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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America tackle ESPN’s decision to stop with the politics and stick with the sports. They also cheer Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards for vowing to sign a heartbeat bill if it reaches his desk. And they step carefully while discussing San Francisco spending more […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America toast the conservative upset in the Australian elections. They also note Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg keeps taking far left positions on issues, disproving the media myth of him being a moderate. And they react to Illinois conservatives wanting to separate Chicago from the […]

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First there were driverless cars, but now the trend is spreading into sports: https://www.foxnews.com/sports/bodexpress-throws-jockey-steals-the-show-at-preakness-stakes More

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Jim is back! Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America get a kick out of New Yorkers bluntly rejecting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 2020 presidential bid but it does give Greg an idea of how to thin the 24-candidate field. They also applaud Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for giving […]

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Highlights from this year’s National Hockey League Stanley Cup playoffs called to mind earlier encounters with a corgi. More

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What It’s Like to Run the Boston Marathon

 

It’s hard to do the Boston Marathon.

After 123 years, the race itself now seems inextricably bound up in an aura of athletic excellence, reaching near-mythic status. Just to say “Boston Marathon” (or even just “Boston”) is to invoke a goal or an accomplishment of seemingly impossible caliber. But if you have your sights set on Boston, as I did, then this is exactly what you are trying to do: become part of one of the most famous and grueling athletic pursuits accessible to non-elites and non-Olympians.

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The Vegas Golden Knights and the San Jose Sharks have a passionate, and intense dislike for each other. 205 penalty minutes accrued in a seven game series is a pretty good indication of the passionate, intense dislike between the two teams. They hate each other. With 10 minutes to go in the third period of […]

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America have a strong difference of opinion about Tiger Woods, but both are impressed by the comeback Woods pulled off to recover from debilitating injuries and win a fifth Masters green jacket. They also enjoy watching House Speaker Nancy Pelosi try to downplay how socialists […]

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“How can you not leave everything on the ice when the captain is standing in front of the net with a mouth full of blood?” Joe Pavelski, the San Jose Sharks Captain, lost some teeth in the first playoff game of 2019 against the Las Vegas Golden Knights. In this day of Twitter swooning over […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America breathe a sigh of relief after an ISIS-inspired terror plot targeting Maryland’s National Harbor was stopped. They also take a look at the recent polls in Virginia and speculate as to how state Democrats are mired in horrible scandals yet the voters want none […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud the Trump Administration for finally designating the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps a “foreign terrorist organization” after the group has for years sponsored and participated in terrorism throughout the Middle East. They also worry that the revolving door of cabinet officials in the Trump […]

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The Eyes of Texas

 

The Baylor Lady Bears beat Notre Dame, the defending Women’s College Basketball champions, to win the NCAA championship Sunday night. The Lady Bears were solidly in control for much of the game, thanks to tremendous defense, led by their version of the Twin Towers (think classic Houston Rockets). Then their biggest star player, Lauren Cox, got tangled in her footwork with a Notre Dame player, and her knee went in an entirely unnatural direction.

Cox collapsed in agony and had to be taken off the court in a wheelchair. After an x-ray, she came back to the bench with a heavy brace and crutches. The comfortable double-digit lead evaporated, as Notre Dame not only got hot but took advantage of the weaker defense under the net. Finally, the defending champions took a one-point lead late in the fourth quarter.

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Spring has sprung, baseball season is underway, and the theme of the Opening Day coverage was that baseball is broken. Attendance last season was down 3 million from the prior season and 10 million over the past decade. World Series ratings are trending downward as well, and to add insult to injury Kyler Murray spurned […]

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Have you had enough of the Mueller Report? Done smoldering over Smollett? Jazzed at opening day for MLB? Then have we got the show for you! This episode features a conversation with Henry Olsen about the lessons of the 2018 midterm, how the Democratic presidential field for 2020 is shaping up (with lots of mockery […]

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Yes. Liberty University, in its first appearance at the Big Dance, won it’s first NCAA tournament game. Simply making it into the tournament is an accomplishment for a basketball program—a well-compensated accomplishment at that. Did the Liberty Flames just torch your backet?  More

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the news that the Mueller probe will likely end soon with no further indictments. They wonder why President Trump is so insistent upon inviting New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft to the White House with his team and whether he would be smarter […]

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Welcome mama bears and daddy bears to this the 216th edition of the Harvard Lunch Club political podcast – the Kraft Bears edition of the show – with your unbearable hosts, east coast radio guy Todd Feinburg and west coast AI guy Mike Stopa. We come to you every week with the pithy, the provocative […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome a Politico report showing that even if liberals soaked “the rich” they wouldn’t come anywhere close to paying for single-payer health care or the Green New Deal. They also shake their heads as testimony from former FBI attorney Lisa Page suggests the FBI […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are a bit surprised by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff signaling they don’t plan to pursue impeachment of President Trump unless there’s a bipartisan consensus for it. They also look on sadly as New York City’s exorbitant taxes […]

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