Here’s who will be hurt by New York’s cap on Uber and Lyft

(CNN)New York City’s recent decision to place a one-year cap on new for-hire vehicle licenses is a sad example of government favoritism for the yellow taxi industry against fair-market competitors like Uber and Lyft. This will hurt poor and minority riders and entrepreneurs, and subject New Yorkers, like myself, further…

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How Andrew Cuomo is sidestepping Cynthia Nixon’s challenge

(CNN)A few minutes into New York’s sole Democratic primary debate for governor, incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo — who is running for a third term — fielded a question that has been on the minds of many: Will he be a candidate for president in 2020? Pressed for a direct promise…

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Justin Trudeau doesn’t want to be the odd man out

(CNN)Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across President Donald Trump’s desk. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau probably doesn’t want to be the odd man out in any revised North American Free Trade Agreement. We assess he is likely motivated…

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Trump’s way: Treating allies like enemies and enemies like allies

(CNN)British soldier Lance Corporal Jamie Webb, 24, died from the blast of a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan in March, 2013. The total number of dead soldiers in Afghanistan from the United Kingdom is 455, from Canada, it is 158, from France, 86 and from Germany, 54. Yet Trump is…

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The good news about black men in America

(CNN)In recent years, much of the racial news in America has been sobering, if not depressing. Trayvon Martin. Tamir Rice. Walter Scott. Ferguson. Baltimore. And Charlottesville. While many public commentators, like Ta-Nehisi Coates, have underlined the enduring character of racism in America, and the ways in which America’s racial divide…

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