IN THE SUMMER OF 2019, when Robert M. Morgenthau, who reigned over New York law enforcement for six decades, died, 10 days short of his 100th birthday, eulogies filled the newspapers, the governor ordered flags to half-staff, and the man in the White House weighed in. “I was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Bob Morgenthau, a truly great man!” Donald Trump wrote on Twitter. Mr. Morgenthau, who had served as district attorney for 35 years and before that spent nearly a decade as the U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, was “a warrior for our Country that he loved so dearly,” Mr. Trump tweeted. He added minutes later, “Bob Morgenthau, a legend, will be greatly missed!” Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan district attorney, may bring an indictment against Mr. Trump — the first time that a former U.S. president would be charged with criminal wrongdoing. Mr. Trump has said he will be arrested. Beneath Mr. Trump’s shrill defense lies four decades of history: a … [Read more...] about Before His Death, I Asked the Manhattan D.A. What His Greatest Fear Was. He Answered: ‘Trump.’
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Deutsche panic: Economist warns of massive global economic downturn – ‘game is up’
Deutsche Bank accused of ‘hiding difficulties’ by Wolff SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Professor Richard Wolff, one of America’s most prominent economists, claimed that if Deutsche was in trouble it was likely far from alone. He explained to RT America that the extent of the crisis would not be known “until something blows and whole game is up.” The Manhattan-based professor told RT host Rich Sanchez: “It would be easy to find statements by experts, by bank CEOs, by Wall Street commentators telling us not to worry - it’s a detail, it only affects one bank. Related articles 'Uninvestable' Deutsche Bank overhaul could spell more trouble Deutsche Bank CRISIS: Shares fall 5% as … [Read more...] about Deutsche panic: Economist warns of massive global economic downturn – ‘game is up’
Authorities in New York Prepare for Unprecedented Arrest of a President
He would be fingerprinted. He would be photographed. He could even be handcuffed. And if Donald J. Trump is indicted by a Manhattan grand jury in the days ahead for his role in a hush money payment to a porn star, the former president of the United States of America will be read the standard Miranda warning: He will be told that he has the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. These are among the routine steps for felony arrests in New York. But the unprecedented arrest of a former commander in chief — one whose devoted supporters once staged a violent attack on the Capitol — will be anything but routine. Last week, senior officials from the district attorney’s office and the state agency that runs the courts had preliminary discussions to plan for a possible indictment and arraignment. So did officials from the Police Department, which patrols the streets outside the Lower Manhattan courthouse, and the court officers, who handle security inside the Criminal Courts … [Read more...] about Authorities in New York Prepare for Unprecedented Arrest of a President
A Campaign to Remind Us That We Love New York (City)
Good morning. It’s Monday. We’ll get a preview of a new campaign to boost New York that has a back-to-the-future ring. I ♥ NY caught on as an icon and a catchphrase in the late 1970s, when New York seemed to be descending to new depths. The city had scraped through a fiscal crisis — barely. The “Son of Sam” killer had terrified New Yorkers. The sentence “ Ladies and gentlemen, the Bronx is burning ” had disturbed them. This morning, a coalition of elected officials and “community partners” will introduce a new campaign with the mark (as such things are called in advertising and marketing) We ♥ NYC. The people who came up with We ♥ NYC say it is a mark for a different time. But they see parallels to the troubled era that gave rise to I ♥ NY. “We’re hopefully going to be able to cut through divisiveness and negativity” that accompanied the pandemic, said Kathryn Wylde, the president and chief executive of the Partnership for New York City , a consortium of … [Read more...] about A Campaign to Remind Us That We Love New York (City)
The Government Protects Our Food and Cars. Why Not Our Data?
After Apple discovered in June that certain MacBook laptops could overheat, posing a fire hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission quickly issued a warning, along with information about consumer burns and smoke inhalation. But after Apple learned that its FaceTime video chat app was enabling consumers to listen in on the conversations of people they called — even when the recipients did not answer their phones — there was no designated federal protection agency to warn Americans or collect reports of privacy invasions. After Fitbit wristbands began causing people to develop skin rashes and blisters a few years ago, the consumer safety agency announced a recall of about one million of the fitness-tracking devices. But after Strava, a popular fitness-tracking app, posted a granular map of its users’ workout routines last year, exposing their locations — including for personnel on remote military bases in Iraq — there was no agency to alert people to the risks or stop … [Read more...] about The Government Protects Our Food and Cars. Why Not Our Data?
Never Mind About Ron DeSantis
Bret Stephens: Hi, Gail. I guess we have to talk about Donald Trump’s potential indictment and arrest, right? But before we go there: You know how I told you that I’d vote for Ron DeSantis over Joe Biden? Well, never mind. Gail Collins: Bret! You’re gonna vote for our big-spending president? Student-loan forgiver? Tax-the-richer? Bret: I’m still holding out faint hope that Nikki Haley or Tim Scott or my friend Vivek Ramaswamy or some other sound and sane Republican long shot somehow gets the nomination. Gail: Happy to gear up for that fight. Bret: But for DeSantis to call Russia’s invasion of Ukraine a “territorial dispute” in which the United States does not have a “vital interest” tells me that he’s totally unfit to be president. He’s pandering to the Tucker Carlson crowd. Gail: The Terrible Tuckerites … Bret: He is parroting Kremlin propaganda. He’s undermining NATO. He’s endangering America by emboldening other dictators with “territorial disputes,” … [Read more...] about Never Mind About Ron DeSantis
As Netanyahu Seeks Re-election, the Future of the West Bank Is Now on the Ballot
JERUSALEM — As Israelis get ready to go to the polls on Tuesday, a stark, fateful and long-deferred choice has suddenly reappeared to confront them after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s unexpected promise to begin extending sovereignty over the West Bank if he is re-elected. Do voters want to make permanent their country’s control over the West Bank and its 2.6 million Palestinian inhabitants? Or do they want to keep alive the possibility that a Palestinian state could be carved out there one day? That question has been made newly urgent by Mr. Netanyahu , who is facing a career-threatening challenge from a unified centrist party headed by a team of former army chiefs. His shocking announcement about Israeli sovereignty in the West Bank appeared to be a last-ditch effort to rally his right-wing base and stay in power. For supporters of annexation, it is not only this week’s vote that is on their minds but the American election in 2020: They call President Trump’s … [Read more...] about As Netanyahu Seeks Re-election, the Future of the West Bank Is Now on the Ballot