In this latest episode, the Subtandard discusses Ocean’s 8 (spoiler alerts). But things get really interesting when Sonny asks Vic and JVL to come up with their own gender-flipped cast. Plus kid updates on baseball and tap dancing!

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In this latest micro episode, the Substandard discusses the Caps celebration and the upcoming World Cup. JVL expresses his true feelings about parades and hockey. Sonny reveals his love for Premier League soccer. Vic has fond memories of parades—in Germany.

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From the June 4th Danbury (CT) News-Times coverage of the Connecticut Girls Track Championships:

“Terry Miller of Bulkeley won the 100 meters in 11.72 seconds, beating the previous State Open record, set in 2004 by Shanea Calhoun of Wilbur Cross, by one-tenth of a second. She also won the 200 in 24.17 seconds, breaking thye (sic) previous State Open record of 24.24, which was set in 1997 by Shayla Wallace of Northwest Catholic. Miller also placed fourth in the 400 (57.61).”

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After discussing the Washington Capitals ending a 26-year title drought in the nation’s capital, Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud Country Time for vowing to pay the fines and permit fees for kids hassled by the government for running lemonade stands without business licenses. They’re also disgusted as a 57-year-old married man with a high staff position for the Senate Intelligence Committee is charged with leaking classified information to two reporters, including his mistress, who was then 22-years-old. And they note this week’s high profile suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain as the suicide rate skyrockets in much of America, and they implore anyone struggling to go on to find help. Finally, they close on another somber note as they process the news that conservative columnist and commentator Charles Krauthammer has only weeks to live.

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In this latest episode, the Substandard continues discussing Solo: A Star Wars Story—a story of a box office disaster. JVL explains exit velocity and Sonny’s chair flips over. Vic gets saluted by the Swiss Guard. JVL and Vic explain confession to Sonny. Sonny explains 1337. (There’s a lot of explaining going on.) Plus a book plug and fan music!

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the news that outspoken liberal Rep. Keith Ellison is leaving the House of Representatives to run for statewide office in Minnesota, a venture they sincerely hope ends in failure. They also lament that Medicare and Social Security are getting closer to insolvency and neither lawmakers nor most Americans seem all that concerned about it. They also highlight yet another lie perpetrated by the Obama administration in getting the Iran nuclear deal done, this time allowing Iran access to U.S. banks while adamantly telling lawmakers it would not do so.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America groan as President Trump disinvites the Philadelphia Eagles from their White House visit, after most players decided to boycott the event. They also laugh as the normally loquacious Sen. Ted Cruz is left speechless after being asked if he thinks President Trump has the power to pardon himself. And Jim rips outgoing Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz for his pathetic noncommittals on the 2020 presidential race, while explaining how Schultz would likely be a flop in the Democratic primary.

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, digital editor Jonathan V. Last and managing online editor Rachael Larimore join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the recent parade of bad behavior by celebrities, President Trump’s recent pardon announcements and future speculation, and the controversial end to Game One of the NBA Finals.

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, Bill Kristol and Steve Hayes join guest host Jim Swift to discuss the important Game 2 victory by the Washington Capitals, President Trump’s announcement that he’s pardoning Dinesh D’Souza, and the latest about President Trump’s potential summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud President Trump for backing away from next month’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, proving he is not desperate for deal and keeping Kim off balance. While denouncing kneeling during the national anthem as the time or place to make a protest, they also slam Trump for suggesting maybe NFL players who kneel for the national anthem “shouldn’t be in the country.” And they unload on former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for randomly concluding that Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 campaign definitely made the difference in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania and flipped the election results from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump. Jim points out that Clapper and other Trump critics simply refuse to believe that voters made a choice they don’t like.

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The Supremes Fulfill the Prophesy

 

Last year I told you about the Supreme Court accepting a case out of New Jersey where the state sought additional revenue by allowing betting on professional and college sports. The court has now ruled in New Jersey’s favor. By vacating the Federal government’s ban on sports books, the ability to place legal bets may […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem after three previous administrations acknowledged Jerusalem as the Israeli capital but refused to move the embassy. They also wince as Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoes legislation that would allow residents to carry guns without a permit, leading Jim to wonder whether the anti-gun backlash after Parkland is making GOP officials more timid. And they roll their eyes as the media condemn Israel for defending its borders against thousands of Palestinians specifically sent to the border to instigate a response from Israel.

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, associate editor Ethan Epstein and deputy online editor Jim Swift discuss the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, the right-on-right debate about the appropriateness of leaking a White House aide’s despicable remark about Senator John McCain, a look at President Trump’s denuclearization efforts in North Korea, and the Supreme Court’s decision on sports gambling.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to see reports that North Korea is prepared to release three U.S. prisoners, but they’re still cautious about why Kim Jong-Un is suddenly so eager to find common ground. They also shake their heads as Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani reveals that President Trump did reimburse Michael Cohen for his $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels, although he claims Trump didn’t know what the reimbursement was for. And they react to the New York Times story alleging the Washington Redskins took passports away from cheerleaders on a trip to Costa Rica, allowed male sponsors and suite holders to watch the cheerleaders in various states of undress on the photo shoot, and assigned some of them to serve as escorts for the sponsors.

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In this latest mega episode, the Substandard tackles Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. JVL reminds his son there’s no crying in baseball. Vic loves a good buffet and Sonny ranks them.

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, Gregg Easterbrook joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his column recapping the 2018 NFL Draft.

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