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Trump, the Dossier, and the Press

January 12, 2017  •  City Journal

The 35-page memo outlining Russia's collection of allegedly compromising financial and sexual information on President-elect Donald Trump, which could be used to blackmail him, and his campaign's ostensible collusion with Russian intelligence agencies, reads like a lurid Hollywood thriller. You can almost see the marquee: Explosive! Shocking! The dossier you don't want your children to read!

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The Road to Fort Lauderdale

January 9, 2017  •  City Journal

According to reports, Esteban Santiago, the 26-year-old former National Guardsman who killed five people and wounded six others in Friday's shooting spree at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, is crazy. But so is our continued reliance on "security" systems aimed at preventing terrorists or mentally ill people from inflicting such mayhem. If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome, then the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Transportation Security Administration, and other agencies charged with keeping us safe from people like Santiago are at best inadequate, or at worst, crazy.

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Inside the terrible, no good mess of the Port Authority police

December 10, 2016  •  New York Post

Scandal continues to plague the Port Authority, the bi-state agency that is supposed to ensure the security and safe operation not only of America's highest value terrorism target, the 16-acre World Trade Center complex, but also the bridges, tunnels, trains, ports and airports in New York and New Jersey, which handle about a third of the nation's commercial air traffic.

Former Port Authority Chairman David Samson was forced to resign in disgrace in 2014 and pleaded guilty in July to bribery charges. The agency's former deputy executive director, Bill Baroni, was convicted last month on conspiracy and fraud charges related to 2013's Bridgegate lane-closure scandal.

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The Best Little Art Colony in Texas

November 30, 2016  •  City Journal

In 2007, Marfa, Texas, population 2,485, went dark. Unable to pay the town's electricity bills, the newly elected mayor and city council voted to turn off Marfa's streetlights—all of them. "Winters here are dark and harsh," recalled Mayor Daniel P. Dunlap, who owns Marfa's sole appliance and furniture store and is now in the last year of his fifth two-year term as mayor. "We went six months that winter without lights. Folks were mighty unhappy." After raising utility rates and replacing power-guzzling bulbs with more efficient substitutes, Dunlap was able to restore the lighting in stages, light by light, street by street, starting with those lining the bus route of its only public school.

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Will They Help Trump?

November 16, 2016  •  City Journal

The soul-searching among Republicans disenchanted with President-elect Donald J. Trump intensified this week as Brent Scowcroft, a pillar of the Republican national security establishment, called upon fellow Republicans, and Democrats, to put country above political party and accept posts in the incoming administration, if asked to do so.

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Books by Judith Miller

Cover of The Story: A Reporter's Journey Cover of Germs Cover of God Has Ninety-Nine Names Cover of Saddam Hussein and the Crisis in the Gulf Cover of One, by One, by One

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