Weekend Recap

The San Antonio Spurs swept the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. It’s difficult to see how anyone will beat the Spurs who have now won 18 straight games. Here is a fascinating breakdown of the Spurs’ incredibly efficient offense.

On Saturday, the Oklahoma City Thunder came from behind to beat the Lakers to take a three-to-one series lead. The Lakers now appear to be imploding based on the amount of finger-pointing that occurred following Game 4.

The Celtics and the 76ers still remain locked in their back-and-forth series. Kevin Garnett reverted to playing like his actual age over the weekend, leading to the Celtics’ defeat. It’s possible that Boston will eventually will themselves to victory, but the series remains too close to call.

LeBron James and Dwayne Wade took over late in Miami’s Game 4 victory. A possible reason for LeBron James’s resurgence? The Hunger Games. Now the next question is whether LeBron identifies with Katniss or Cato?

Finally, Saturday Night Live’s brilliant spoof of ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith:

Most Popular

Law & the Courts

Obstruction Confusions

In his Lawfare critique of one of my several columns about the purported obstruction case against President Trump, Gabriel Schoenfeld loses me — as I suspect he will lose others — when he says of himself, “I do not think I am Trump-deranged.” Gabe graciously expresses fondness for me, and the feeling is ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Students’ Anti-Gun Views

Are children innocents or are they leaders? Are teenagers fully autonomous decision-makers, or are they lumps of mental clay, still being molded by unfolding brain development? The Left seems to have a particularly hard time deciding these days. Take, for example, the high-school students from Parkland, ... Read More
PC Culture

Kill Chic

We live in a society in which gratuitous violence is the trademark of video games, movies, and popular music. Kill this, shoot that in repugnant detail becomes a race to the visual and spoken bottom. We have gone from Sam Peckinpah’s realistic portrayal of violent death to a gory ritual of metal ripping ... Read More
Elections

Romney Is a Misfit for America

Mitt’s back. The former governor of Massachusetts and occasional native son of Michigan has a new persona: Mr. Utah. He’s going to bring Utah conservatism to the whole Republican party and to the country at large. Wholesome, efficient, industrious, faithful. “Utah has a lot to teach the politicians in ... Read More
Law & the Courts

What the Second Amendment Means Today

The horrifying school massacre in Parkland, Fla., has prompted another national debate about guns. Unfortunately, it seems that these conversations are never terribly constructive — they are too often dominated by screeching extremists on both sides of the aisle and armchair pundits who offer sweeping opinions ... Read More
U.S.

Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More