It’s another edition of the forward thinking Ricochet Podcast. This week, Peter’s a Texan, The Wall Street Journal’s Bill McGurn is optimistic, The Weekly Standard’s Jay Cost de-constructs Democrats (read his new book, Spoiled Rotten: How the Politics of Patronage Corrupted the Once Noble Democratic Party and Now Threatens the American Republic), Rob isn’t in to audio gimmicks, and James debuts a new feature. The future’s so bright, we gotta wear…well, you know.

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