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.

* A (quick) analysis of Evan McMullin’s chances of eking this one out. Plus exclusive audio of the new Evan McMullin-Mindy Finn campaign ad soon to be blanketing the airwaves.

* “In the Bubble” with Marc Maron. On a recent episode of his WTF podcast he gave his opinion of those who might be considering voting for Donald Trump. We straighten him out on exactly why perfectly rational and sophisticated voters would do just that.

* What were we drinking during the show? Surly Furious and 300 Mosaic IPA by Fulton Beer.

All member feedback welcome in the comment section. Hope you enjoy.

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There are 5 comments.

  1. Kim K. Member

    Awww, lovin’ ya right back!!

    • #1
    • November 3, 2016, at 3:41 PM PDT
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  2. Paul Happe Contributor

    Since we did a TWIG this week, I need to come clean on a couple of errors that I made:

    1. At one point, I said you needed 279 electoral votes for a tie and 280 for the win. I meant to say 269 and 270, respectively.
    2. I made a mistake in my description of how Vice President is selected in the event that no one achieves 270 electoral votes. The Senate decides the winner, but can only choose from the top TWO electoral vote recipients (the House decides the President, but gets to choose from the top 3 electoral vote getters). That means if McMullin wins Utah, his name would be in consideration for President. However, in any case, the next Vice President must be either Pence or Kaine.
    • #2
    • November 3, 2016, at 5:23 PM PDT
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  3. Brian Ward Contributor

    I call on Paul Happe to return his Best Right Wing blogger award from 15 years ago and resign his position immediately.

    • #3
    • November 3, 2016, at 6:05 PM PDT
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  4. James Lileks Contributor

    I have made This Week in Gatekeepers: achievement of the month!

    • #4
    • November 4, 2016, at 9:50 AM PDT
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  5. kylez Member

    “Slaps your face with citrus” could have made a good title.

    • #5
    • November 5, 2016, at 4:19 PM PDT
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