Opinion: Lakers haters must face inconvenient truth

LOS ANGELES — What a joyful time to be a Lakers hater. They have lost five of their last six games. They are on pace to miss the playoffs for the sixth straight season. They are unraveling despite the presence of LeBron James. And for haters of the Lakers, there is a sweet bonus: The team’s own fans are turning against […]

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Meet the new axis of oppression

Two split-screen events in one day last week displayed new global alliances ready to clash, Cold War-style. In Poland, America tried to push Mideast peace. At the same time, a gang of rogues united in New York to support Venezuela’s crumbling Marxist dictatorship. The more consequential event was the two-day summit, organized by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, that drew […]

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Omar’s apology not accepted and other commentary

From the right: Ilhan Omar’s Apology Unaccepted What’s the point, wonders Commentary’s Abe Greenwald, of “asking ­anti-Semites — or any bigots — to apologize for their bigotry?” After once again tweeting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, Rep. Ilhan Omar apologized “unequivocally for not realizing that Jews were so touchy about anti-Semitism.” And even that apology contained yet more “paranoia about AIPAC.” So […]

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Why Trump’s wrong to focus on ending AIDS

State of the Union addresses are like appendixes: They may serve a purpose but nobody knows what it is. So there’s always a temptation to insert into them a “moonshot goal” to show you’re doing Big Things. This year, President Trump’s moonshot was ending HIV transmission in the United States by 2030. Poor choice. For decades, the AIDS lobby has […]

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Why Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon aren’t talking about blackface

Virginia’s Democratic governor admitted to, then denied (before admitting again to) having at least once dressed up in blackface, and he’s refusing to resign. America needs late night’s most virtuous comic, Jimmy Kimmel, now more than ever. Alas, he has fallen completely silent on the issue. Then again, if Kimmel did mention the Ralph Northam controversy, now raging into its […]

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Don’t expect Democrats’ new taxes to stop with the wealthy

Leftist Democrats eyeing the White House in 2020 are plotting new ways to confiscate Americans’ hard-earned money and give it away. Claiming economic inequality is a national crisis, they want to take money from people they say have too much. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is one of several prominent Democrats pushing a wealth tax. Never mind that such a […]

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