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Libertarian: Joe’s Formula Stunt, Not Solution

The baby-formula shortage “is a crisis created, in significant part, by the failures of government policy aimed at protecting domestic companies from foreign competition,” argues Reason’s Eric Boehm. Biden’s solution: Airlifting formula from Europe. Yet the shortage “isn’t the result of there not being enough planes to transport baby formula from Europe,”; “it’s the result of the federal government making it nearly impossible to transport” due to Food and Drug Administration labeling requirements. And America “imposes huge tariffs on imported formula,” making us reliant on domestic production. So: “If you let markets work, there would be no need for a performative baby formula airlift orchestrated by the White House.”

Liberal: “Disinfo” Focus Is a Dodge

Sam Adler-Bell at New York magazine flags a “pernicious problem with liberals’ fixation on ‘disinformation’ ”: “It allows them to lie to themselves.” Donald Trump’s 2016 win “suggested the possibility that many millions of Americans were motivated by deep, venomous dissatisfactions with the world” liberal elites “helped create, that our cultural disagreements were profound, not superficial.” And “ ‘Disinformation’ was the liberal Establishment’s traumatic reaction,” “an answer that evaded the question altogether.” It pretends “large swaths of the country had been duped, brainwashed by nefarious forces.” The answer: give “the best minds . . . new authority to regulate the flow of ‘fake news.’ . . . The rise of Trump called not for new politics but new technocrats.” Sorry: “If faith in our institutions is to be restored,” it won’t be “by stigmatizing doubt.” “After all, faith is not a matter of fact and fiction.”

Progressive: Dems Need Economic Vision

Democrats’ eroding “support among Hispanic and even Black voters without college degrees” is “mortifying,” wails Will Marshall at The Hill. “Workers who live paycheck to paycheck don’t think the party establishment listens to them.” Witness the “fixation on canceling student debt,” which “doesn’t even register when voters are asked to name their top concerns.” Dems need “suburban moderates and independents” and “Hispanic voters (who had a 16-point margin shift toward Trump in 2020)” and “non-college whites.” To get them, “champion US economic dynamism and growth” and “make economic patriotism . . . the centerpiece of a new growth and opportunity agenda aimed squarely at working Americans.”

Foreign desk: Why Europe Hedges on Ukraine

“High-ranking EU representatives are regularly visiting Kyiv and promising President Volodymyr Zelensky immense military, economic and diplomatic aid,” notes Ralph Gert Schöllhammer at The Wall Street Journal. “These promises will be hard to keep once they collide with the cold realities of European politics.” Indeed, it’s “become obvious” that “many European states care more about ending the war than about who wins.” The continent “hedges its support for Ukraine” because the European Union “is built around Germany and France, and both” have “jealously guarded their position as” Europe’s “ultimate decision makers.” Allowing Ukraine into the union “could lead to a competing Warsaw-Kyiv axis,” with the Paris-Berlin axis “replaced by growing Eastern European influence.”

From the right: Fleeing Blue America

“America is sorting itself out by class and kind, back to blood and political pedigree,” contends Gilbert T. Sewall at Spectator World. “The demographic trend favors the so-called red states” and their “metro nodes.” “Austin, Reno, and Nashville beckon.” Big-city dwellers “white and non-white” are fleeing thanks to “fatigue with misgovernment, ill-spent government largesse and racial disorder.” They seek “uncrowded real estate” and “courts, authorities, teachers and stable neighbors whom they can trust,” not “power-juiced officials” who order “lockdowns and masks.” Sure, “many coveted jobs and glam professions will remain in the marquee coastal cities for now, but metro cores’ commercial supremacy is simply fading.” The flight “from dysfunctional America shows no signs of slowing.”

Compiled by The Post Editorial Board


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Kourtney Kardashian uses Kopari Coconut Melt to ‘look good naked’

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Kourtney Kardashian’s no stranger to showing skin.

Whether the reality star’s modeling lingerie, baring it all in a bikini or packing on PDA with husband Travis Barker, she’s clearly confident about her body — and relies on a selection of tried-and-true products to keep her skin in tip-top shape.

In one of her first-ever Poosh stories, fittingly titled “How to Look Good Naked,” the 43-year-old outlines some of her body care essentials, including La Mer The Body Crème ($300), Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Body Cream ($95) and Le Labo’s Pin 12 Candle ($82) — the latter because “lighting is everything.”

But not everything on Kardashian’s list will bust your budget. She also swears by Kopari Organic Coconut Melt, which will set you back just $29 for a full-sized jar or $18 for a mini version.

“In order to achieve glowy skin, it’s important to moisturize everything — everywhere — at least once a day,” the Poosh piece reads. “Don’t forget to care for your hands and feet as well; we recommend focusing on these areas at night.”

Billed as “a deep conditioner for your bod,” the product is comprised of 100% organic, unrefined coconut oil, and Kopari suggests applying it “as soon as you step out of the shower and at the end of the day.”

What’s more, the multitasking product also works well as a hair mask, dry shave oil, bath mix-in and belly balm, per the brand.

Snag a tub for yourself below — and get ready to look fabulous in your birthday suit, too.

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Carlos Carrasco’s gem, three homers propel Mets past Marlins

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MIAMI — He’s one tough Cookie these days.

Carlos Carrasco isn’t going to win any contests blowing away hitters, but the right-hander’s offspeed pitches and command — and most importantly, his health — have converged this season to give the Mets an invaluable rotation piece.

On Saturday, he gave his team 7 ²/₃ shutout innings in a 4-0 victory over the Marlins at loanDepot park. Carrasco extended his scoreless streak over his past three starts to 18 ²/₃ innings.

The win was No. 100 in Carrasco’s career, making the 35-year-old the eighth Venezuelan-born pitcher to reach the milestone. Carrasco last surrendered a run on July 9 against the Marlins at Citi Field.

The Mets (63-37) won their fifth straight and reached the 100-game mark with the franchise’s most victories since 1986.

Overall, Carrasco allowed four hits and struck out seven with two walks. Seth Lugo replaced Carrasco in the eighth inning after Charles Leblanc had doubled with two outs. But Leblanc was picked off second base by Tomas Nido, ensuring Carrasco’s scoreless streak continued.

Carlos Carrasco didn't allow a run in the Mets' 4-0 win over the Marlins.
Carlos Carrasco didn’t allow a run in the Mets’ 4-0 win over the Marlins.
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Lugo remained in the game to pitch a scoreless ninth inning, allowing Edwin Diaz a day off following a 10-pitch outing Friday in which he struck out the side.

The Mets will try for a three-game sweep of the reeling Marlins on Sunday with Taijuan Walker on the mound.

After scuffling at the plate for seven innings, the Mets gave Carrasco breathing room in the eighth when Francisco Lindor and J.D. Davis each blasted a solo homer to give the Mets a 4-0 lead. Davis’ homer, in a pinch-hitting appearance, came as the Mets are searching on the trade market for a right-handed bat to solidify the DH spot.

The Mets have traded for two lefty bats in the last week-plus to bolster the other half of the DH equation. One of those additions, Tyler Naquin, debuted for the Mets on Saturday in left field and went 0-for-4. Daniel Vogelbach started at DH and drew a walk in four plate appearances.

Carrasco’s gem was the latest strong performance by a Mets starting pitcher. Entering play, the Mets had a 2.45 ERA from the starting rotation in July, which ranked second in the major leagues. Chris Bassitt had a rare flat start for the Mets a night earlier, when he allowed four earned runs over six innings.

Jeff McNeil hit a solo homer in the third against rookie Nick Neidert to give the Mets their first run. The homer was the first since June 14 for McNeil, who entered the day with a .162/.240/.191 slash line in July.

The Mets weren’t finished in the inning: Nido, Brandon Nimmo and Lindor all singled. Lindor’s hit extended the Mets’ lead to 2-0 and gave the shortstop 68 RBIs for the season before he reached 69 with his blast later.

Carrasco was challenged in the first inning, when he allowed a single to Miguel Rojas and walk to Jesus Aguilar before retiring JJ Bleday for the final out. In the fourth, Carrasco surrendered a leadoff single, but he escaped the inning when he got Bleday to ground into a double-play.


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A brazen career criminal with more than 50 arrests on his rap sheet, including rape, was busted for trying to steal a moped from outside a lower Manhattan police station.

Jon Matos was caught red-handed approaching the $1,200 bike outside the 5th Precinct, sources said.

He was allegedly using a set of burglary tools Friday to try to bust the lock of the bike, which was vouchered property, cops and sources said.

Matos, a homeless father of three, was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of attempted grand larceny and possession of burglary tools.

The proceeding was delayed for hours, sources said, after Matos allegedly became angry with a cellmate who used the facilities — but didn’t courtesy flush.

“I was just f–king with it. It’s not my tools,” he allegedly told an NYPD detective, said Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Megan Mers during the court proceeding.

Judge Valentina Morales Saturday agreed to give Matos supervised release in the moped case.

“Thank you, your honor,” Matos told Morales.

But instead of hitting the streets once again, Matos was held on outstanding charges from the 23rd Precinct in an unrelated case, authorities said.

It was his second appearance before a judge in a week: Matos was in court days earlier, charged with grand larceny, petit larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property and was released in yet another incident.

Matos has racked up dozens of busts for burglary, robbery, fare evasion — including the 1999 rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Crime is up in six of the seven major crimes measured by the department contributed to the increase — though the seventh category, murders, dropped a noticeable 31.6% last month in comparison to numbers compiled in June 2021, according to the NYPD’s preliminary statistics.

Grand larceny spiked 41%, robbery rose 36.1% and burglary went up 33.8%.

When addressing the crime spike last month, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said the department was arresting the same people for crimes “over and over again.”

Other recent and brazen repeat offenders include veteran shoplifter Isaac “Man of Steal” Rodriguez, who was finally locked up in January after dozens of arrests for stealing to support his drug habit.

Laron Mack, whose catchphrase is “I steal for a living,” has been arrested more than 50 times. Another serial stealer, James Connelly, was busted in December for involvement in 28 separate incidents over three months.

Last month, accused serial shoplifter Lorenzo McLucas, 34, was nabbed for stealing from the cosmetics counter at a Duane Reade on Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, according to cops and court documents.

McLucas, who was released on his own recognizance, has notched 122 prior arrests.


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