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What would Tony Soprano think of Donald Trump?

Tony Soprano is back, in the media if not in prime time. In the year of the Superhero, the anti-hero is old news, but the ghost of the mob boss of “The Sopranos,” the end of the ‘90s blockbuster, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the premiere. “The Sopranos” was a true cultural and political icon, and Tony has been summoned from the grave to talk about what he would think about Donald Trump as the president.

Gillette's "We Believe: The Best Men Can Be" is billed as a "short film" that encourages men to contemplate "toxic masculinity," "bullying" and other concerns tied to the #MeToo movement. (Image: YouTube, Gillette video screenshot)

Liberals and Gillette characterizing all men as predators

One of the left’s favorite tactics to control a society is to divide and conquer. For generations now, the liberal establishment has sought to pit blacks against whites, gays against straights and women against men. While there are differences between people, the concerted effort to exacerbate problems, increase them and then use them politically, continues on.

Crimes without punishment in Argentina

For more than a decade, Alberto Nisman had been investigating the worst terrorist attack ever committed on Argentine soil: The 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. Eighty-five people were killed and hundreds injured.

Illustration on drugs and the insecure border by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Drugs and illegal immigration

Our failure to control our southern border is a national disgrace and Americans are paying the price. Unfair competition from illegal workers has diminished our middle class. The flood of illegal narcotics has brought misery and death to thousands of Americans.

Big Bird Promoting Online Gambling to Minors Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Regulating Internet gambling

On Monday night, the Department of Justice (DOJ) restored the long-standing federal prohibition on all forms of Internet gambling. Reports of this action led free-lance writer David Hogberg to write a misguided op-ed in these pages.

Illustration on single payer health care and the EU by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why Britons are sick of single-payer health care

The British National Health Service (NHS) is unraveling. This month, authorities said they’d consider relaxing official targets for waits in the country’s emergency rooms. At present, the system aims to see and admit, discharge or transfer 95 percent of patients within four hours.

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In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, second right, and China's President Xi Jinping, second left, attend their bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A U.S.-Chinese cease-fire on tariffs gives jittery companies a respite but does little to resolve a war over Beijing's technology ambitions that threaten to chill global economic growth. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Suiting up for a trade war

The United States and China are drifting into a trade war, and it's worrying almost everybody. It's a peculiar war, compared to such struggles of previous centuries. Its importance is sometimes minimized in importance because of the blind spots both countries have for one another. Neither country seems to have an adequate appreciation of the other's very different environment.

Fraught lives and an animate piano

The piano in Chris Cander's novel is made from spruce, selected from a snowy Romanian forest by Joseph Bluthner, who only ever chose the very best trees: Old ones with at least seven annular rings per centimeter. From these he made the pianos that bear his name. Famed for their warmth of tone they "were beloved of the likes of Schumann and Liszt."

Rap the elephant in the room

The Gillette company is getting well-deserved blowback this week over their "toxic masculinity" shaving cream ad, which has many viewers signaling for a time out. Masculinity is not toxic, but in fact life-protecting and life-nurturing, just as much as femininity is.

Sweep out bogus patents

A recent op-ed spoke to the need for bipartisan solutions to lower drug prices ("Double jeopardy on patents discourages drug innovation," Web, Jan. 2). But under the banner of "protecting drug innovation," it conflates two distinct processes: the role of drug patents under the Hatch-Waxman Act and a newer process created by Congress to clear the system of flimsy, improperly issued patents (known as IPR, or inter partes reviews). This patent obfuscation and defense of every single drug patent — even weak ones — at all costs is one big reason American consumers pay the highest drug prices on the planet.

In this photo taken Monday, June 4, 2018, a painting of the Last Supper is seen next to posters quoting China's constitution on religious freedom in a house church shut down by authorities near the city of Nanyang in central China's Henan province. Under President Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, believers are seeing their freedoms shrink dramatically even as the country undergoes a religious revival. Experts and activists say that as he consolidates his power, Xi is waging the most severe systematic suppression of Christianity in the country since religious freedom was written into the Chinese constitution in 1982. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) ** FILE **

Religious Freedom Day, a time to reflect -- and fight

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Religious Freedom Day is being celebrated at choice spots around the nation, giving Americans who take such matters for granted a brief moment in time to consider: Not all have it so First Amendment-y free and easy. In fact, a look at the statistics show most don't have it so free and easy when it comes to worshipping.

Former slugger Harold Baines' impact on two franchises was a reason for being selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Modern Era Committee last month. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

LOVERRO: Hall of Famers should be selected for impact, not just stats

Voting has already taken place among the eligible baseball writers, and the results will be revealed on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Many ballots have already been made public by voters, and I'll make mine public here. But as I have often said, the vote often turns into a venom-filled referendum on truth and justice instead of simply a decision about a baseball player's career.