On this week’s second COMMENTARY podcast, the boys discuss the ways in which the election results make it clear liberals are going to use the power they have left—cultural supremacy—to try and hold the line against Donald Trump and the Republicans, and whether it will work. And whether offering corporate welfare to Carrier will help Trump in the long run. Give a listen.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America have all crazy news today.  They slam Pres. Obama for suggesting that Fox News being on in restaurants and bars is the reason Democrats fell short in 2016.  They also unload on BuzzFeed for demanding to know whether popular HGTV hosts agree with their pastor about homosexuality being a sin –  which leads to a bunch of fun tangents about HGTV in general.  And they rip Democrats and the media for throwing a hissy fit about the Electoral College and even intimidating electors just weeks after clutching their pearls about Trump possibly not accepting the election results.

After a brief excursion at sea sans Rob Long, the men of GLoP return to their landlocked status to opine on the zeitgeist of the day. This week, RIP Fidel (yay!), that ridiculous BuzzFeed piece on the HGTV stars, why the passing of former NBC Entertainment exec Grant Tinker is important, who is the greatest male and female star all off times, and of course, some tales of old and new Hollywood. ¡Viva GLoP!

Chuckles, @EJHill

City Journal editor Brian C. Anderson and contributing editor Heather Mac Donald (author of the New York Times bestseller “The War on Cops“) discuss law and order in the Donald Trump administration, how the left’s anti-police narrative contributed to his victory, and Trump’s choice to head the Justice Department.

“Donald Trump was the only person that was willing to talk about the breakdown of law and order in the inner cities and saying that that is the most fundamental government responsibility, without which nothing else matters.” — Heather Mac Donald

On this episode of the Smart Girl Politics Podcast, Vicky Manning, one of Virginia Beach’s most recently elected school board members, joins Tami to talk politics at the local level. Learn what prompted this relatively politically uninvolved military wife and mom to run for her local school board, what the process was, and why she thinks you, too, should get involved.

Jay wanted to turn to Lincoln Diaz-Balart, to get his thoughts on the death of Fidel Castro. Diaz-Balart is a veteran Miami lawyer and politician. He served in Congress for nearly 20 years. His family has been prominent in politics, both in pre-Castro Cuba and in the United States. His father, Rafael, was a friend of Castro’s; his aunt, Rafael’s sister, married Castro. But soon, Rafael and Castro had a sharp parting of the ways.

Lincoln Diaz-Balart’s reflections come from deep experience and knowledge. You will want to cock an ear to them.

Richard Epstein describes how government interventions have driven the Golden State’s housing prices to extraordinary heights.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America have only good martinis Wednesday.  They are very bullish about many of the Trump cabinet selections.  They enjoy watching the left prove out radical it is by how it responds to a simple Trump tweet.  And we love watching Senate Democrats regret scrapping the filibuster for political appointments.

It’s the first post-election Law Talk, and Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are here to answer all your questions about the Trump Administration: are there legal consequences for the incoming president’s potential conflicts of interest? Could a President Trump really strip flag-burners of their citizenship? Will Attorney General Jeff Sessions thwart marijuana legalization in the states?

Plus, what Obama Administration initiatives will be hardest to undo? And exactly what responsibility do members of the Electoral College have to voters? Then stick around to hear Epstein on California’s bizarre new IMDB law and Yoo on gambling in the Caribbean. In other words, just another day in the faculty lounge.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome Donald Trump’s nominations of Rep. Tom Price and Elaine Chao.  We also debate whether Trump should seriously consider David Petraeus given his history of improperly handling classified information.  And we discuss the absurd victim complex of the Ohio State terrorist.

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for November 28, 2016 it’s the Trump Killed Fidel edition of the show! Trump stuns the world winning the big election and just like that Fidel exits stage left to his eternal reward. Coincidence? We think not. We discuss how finally Fidel’s place in history is well-urned. Yuk, yuk. Should the Cuban government have kept their glorious leader in corporum eternus in the manner of Castro’s inspiration and guide V.I. Lenin (who continues to greet tourists to this day in his subterranean mausoleum)? Might an embalmed Fidel have come in handy as the greeting face at the future Havana Disney World’s Yesterday Exhibit? We’ll discuss.

And, why do liberals continue to whine and moan in utter hysteria over Trump and what can we do to get them to keep it up forever? Todd tells the story of a colleague who forwards all manner of diatribe to him – including a hilarious piece by Milo Yiannopoulos entitled Here’s Why There Ought to Be a Cap on Women Studying Science and Maths, the humor of which appears to have eluded said colleague. We’ll talk about Milo’s argument and the perspective of Nobel Prize Winner Tim Hunt regarding which Mike giving his informed scientific opinion.

Bernard Cornwell seeks to retell the history of England’s founding through his historical novels–and the adventure continues in his latest, The Flame Bearer.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Cornwell discusses why Alfred the Great was so great, how his main character is loosely based on one of his own ancient ancestors, and for how long he thinks he’ll keep on adding new titles to this current series of books.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America gladly welcome the demise of brutal Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.  They also slam Pres. Obama and other leaders and media figures for their mealy-mouthed statements about Castro’s record and give Donald Trump credit for getting the story right.  And they shake their heads at Jill Stein’s money grab posing as a recount effort.  They also slam Hillary Clinton for joining the effort and and Donald Trump for alleging voter fraud that supposedly cost him the popular vote.

In the latest COMMENTARY podcast, the election you thought was over, well, isn’t. Hillary Clinton’s team announces its intention to join a recount in the upper Midwest, sending the nation hurtling back into its partisan corners and preventing Democrats from coming to terms with why they lost. Also, how the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro exposed the left’s nostalgia for revolutionary communism and, with it, an utter contempt for human rights.

Richard Epstein looks at the legal and policy controversies emanating from the office of the president-elect.

It’s a special Thanksgiving season broadcast of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe, the Nihilist in Golfpants convening to give thanks for our many blessings.   Topic discussions include:

*  Holiday day time drinking suggestions, featuring the Brutal Mimosa and the Ramos Gin Fizz.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America observe Black Friday by each handing out three Christmas gifts to very worthy recipients.  Those getting presents include Kellyanne Conway, the Clintons, Huma Abedin, Harry Reid, and Paul Ryan.

jay-costThe team takes one more turn at post-election analysis and this time it’s Jay Cost of the Weekly Standard joining Jay and Neal to talk. The gang discussed the particulars of the election, as well as what the GOP needs to do to keep those rust belt states. Also, they discuss the breakdown of political civility. Whereas it’s fine to be passionate about your beliefs, it doesn’t mean the other side is evil. Finally, they spend some time talking about “The Walking Dead” and Jay answers the ever-important question — Star Wars or Star Trek?

Thanksgiving is here once again, and the full crew is home for the holidays. James, Rob, and Peter discuss the recent cabinet appointments (including Peter’s first person experiences with Jim Mattis), the media freakout, some reflections on wrong predictions, few stories from the recent NR cruise, what it’s like to run a big time network TV show, ac couple of posts from the Member Feed, and finally, some thoughts on what we’re thankful for. Have a great Thanksgiving, everyone!

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America prepare for Thanksgiving by each listing three things they’re politically thankful for this year.

What does South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s nomination to lead the American mission to the United Nations say about Donald Trump? Quite a few surprising and even encouraging things, according to COMMENTARY Magazine podcast hosts John Podhoretz, Abe Greenwald, and Noah Rothman.

The gang discusses the prospect of Mitt Romney’s ascension to the post of Secretary of State, Donald Trump’s desire to divest from his company, and the high stakes should he choose not to do so.

In this episode of American Wonk, Avik Roy returns to the topic of the 2016 election with the guy who had it all figured out before anyone else: Sean Trende  the Senior Elections Analyst at RealClearPolitics and author of The Lost Majority: Why the Future of Government is Up for Grabs and Who Will Take It. Sean also co-authored the 2014 edition of the Almanac of American Politics.

Sean discusses his controversial articles from four and three years ago: “The Case of the Missing White Voters,” and “The Case of the Missing White Voters, Revisited,” in which Sean noted that 6 to 7 million white voters who voted in 2008 didn’t show up in 2012. Most notably, those voters weren’t classic conservative voters, but rather blue-collar whites without college degrees in Rust Belt states like Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

Teri and Tami are back together for a three mojito brunch! Mojitos include Melania not moving to the White House (and why Teri might not be okay with that), sexist Swedish snow plows, sexist Disney films (because of course), and why we can all look forward to being called neo-nazis for the next four years.

City Journal editor Brian Anderson and contributing editor Aaron M. Renn discuss Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential race, the popular discontent that led to his rise, and the future of the Trump administration.

City Journal is a magazine of urban affairs, published by the Manhattan Institute.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are generally encouraged by Donald Trump’s plan for the first 100 days on energy, immigration, national security and more.  They also scratch their heads as Trump announces he will not pursue charges against Hillary Clinton, a power the president doesn’t actually have.  And they get a kick out of the push for California secession but glumly admit it probably won’t actually happen.