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The Star-Crossed Romance Between Amazon And NYC
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The Star-Crossed Romance Between Amazon And NYC

BY FROMA HARROP So Amazon chose Valentine’s Day to announce its breakup with New York City. No, it will not build a new headquarters in Queens as planned. Who is to blame for the split, the tech behemoth or grouchy New Yorkers? If one must choose, I’d say Amazon. Amazon seemed shocked that the masses…

Time For Democratic Pushback On Radicals
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Time For Democratic Pushback On Radicals

BY FROMA HARROP Outsize attention has been paid to outlier Democrats making outrageous remarks. They are a small handful of House Democrats, though you’d never know it, given all their headlines. The dominant names – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota – are newly elected “women of…

The Deep Meaning Of Groundhog Day
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The Deep Meaning Of Groundhog Day

BY FROMA HARROP Saturday is Groundhog Day. It is the day when many eyes will turn to Gobbler’s Knob, a wooded hill a couple of miles outside Punxsutawney, PA. A man in a top hat will pull a hibernating groundhog out of a simulated tree trunk. If the rodent sees his shadow, then we’ll have…

Are People Bored By Trump Or Just Ignoring Him?
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Are People Bored By Trump Or Just Ignoring Him?

BY FROMA HARROP It started during the midterm campaign. Democrats stopped talking about Donald Trump all the time. Now presidential hopefuls are doing the same. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, once a relentless sparring partner on Twitter, all but ignores Trump’s goading comments. Is the reason, as some commentators hold, that the public is tired of the…

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