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Five most recent columns

December 30, 2019
The Monahan Mystery
So what’s with Chief Terence Monahan? Has he been defenestrated? Is he a non-person, odd man out in the NYPD’s new administration under Commissioner Dermot Shea?

December 23, 2019
’Twas the Night Before Christmas ...
On the night before Christmas, Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to stroll down Fifth Avenue to see how New Yorkers felt about his beginning a 2024 campaign for president.

December 16, 2019
Scrutinizing the FBI
Once again, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has concluded that despite the falsehoods and omissions — most notably in the FBI’s application for a wiretap on then presidential candidate Donald Trump aide Carter Page — such actions did not reflect an institutional bias against Trump.

December 9, 2019
Dermot's First Weeks: Putting a Shine on Shinola
Newly appointed police commissioner Dermot Shea has taken command of the NYPD, but with the shadow of Mayor de Blasio draped over his shoulder.

December 2, 2019
Cashing Out on Rechnitz
Remember Jona Rechnitz?

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