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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Opinion: Yankees should just end the charade and pay Bryce Harper

Pretend you’re a Major League pitcher. Hey, congrats! You’re freakishly talented, one of the precious few people on the planet with the capacity to throw a baseball 95 miles per hour with any accuracy. But I have some bad news: You’re warming up to pitch at Yankee Stadium, your team went quietly in the top of the first, and there’s […]

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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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Cardinal Dolan: Why are Cuomo, Democrats alienating Catholics?

It’s been a rough time for faithful Catholics recently in our state government’s frantic rush for “progressive” ideas. I’m thinking first of the ghoulish radical abortion-expansion law, which allows for an abortion right up to the moment of birth; drops all charges against an abortionist who allows an aborted baby, who somehow survives the scissors, scalpel, saline and dismemberment, to […]

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What history teaches us about raising taxes on the rich

Sen. Warren, who represents Massachusetts and is 69 years old, probably followed rock and roll culture in the 1960s when the “British invasion” changed our music scene. It’s also when a lot of British rock groups including some of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones decided that England’s taxes took too much of their earnings — so they left the […]

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Opinion: Don’t blame the coach for Capitals’ recent slide: This is on players to fix

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson believes it wasn’t only last season’s Stanley Cup success, but also years of failing, that gives his team a reasonable shot at being repeat champions. With the Capitals sputtering lately, Carlson has a collection of bad playoff memories to remind him what the team needs to do to return to the playing level they were at […]

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Opinion: Manny Pacquiao’s win against Adrien Broner justifies Floyd Mayweather rematch

Manny Pacquiao did enough in the ring against Adrien Broner Saturday night to justify a rematch with Floyd Mayweather. He’s going to get it, too. For the same reason Pacquiao and Mayweather made a combined $600 million for their first fight in 2015. People are going to pay after the 40-year-old Pacquiao dominated the 29-year-old Broner. Certainly enough people to […]

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By banishing the work of great artists, we are punishing everyone

I have a new fear. And this one’s a doozy. Having weathered more than one social-­media s- -t storm, I’m one column away from the round of mob opprobrium that sinks my career for good. A single unacceptable sentiment, a word usage misconstrued, a sentence taken out of context suffices these days to implode a reputation decades in the making and […]

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