There’s no magazine for the Memorial Day weekend but the guys from Mag Men are still around. In this episode, the group discusses the sometimes absurd and makes-no-sense reopenings and how its confusing. There’s also the criticism of keeping parks, tennis courts, soccer fields and hiking trails closed.

Also up for discussion is Ben Smith’s piece in the New York Times about Ronan Farrow and how resistance journalism gets a pass when the writers are misleading or get something wrong.

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Everyone is here and the guys have a long discussion about the Michael Flynn case and the dropping of charges by the Justice Department. It’s a mess and even those critical of Trump and Flynn are not thrilled with how this played out, including the co-hosts.

The Democrats want to see Trump’s financial documents. Trump refused and now the Supreme Court will make the decision. Is it legitimate or nothing but a means to embarrass Trump?

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With all the news still going on about the coronavirus, the guys decided to discuss several issues that aren’t directly related to the pandemic.

First up is the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare. The Trump administration relaxed the rules for having to provide them for employees and appeals court stopped it. The Supreme Court took up the issue. Also, the Super PAC called The Lincoln Project released an ad called, “Mourning in America,” a take on Ronald Reagan’s famous reelection ad from 1984, except this one is a direct shot at President Trump, who didn’t take it very well. The guys also discuss Josh Hawley’s op-ed in the New York Times calling for the abolishment of the World Trade Organization.

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It’s a coronavirus free episode! I mean, it’s mentioned but only in the context of other discussions. Grant was MIA for this episode, it was just the Three Amigos.

Joe Biden finally dealt directly with the sexual assault allegations made against him by Tara Reade. He appeared on Morning Joe and likely was not expecting such a tough interview. He didn’t look good, but it also wasn’t terrible and now the rest of the press can leave it alone.

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It’s been several weeks and so much has changed. Instead of discussion continued lockdown, states are beginning to talk about getting people back to work. The guys discuss the pros and cons and what people will choose to do, outside of whatever permission they’re getting from Governors and state legislatures.

There’s also a long discussion about the press and its treatment of the Tara Reade sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden and how it differs from the coverage of Brett Kavanaugh.

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With 10 million people filing unemployment claims in March, and 6.6 million of those in the final week of the month, the coronavirus’s economic impact begin to rumble around the country. The guys discuss what can be done, what the political impacts for Trump and Biden will be and what’s going to be the best way to get out of it and get the country back on track.

With everyone in a state of quarantine, the group discusses what they’re watching, listening to and what video games they’re playing (if any) as well as how they’re getting their sports fix.

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The coronavirus disruption continues and so the guys from Mag Men who were all home again, practicing social distancing, doing the show via Skype.

As the episode was recording, Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed in principle to a $2 trillion coronavirus relief/stimulus package. The guys discuss if it will do any good and if there will need to be another down the road.

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What people hoped was something that might not get all that bad — got bad. The coronavirus has created a lot of disruption and that includes the guys from Mag Men who were all home, practicing social distancing, and recorded this episode via Skype.

The guys talk more about the steps getting take to combat the virus, the stimulus package that is under debate and the ramifications it will have for business and industry as well as what will work best for people in the form of direct payments to help keep the economy afloat.

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The guys talk about Super Tuesday II and what it means for Bernie Sanders’ campaign as well as the general election. We also get into a little of Biden’s showdown with a voter in Michigan.

The gang then goes on to discuss Coronavirus and how “the elites” at CPAC are fine with telling members of Congress and VIP’s who came into contact with an attendee diagnosed with coronavirus but are leaving the plebs in the dark. Also, the politics of coronavirus and what it means for Trump’s reelection bid and also the health of the economy overall.

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Welcome to the debut episode of Mag Men, the Washington Examiner Magazine Editors podcast. The show features Executive Editor, Seth Mandel, Managing Editor Jay Caruso, Deputy Editor J. Grant Addison and Life & Arts Editor Park MacDougald.

  • Please forgive us for some of the sound issues. We’re in the process of making it sound a whole lot better.

On today’s episode, the group discusses the Super Tuesday results and what it means for both Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. They also take a look at what could happen in the future and possible VP choices. They also talk about some conservatives’ affinity for Sanders and whether that’s just part of a plan to prop him up or genuine regard for his candidacy.

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Coming soon: A weekly podcast from the editors of the Washington Examiner Magazine.

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“The business of America is business.” – Calvin Coolidge. When it comes to business, Carol Roth knows the deal. Her resume is extensive so Jay wanted to talk to her about business leadership, the economy, Donald Trump and also what she thinks of Trump’s new economic advisor, Larry Kudlow. She also talks a little sports and more importantly, she discusses her venture called Future File. This is a legacy planning system that she developed so that people can prepare for when loved ones pass away. Be sure to check that out.

Also, Carol talks about the time she had a mic-drop moment on Twitter in 2012 with Piers Morgan.

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How old does one have to be to be considered an adult? Officially, in the United States, that age is 18. But the government has exceptions to that rule and it makes zero sense. In some cases and in some states, you’re considered an adult at 18. In others, 21. In some states, two types of the same activity, such as gambling, have two different minimum ages depending upon the type of gambling one engages in. It’s all so absurd and it does nothing but create confusion for people who believe they are adults. Jay takes 15 minutes to raise questions about it and hopefully make people think about the issue.

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Another day. Another mass shooting. While violent crime sits at near all-time lows, several of the worst mass shootings in our nation’s history have happened in the last several years. The recent mass shooting in Parkland, FL served to take the conversation to a new level where hopefully, conservatives and liberals can agree on some gun control reforms. Unfortunately, it won’t be easy. People still want “assault weapons bans” that do not work and “universal background checks” that do not serve a useful purpose. So what to do? National Review writer, attorney and Iraq War veteran David French joins Jay and Amy to talk about some of those solutions that could help and get conservative support.

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Ken Eurell became a cop in the NYPD at the age of 20 in the early 1980s. At the time, the department, having dealt with massive cutbacks in 1975, had a force made up of young cops and veterans who joined the department in the 1960s. This made corruption rampant and, with the rise of the crack wars in the ’80s, it opened a new avenue for cops to make money. Ken worked in the 75th precinct in the East New York area of Brooklyn. At the time he started working with his partner Mike Dowd, New York City had 1,700–2,100 homicides a year (as opposed to 2017 when the city had a total of 293) with the 75th one of the most dangerous precincts in all of New York.

Ken discusses with Jay how it all happened, how he and his partner Mike Dowd came to work for a drug dealer before becoming drug dealers themselves. You can watch the documentary The Seven Five on Netflix but also be sure to pick up the book, Betrayal in Blue: The Shocking Memoir of the Scandal That Rocked the NYPD.

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So the infamous Devin Nunes memo finally had a release date. What was in it? How much of a big deal is it? What political ramifications will it have? These questions and more required somebody with some legal knowledge in national security, and who better than Brad Moss? He joined Amy and Jay to discuss it all, then the co-hosts spoke about the politics of the week including President Trump’s State of the Union speech.

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How did Trump do in his first year? How did he do on judges? Taxes? Foreign policy? In his role as President and leader of The United States? Amy and Jay break that all down with National Review Senior Editor, Jay Nordlinger. They went into a long discussion not only about Trump but on how the institutions of the United States are keeping everything moving. They grappled with news coverage and what people read to keep themselves grounded on all the issues. It was a great conversation.

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Journalism had some high notes and some low notes in 2017. Elaina Plott, a young journalist at the Washingtonian, proved to be one of the high notes with her work. Jay and Amy talk to her about how she got started, her influences, what her thinking is about the state of journalism today, and what the media needs to do to gain back some of the trust they’ve lost.

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2017 is over already — what a year! It’s hard to imagine a better way of finishing it than having Buzzfeed’s Political Editor, Katherine Miller, on the show to talk about stuff from 2017. Jay and Katherine talked about their favorite movies, music and streaming shows. In addition, they talked news and politics – what were the big stories of the year and what were the most surprising stories of the year. Be sure to check out Katherine’s tweet thread where she talks about her favorite pieces from 2017 as well as the links below to the music she discussed:

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Why do people distrust the media? And why do conservatives distrust the media even more? There are many reasons and some of them occurred in just the last week. Jay and Amy touch on issues related to CNN, Jimmy Kimmel, and the NY Times’ laughable math about the lies President Obama told in his two terms. They also offer up some advice for people in the media to regain that trust.

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