Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are encouraged by new Senate polls in four states.  They also find some satisfaction in reports that NFL ratings are way down this season.  And they discuss the public spat by Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly and Sean Hannity over their very different coverage of Donald Trump in 2016.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer Mike Pence for consistently articulating conservative principles in Tuesday’s vice presidential debate.  They’re unimpressed with moderator Elaine Quijano for failing to stop Tim Kaine’s incessant interruptions and tons of cross talk.  And they slam Kaine’s overall performance and question the Democrats’ strategy in the debate.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Ian Tuttle of National Review preview the vice presidential debate and point out these candidates are better than the presidential nominees and that we’ll actually see one conservative on stage this fall.  They also groan that conservatives are largely depending on Julian Assange to defeat Hillary Clinton.  And they discuss the latest invasion of political correctness into the U.S. military.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to hacked audio from February, in which Hillary Clinton says Sanders supporters are living in their parents’ basements buying into a false promise of a political revolution.  They also slam Rudy Giuliani for saying we’ve all had infidelities.  And we disagree that Donald Trump is a genius for using massive losses in 1995 to legally avoid federal income taxes for almost 20 years, but also slam critics who say he should have paid anyway and that paying taxes is some form of patriotism.

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I can’t always recommend an article from Politico, but a friend of mine who insists I’m secretly a feminist often sends me articles like Buckley and Feminism  to open a discussion about the conservative position on women. This piece proved insightful and interesting, especially after Donald Trump–not a man I’d call an intellectual–has spent so much time […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud Congress for overturning an Obama veto by huge margins and allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia.  They also sigh as Fox News is forced to tell their hosts that online polls about who won Monday’s debate are not the same as a scientific poll.  And they wonder what Gary Johnson is smoking as he fails to name a single leader he respects.  Actually, we’re pretty sure we know what he’s smoking.

Extreme Sloppiness at the Wall Street Journal

 
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Hillsdale College.

At noon, while waiting for lunch, I glanced at The Wall Street Journal and noticed that, in the “Personal Journal” section, on pp. R4-R9, that newspaper — with the help of Times Higher Education — had provided its readers with a list of 497 American colleges ranked in light of endowment, likelihood that graduates would get a job, engagement, environment, average salary of graduates, and the like.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America get a kick out of Hillary Clinton claiming that her massive wealth does not hinder her understanding of what working Americans go through but Donald Trump’s does.  They also wonder why the media are so stunned to see former Virginia Republican Sen. John Warner endorsing Hillary Clinton.  And they have fun with Howard Dean’s speculation that Donald Trump may be using cocaine.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America break down the performances of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Lester Holt – pointing out their strengths and weaknesses, but mostly their weaknesses.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America shake their heads at the pre-debate circus, including the Clinton campaign demanding that Lester Holt play fact checker.  They also slam Ted Cruz for endorsing Trump after saying in July he would not be a “servile puppy” to someone who attacked his wife and father.  And they laugh as Bernie Sanders, who ran a campaign calling for a political revolution, tells his supporters not to cast protest votes for third party candidates.

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Popular periodicals have changed. I’ve been perusing Good Housekeeping, Readers Digest, and Women’s Day for years. Since 2008 or so, I’ve noticed some differences in tone and material. First, there’s far more shameless product placement in the women’s magazines, and perhaps in the Digest too, although it’s more prominent in publications for ladies. Now an article on house decor is not just an […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America help Hillary Clinton understand why she’s not 50 points ahead and enjoy the fact she’s blaming union members for her close race.  They also slam Twitter for suspending Instapundit Glenn Reynolds for his controversial tweet during the Charlotte riots.  And they shake our heads as Gary Johnson continues to demonstrate he’s just odd – this time speaking with his tongue out of his mouth during a national television interview.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America get a kick out Hillary Clinton calling Tim Kaine a “terrible choice” for a running mate back in 2008.  They also discuss two consecutive nights of rioting in Charlotte.  And they’re puzzled at the media’s lack of interest in news that ISIS launched a chemical attack against U.S. troops.

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The inclusion of “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace as one of the moderators for this fall’s presidential debates sparked a firestorm when he told colleague and media reporter Howard Kurtz that it wasn’t his job as a moderator to fact-check the candidates during the actual debate. I do not believe that it is my […]

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Not too many days go by in my perusal of the news and punditry that I do not think about the calm and intelligent, “happy warrior” Tony Snow. I am not sure why we lose such credits to our cause. If anyone was able to convince a non conservative of the rectitude of our philosophy […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America lament multiple terrorist attacks over the weekend and the renewed concern that the U.S. is not keeping up with the threat.  They also express their thankfulness that no one was killed and praise the FBI for swiftly zeroing in on those responsible and nabbing them.  And they unload on CNN for editing Hillary Clinton’s reference to the “bombing” so they can keep hammering Trump for doing the very same thing.

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A friend of mine posted this from Dan Rather. If you don’t want to read it, I’ll summarize. Trump is horrible. The press must suspend their usual objectivity, band together, and defeat him. https://www.facebook.com/theDanRather/posts/10157430091225716 Preview Open

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