David and Alexandra talk with the Washington Examiner‘s Tim Carney about his outstanding new book, Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse.

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David and Alexandra discuss Trump’s national security declaration, the role of personal responsibility in populist economics, and the results of a poll of Democratic attitudes towards late-term abortion.

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David and Alexandra discuss a trio of Democratic scandals, from Ilhan Omar’s anti-semitic tweets, to the rape accusations against Justin Fairfax, and to a Green New Deal so far-fetched that it represents a scandalous con job all to itself. Can the Democrats actually get away with endorsing something so absurd?

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Another smackdown between David and Rich on The Editors, only this time it’s over the NBA. On a more serious note, Rich, Charlie, Michael, and David discuss the meltdown of Virginia Democrats and takeaways from Trump’s SoTU. They finish up by cover immigration and Elizabeth Warren in all exit-question round.

Editors’ picks:
• Rich: Jonah Goldberg’s cover piece in the new magazine issue.
• David: Ben Shapiro on forgiveness.
• Charlie: Kevin Williamson’s “The Politics of Manifest Destiny.”
• MBD: Armond White on Brawl in Cell Block 99.

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David and Alexandra discuss the best and worst of the State of the Union, express astonishment at the Democratic meltdown in Virginia, and then analyze the implications of a key Supreme Court case.

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David and Alexandra lament the Super Bowl, break down the disturbing and weird scandals in Virginia, explore when years-old allegations should derail political careers, discuss Alexandra’s debut in The Atlantic, and close with a short Sunday School lesson involving Ben Shapiro, Christian colleges, and the problem of fear.

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As radical legislators push to remove restrictions on late-term abortion in New York, Virginia, Vermont, and Rhode Island, David and Alexandra call for a total and complete shutdown of the Democratic Party until we can figure out what’s going on.

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David and Alexandra lament New York’s new abortion-rights law, discuss whether Roger Stone is a Bond villain or Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers films, and end with a few words about media bias.

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David and Alexandra dive into the Covington Catholic controversy, compare it to Kavanaugh’s case, and then discuss important developments in the fight for life. David closes with a brief rant about the BuzzFeed controversy.

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David and Alexandra discuss the difference between likability and lovability, including how politicians can be adored by their base. They introduce the “lovability formula” and evaluate the Democratic presidential contenders on that basis. Alexandra tells us why Kirsten Gillibrand won’t be president, and David and Alexandra both break down Beto’s doubts about the Constitution.

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David and Alexandra roll through four controversies in one pod. Why won’t the women’s march disavow Louis Farrakhan once and for all? Why is masculinity under attack from left and right? What do millennials really believe about abortion? And will the lawless judicial resistance to Trump actually work?

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Alexandra and David ask whether a Trump declaration of a state of emergency on the border would in fact be a “creative surrender” to the Democrats, and they talk about the latest religious test applied to a Catholic judicial nominee.

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David and Reihan battle it out over populism while Charlie goes on a rant about the unconstitutionality of presidential declarations of emergency on today’s gripping edition of The Editors.

Editors’ picks:
• Rich: An article in the new issue on conservatism by the late Charles Krauthammer.
• Reihan: Fred Bauer on a unifying agenda.
• Charlie: Kyle’s article on morality clauses in contracts.
• David: Andy’s piece on Trump giving Mueller reasons to pursue the collusion probe.

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It’s the year-end wrap-up on this week’s edition of The Editors. Join Rich, Charlie, David, and Michael as they discuss the best and worst people, politics, and podcast moments of 2018.

The Editors is hosted by Rich Lowry and produced by Sarah Schutte.

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Join Rich, Charlie, David, and Michael on today’s Editors for a heated debate over Trump’s decision to pull out of Syria, their breakdown of the Flynn sentencing debacle, and an analysis of the demise of the Weekly Standard.

Editors’ picks:
• Rich: Graham Hillard on church names in the upcoming issue.
• David: Teddy Kupfer on white liberals.
• Charlie: Kyle’s review of Aquaman.
• MBD: Jay Nordlinger’s interview with a Vietnamese pop singer.

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Today on The Editors, Rich, Charlie, Luke, and David discuss the political blowback from last week’s bomb threats and tragic synagogue shooting, debate a potential executive order targeting the 14th Amendment, and lay out all their election predictions ahead of next Tuesday.

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the resignation of three CNN reporters after the redaction of a deceptive story on a top Trump advisor. They also express frustration over the tactics of Senate Republicans as the debate over the new healthcare bill escalates.Then, they decry the double standard, as it provides little coverage of the FBI’s bank fraud investigation of Bernie Sanders’ wife. And they defend John McEnroe’s controversial comments on NPR that while Serena Williams is the best women’s player of all time, she would struggle greatly on the men’s tour.

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