"The Capitals’ overachieving year threatens, again, to end in doom and gloom"

Game 4 against Tampa was bad. How bad? This bad:

When the Washington Capitals lost Game 4 to Tampa Bay on Thursday night, nobody in the crowd booed. Not a one that I could hear, devastating as that loss was. As they poured up aisles to the exits, Capitals fans wore similar red garb and uniform expressions, too — not resignation, not dejection, not anything really. They didn’t even look upset or displeased. They might as well have been walking out of a revival of “Romeo and Juliet,” where the story ended just as they expected, as it always does: Everybody you love dies.

But after wins in games 6 and 7, the dream lives on! Starting Monday night, go Caps!

Do you want to understand what the deal is with the Clinton campaign, in league with the Deep State . . .

. . . planting a spy in the Trump campaign is all about, but you don't want to spend a huge amount of time on it? I recommend these two pieces:

Andrew McCarthy, NRO: "In Politicized Justice, Desperate Times Call for Disparate Measures".

Glenn Greenwald: " The FBI Informant Who Monitored the Trump Campaign, Stefan Halper, Oversaw a CIA Spying Operation in the 1980 Presidential Election.

(Note that the second one anticipates what may well be the Left's storyline: It was a Nixon/Reagan guy who did it! Don't blame us! And payback is a bitch!)

"Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca shares the ‘inside story’ behind hiring Brad Stevens"

Not too complicated.

After Rivers left at the end of June 2013, the Celtics had to quickly assemble a roster of viable replacements. But one candidate emerged as an obvious frontrunner from the beginning.

“Danny put together a list,” Pagliuca said. “The first person on the list was Brad Stevens, and the second person on the list was Brad Stevens, and the third person on the list was Brad Stevens. There wasn’t really much beyond Brad Stevens.”