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Downstate policies killing upstate economy

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[ad_1] The Empire State’s economic performance since the end of the Great Recession hasn’t been especially outstanding, roughly equaling the US averages for growth in private employment and gross domestic product. But a closer look reveals a tale of two New Yorks. The 12-county metropolitan region that includes the Big …

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The con job behind rising high-school-graduation rates

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[ad_1] Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza crowed about the city’s “record high” high-school graduation rates last week, skipping over as usual the fact that it’s the result of a lower bar — not better schools. For the record, the rate is up nearly 9 percentage points …

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Crickets at Times endorsement and other commentary

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[ad_1] Conservative: Crickets at Times Endorsement “In a break with tradition,” as the editorial board portentously announced, The New York Times endorsed not one, but two female candidates for the presidency: Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. “This is big news,” Spectator USA’s Freddy Gray snarks, “at least, it is …

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