In this week’s super episode, the Substandard reviews Marvel’s Black Panther. JVL has plenty of questions, two of which aren’t rhetorical. Vic discusses his “blowout” lunch. Sonny reveals his own origin story.More
We recently caught up with Francisco Gonzalez. Francisco is the Director of Philanthropy of National Review Institute, the host of the Agents of Innovation podcast, and recently named among the “Central Florida 100 Voices” by the Orlando Sentinel. The founding directors of Lone Star Policy Institute are alumni of the National Review Institute regional fellows […]
Sorry, Maple Heads. Not. US Women end Canada’s four-consecutive Gold Medal runs on Feb. 22, 2018. More
Tonight on the show Erick tries to push back on the massive amount of misinformation surrounding the gun debate, how the media was duped by the Russian propaganda campaign and his thoughts on the legacy of Billy Graham.More
Victor Davis Hanson argues that the best way to upend insular elites is to relocate political institutions out of cosmopolitan settings.More
Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, reporters Haley Byrd and Andrew Egger discuss bad right-wing responses to the Parkland school shooting, Robert Mueller’s new charges against an obscure foreign lawyer, what’s next for immigration legislation, and the life of evangelist Billy Graham.
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Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to see the Department of Homeland Security taking a thorough, pro-active approach to securing the 2018 midterms. They also slam MSNBC’s Katy Tur for being the latest liberal journalist to suggest Americans frame the gun debate as, “Kids or guns, what do you value more?” Alexandra strongly calls out the intellectual dishonesty and rampant hypocrisy involved in that approach from liberals. They get a kick out Newsweek suggesting that internet bots are really responsible for the ouster of Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, as opposed to his own inappropriate behavior. And they pause to remember the life and legacy of evangelist Billy Graham.More
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In this latest micro episode, the Substandard reflects on the Lenten season. What are the theological implications for the hosts? JVL and Sonny “grill” Vic about his Lenten sacrifice.More
Years ago, as the HDTV conversion approached, I wondered out loud about the cultural changes that might come from station-owners suddenly having multiple digital substations. I wondered if we would soon see changes as consequential as the talk format migrating to AM. I’d been disappointed in all the “retro” stations until, on a drive one […]
Conservative comedian Tim Young offers his irreverent take on the day’s news and politics in the podcast version of the Washington Examiner’s series ‘No Things Considered’. In today’s show, Trump backs Romney’s Senate bid, Jennfier Lawrence says she’ll ‘fix our democracy,’ and a lot of media orgs covered Russian backed anti-Trump rallies.
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“Hell isn’t merely paved with good intentions; it’s walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.” –Aldous Huxley Don’t ever say, “Let’s do lunch sometime!” to me. You’re likely to get the stink eye. More
A century ago, an American president had little to say while the world was ravaged by a flu pandemic. In 2018, in the midst of yet another flu epidemic, so too is President Trump silent. What are the Trump Administration’s options in terms of offering vaccines, speeding up drug research and raising public awareness? Dr. Henry Miller, the Hoover Institution’s Robert Wesson Fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy – and a physician and former flu researcher – discusses how to cure what literally ails the nation.More
At this point I am sick to death of #metoo stories. Enough lives have been ruined, enough women have been wounded in these tales. And I have been debating whether I should even post this story (so it’s a members only post) to avoid being accused of spreading ugly lies. But a man I have […]
Just like in the movie Heathers, the kids from Parkland High School figured out pretty quickly that parroting the media’s Gun Control Narrative will get them on TV. Just to demonstrate how silly it’s gotten, deranged law professor Lawrence Tribe wants to lower the voting age to 16 so Generation Tide Pod can share its wisdom with us.
Teens between 14 and 18 have far better BS detectors, on average, than “adults” 18 and older. Wouldn’t it be great if the voting age were lowered to 16? Just a pipe dream, I know, but . . . #Children’sCrusade?
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America look at a bunch of new polling that shows America sharply divided on banning “assault weapons,” in large agreement on mental illness needing to be addressed, and a majority now liking the tax cuts. They also rip the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for redrawing the congressional map of the state, ignoring the will of the people through their elected representatives and making the map much more favorable to their Democratic friends. And they shudder as fears grow that North Korea may punish their Olympic athletes for failing to medal at the Winter Olympics.More
It is a wrong to feed this false notion to young girls. This is basic science. This is politically motivated crap that pours into our daily lives through movies and other fantasies of the leftist variety. However, there are three recent examples of women in movies who have the true grit to physically and psychologically go up against many men and many manly men, too. Below are shown my three favorite women of these real types in the movies recently (but my heart belongs to Brienne of Tarth, middle … click to see why – UPDATED to higher res video).More
To make maple syrup you first have to tap maple trees. You drill a hole into them, then insert a “spiel” and hang a bucket from it to collect the sap. Later you boil the sap down until it turns to syrup. The ratio is 40:1, so you need 40 gallons of sap for one […]
I am not an aficionado of comic books. I can not argue the merits of Marvel vs. DC. The only comics-based movie I can attest to seeing in the theater was Superman with Christopher Reeve and that was in a whole different universe called “1978.” Fast forward 40 years and my wife suggests we sit down and watch a Netflix series called The Punisher. She hooked me with the words “former Marine.”
OK, I’m in. But first, we have to watch another Marvel/Netflix offering called Daredevil where the protagonist, Frank Castle, is introduced. To put it bluntly, these two series are blood porn. They are violent beyond brutality and after a period of time, like sexual pornography, they are incredibly desensitizing — both in the portrayal of the violence and in the casual manner in which human life is snuffed out.More
Tonight on the show Erick goes over all the media madness surrounding gun control, Trump’s tweets over the weekend, the environmental movements lack of diversity and impeaching Clarence Thomas.More
Last Friday I stumbled into an ugly DC building on Pennsylvania Avenue in search of the IMC (International Mensa Convocation) where I was scheduled to speak.
After a lingering probe of each of my numerous body cavities, the comely security guardette directed me to check out a meeting room on the second floor where she said there were “a number of other odd-looking people” gathered.More