The episode where Charlie talks about the Beatles for only three minutes and 59 seconds.

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  1. EtCarter Listener

    MD&EM was my first favorite podcast at NRO. Always want to hear what the two of you are thinking about the issues of the week.

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    • October 25, 2019, at 6:59 PM PST
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  2. kylez Member

    “Anti-deluvian in their thinking” would be an ironic way to characterize someone against polyamory, since the Biblical flood was about God’s judgment of sin, presumably including all sorts of sexual sin of the kind we are all but forced to celebrate now. 

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    • October 26, 2019, at 12:27 AM PST
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  3. kylez Member

    When does blacks voting Democrat ever become the fault of blacks?


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    • October 26, 2019, at 12:58 AM PST
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  4. Henry Racette Contributor

    Interesting show gentlemen, as always — and it’s a quaint pleasure to hear Charles refer to vacuum tubes as “valves.”

    I found Kevin’s comments about Republicans and blacks a little bit frustrating, in that I kept hoping I would hear, amidst the criticism, something like advice that went beyond “they can’t keep doing what they’re doing.”

    I’ve always advocated a colorblind approach to governance. Is Kevin suggesting that that isn’t the best approach, and that some formal accommodation for lingering disparity should be made? Or is he really just saying that Rebublicans should adopt a more gentle and charitable tone, acknowledging that past (and current) discrimination has (and does) contribute to the high crime, family breakdown, etc. that blight too many of our urban areas? Or something else?

    To the extent that it’s a call for civility and honesty, I’m all for it. If that civility precludes honestly discussing the negative impact of Democratic governance on minority populations, I’m not sure how we’re supposed to resolve that. I would have enjoyed hearing Kevin’s thoughts about what kind of messaging and policy Republicans should adopt, if the goal is both to improve the lot of our fellow citizens and win elections. Perhaps he’ll share them on another podcast?

    Again, thanks for another interesting show.

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    • October 27, 2019, at 11:12 AM PST
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  5. RufusRJones Member

    I forget what the figure is, but if the Democrat party loses hardly any of the black vote, they are in serious trouble.

    I read an article a long time ago that the Democrat party is very sensitive to polls on this, and their rhetoric predictably turns to racialism when they spot a trend that isn’t working in their favor.

    Minnesota has the worst education gap in the nation. It’s unbelievable. All of this wealth and progressive power. How is that possible? 

    Recently I found out that Ilhan Omar’s District is literally the worst in the nation for blacks as well. 

    You know how Mississippi always rates badly in those quality-of-life statistics? Supposedly, blacks are better off in Mississippi than Minnesota.

    The Minnesota Democrat party wastes tons of money on NGOs in black neighborhoods. Nothing gets better. A few people have been convicted and thrown in jail for stealing from it.

    I have no idea what to do about any of this. 

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    • October 27, 2019, at 11:39 AM PST
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  6. Icarus213 Thatcher

    I was also frustrated with Kevin’s comments on the Republican Party and race, since he criticizes the desire to “be done with” race, seemingly saying that America will never be done with it as an issue, and worrying about people who will see this desire as basically racism. Are we truly saying that colorblindness is not a goal, and embracing some kind of Critical Race Theory? What is his alternative other than just “caring about it” somehow?

    I think he’s totally wrong about the way the bulk of the country is shifting politically on the political obsession with bigotry. If anything will re-elect Trump, it will be an exhaustion with the topic of bigotry (race, gender, etc) on the part of all but the people (mainly on the Left) who think it is the most important issue America faces. I think the worst play Republicans can make at this point would be to try to re-enter that discussion with “hey, we care about race stuff too! We’re sorry we didn’t enough before!”

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    • October 28, 2019, at 2:45 AM PST
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  7. Barry Jones Thatcher

    Sorry Kevin, but the Katie Hill issue is a matter of public interest. A boss hitting on an employee is grounds for termination in private business, it is also against the House rules – she should be fired. Period. Just as the CEO of xyz company would be terminated for having a relationship with his secretary. Ms Hill is a public employee and should be held accountable for her actions which violate the rules. If the House doesn’t like the rules then they can change them, until them everyone must be held the standard.

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    • October 28, 2019, at 8:19 AM PST
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