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Greg Corombos of Radio America and David French of National Review applaud Democrats for suddenly recognizing and appreciating things like federalism, freedom of dissent, and the separation of powers now that Republicans are headed back to the White House. They also slam the anti-Trump protesters for blocking traffic and engaging in violence and the colleges offering safe spaces, counseling, and even crayons and Play-Doh to students bothered by Trump’s win. And they discuss the liberal calls for abolishing the Electoral College.
Charles G. Koch explains what makes Tom Wolfe compelling reading.
Originally published as a 27-part serial in Rolling Stone, then heavily revised for novelization, this 1987 tome set in New York City is considered by many to be the quintessential novel of the 1980s – receiving both widespread critical acclaim and weeks on best-seller lists.
Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club podcast for November 9, 2016 it’s the “Trump is a Genius” edition of the podcast. We’ll discuss the new reality of November 9, 2016. We’ve been wondering what this day was going to be like for *ever*. And it turns out to be better than we could possibly have imagined it! Not only did Trump win, but the sheer energy of the victory carried along almost all of his detractors on the right – at least temporarily – like a tsunami…a temporary tsunami?
We will discuss the change in the electorate that brought this about. Are the blue collar, Reagan Democrat, rust belt “leftover” voters a permanent feature of the new Republican coalition? Are Democrats in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – what Michael Moore called the “Brexit states,” destined to be a vanishing breed just as Democrats in the South have vanished?
We were wrong. Very wrong. Greg Corombos of Radio America and Ian Tuttle of National Review discuss Donald Trump’s convincing win in the 2016 presidential election and why he won. We also discuss Republicans defying the odds to keep majorities in the House and Senate. And they observe how liberals in the media came to grips with Tuesday’s surprising results.
That was the realm in which Dick Ciccone flourished for many years as he illuminated the range and depth of political corruption in the city of Chicago, the state of Illinois and the benighted nation. But always, behind the sharply written yet elegant prose, the reader could discern a compensatory amusement that tempered his never-depleted reserve of deeper outrage. As political editor and then managing editor of the Chicago Tribune he was one of the last of the great print journalists. He also graced our radio program as a member of our political “A-Team.” The three other members of that team join me and a multitude of non-millennials in mourning his passing last week. Here he is in a solo appearance just about a year ago; it begins with the current presidential race as it was starting to shape up in September, 2015 and goes on to some great stories, a stream of amused and cynical asides and the display of his easy and street-smart erudition (in his last two decades he doubled as a Notre Dame adjunct). A closing conjecture: without Dick, Barack Obama would not have become President. Why? Because Dick, as political editor, hired a new reporter, an aspiring kid just out of the University of Chicago who was sort-of interested in politics: namely, David Axelrod.
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America offer their predictions for Election Day 2016. Jim and Greg state their final electoral college results and go over each of the key swing states. They also predict the final balance in the U.S. Senate come January and go through each of those key races. And they discuss what the numbers in the U.S House of Representatives will look like.
It’s the most mysterious manuscript in the world, says Raymond Clemens, editor of The Voynich Manuscript.
In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Clemens describes why people are so fascinated by this medieval document that has puzzled cryptographers and sparked imaginations. He also explains how it came into the possession of Yale’s rare books library and why Yale University Press has now issued a photo-facsimile edition of this beguiling book.
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America dissect FBI Director Jim Comey’s announcement that he still finds no reason to prosecute Hillary Clinton over her handling of classified information. They also react to a new WikiLeaks dump showing a top Clinton Foundation official noting that the Clinton Foundation paid for Chelsea’s wedding and other questionable things. And they react to WikiLeaks demonstrating another example of CNN colluding with Democrats on questions for GOP candidates.
Roughly 36 hours from the time at which this podcast was recording, America will know the results of the 2016 presidential election. In the latest COMMENTARY podcast, John Podhoretz, Abe Greenwald, and Noah Rothman examine some likely scenarios as to how this thing will play out. Has Donald Trump awoken a sleeping giant in the form of the dormant Latino vote? Did Trump essentially win this race in June by emboldening an entirely new electorate that has never before voted and who isn’t showing up in the polls? Plus, how exactly do you pronounce Nevada?
This week, The Conservatarians — aka, Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel and Heatstreet contributor Stephen Miller — talk about tightening polls, Donald keeping on message, and Hillary’s dumb war with the FBI. And instead of just kvetching about the bad news, they share their favorite parts of the topsy-turvy 2016 race.
Our intro and outro music is “Dead + Rural” by Handsome Furs. Jon’s song of the week is “Way We Won’t” by Grandaddy, and Stephen’s is “Yesterday” by J. Churcher. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians, subscribe to our Spotify playlist! You should also subscribe to this podcast and give it five-star, glowing reviews on iTunes.
Jay and Mona wonder what the next four years will look like now that the Republican Party has taken on so many of the features of the Democratic Party. Is demography destiny? Does anyone still uphold good character and deplore the “coarsening of the culture”? They close with light and dark: A note of fortitude about our task, and dark foreboding from Shostakovich.
Music from this week’s show: End of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
We’ve reached the end of the road folks — this is it– our last Ricochet Podcast before the election for the 45th President of the United States. Rob Long couldn’t join us us today, something else came up. But in his stead, Peter and James carry on with two of our favorite guests: El Rush Bro himself — the great David Limbaugh, and Ricochet alumnus (and equally great) Mollie Hemingway (@molliehemingway). David makes the case for the Republican nominee, while Mollie discusses the schizophrenic media coverage of the race. Also, fair and balanced podcasts, courtesy of Ricochet Member Curt North (featuring a rare cameo from the mysterious @BlueYeti himself) and James and Peter make their predictions for next Tuesday. Thanks to all for your loyalty to this podcast, this site, and our advertisers through this entire campaign season. It’s very much appreciated. See you on the other side, folks.
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Dana Perino is a leading personality on Fox News. She is also a former White House press secretary (for George W. Bush). She is just out with a book, “Let Me Tell You about Jasper …: How My Best Friend Became America’s Dog.”
Jay talks with Ms. Perino in her home, along with Jasper himself. They talk about him, of course, and about dogs. But also about broader issues in life, which a discussion of dogs can prompt. As far as Jay is concerned, the new book is essentially about love. The author does not disagree.
It was a Splintered Caucus podcast reunion on the show! Amy Otto and Jeff Blehar stopped by for a robust discussion about conservatism and its future. All of this was going on while Game 7 of the World Series between the Cubs and Indians was being played.
The four have similar views on conservatism but when it gets into the details, things change and that’s where the discussion gets really interesting. The biggest question is, “How do conservatives win over disaffected voters without resorting to lowbrow ideas and policies to attract them?”
Time for a bonus episode of Smart Girl Politics! Sarah Rosier, Federal Editor at Ballotpedia, stops by to talk with Teri about possible power shifts in the House and Senate, which Senate candidates are in the biggest trouble, the battleground states to watch on Election Night, and Evan McMullin’s strategy in Utah.
It’s a special pre-election edition of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe, the Nihilist in Golf Pants. Issues discussed include:
* A review of this past week’s focus on Ricochet from NPR’s “This American Life”. Also, the return of This Week in Gate Keeping featuring, coincidentally, NPR and This American Life and their observations of James Lileks’s voting preferences.
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to Fox News breaking the story that the FBI is running separate investigations into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information and allegations of pay-to-play at the Clinton Foundation while Clinton was Secretary of State. They also shudder as Fox also reveals that FBI experts are 99 percent certain that up to five foreign governments hacked into Clinton’s private server. And they shake their heads at Huma Abedin’s ongoing bewilderment as to how 650,000 emails ended up on Anthony Weiner’s computer.