by | Nov 22, 2019

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. The next day the House passed it 417-1. It now goes to President Trump, and he is expected to sign it promptly. The Human Rights and Democracy Act would require the secretary of…

by | Oct 31, 2019

As the World Series approached a finale, I was in Panama City — the one with the canal, not the popular spring break destination of the same name in the Florida panhandle. With every television in every sports bar or…

by | Oct 17, 2019

The Hong Kong saga reached a climax this past week with back-to-back American corporate capitulations to the Chinese government. The spotlight has been on the National Basketball Association’s disastrous handling of a pro–Hong Kong tweet made by Daryl Morey, the…

by | Oct 12, 2019

This past week we’ve seen the lengths to which the Houston Rockets and the National Basketball Association will go to kowtow to the totalitarians calling the shots in still-communist China. Alas, such craven institutional cowardice is nothing new in the…

by | Oct 9, 2019

During the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, the Communist Party of China (CCP) deployed the weapon of compelled self-abasement to devastating effect. In the practice, rendered in English as the “Struggle Session,” enemies of the party, real or imagined, were…

by | Jul 5, 2019

Last week, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that the league may begin requiring its teams to use a term other than “owner” to describe the majority shareholder due to what some consider racial insensitivity. The possibility has elicited a number…

by | Mar 9, 2018

You play to win the game. — Herm Edwards Well, not always, Herm. Not in professional basketball, at any rate, where these days you sometimes play to lose the game. You do it since it appears to be the shortest…

by | Oct 2, 2017

The tease on the Drudge Report page on Sunday gave patriotic readers a reason to be optimistic: “NBA Tells Players to Stand,” it said. But this was a bit of a false alarm, if not a bait and switch. When…

by | Jun 8, 2017

The harrowing circumstance of Oklahoma Thunder basketball player Enes Kanter hasn’t mustered the response it should, thanks in part to political correctness and international business concerns. This is both telling of our times and speaks to where we are as…

by | Feb 22, 2017

The potty police, a.k.a. the NBA and the NFL, are at it again, siding with extreme leftist ideology over democracy, states’ rights, and common human decency. At issue are transgender restrooms. This weekend’s NBA All-Star game host was the City of…

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