is sentenced later this month, is the third lone-wolf terrorism case that the NYPD brought to prosecutors, resulting in a conviction, without the...

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Discrimination has got to go

Kudos to Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council for officially boycotting the St. Patrick's Day Parade for its embarrassing history of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender New Yorkers. For years, parade organizers have forbidden people from marching behind a banner celebrating dual identities: Irish and queer.

Based upon Catholic teachings about homosexuality,...

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Was Ray Kelly right to spy on Muslims?

The reaction of the city's mainstream media is the only thing wackier than U.S. District Court Judge William J. Martini's ruling last week that the NYPD's widespread spying on New Jersey Muslims did not violate their civil rights. Further, he ruled, whatever harm Muslims suffered was caused by The Associated Press, whose series on NYPD's spying received the Pulitzer Prize.

"Ray Kelly was right,"...

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