On this first Editors of 2019, Charlie, Reihan, and Luke discuss the ongoing government shutdown, Mitt Romney’s op-ed, and Elizabeth Warren’s presidential aspirations.

Editors’ picks:
• Reihan: Charlie’s Corner post on Eric Orts.
• Charlie: Kyle Smith on Louis C.K.
• Luke: VDH on California.

Light items:
• Reihan: Geopolitical thrillers.
• Charlie: English pubs.
• Luke: Netflix show The Last Kingdom.

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  1. rdowhower Coolidge

    Reihan does not know what he’s talking about when it comes to Klobuchar, Minnesota, and Republicans here. Klobuchar was never attorney general, she was Hennepin County attorney, and while she comes across as likeable, she has never faced any real challenges so there is no evidence that she is actually liked by Republicans. Minnesota is not becoming more Republican either. If anything it’s becoming more liberal, with a few deep red spots in the outlying counties. Trump almost won Minnesota, which is much more than any Republican candidate has done here for a long time, so how you can square that with someone like Klobuchar getting Republican support doesn’t make sense.

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    • January 4, 2019, at 9:18 AM PST
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  2. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    I started watching The Last Kingdom but got bored with it. Seems to be happening a lot with series lately. 

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    • January 4, 2019, at 10:46 AM PST
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  3. LibertyDefender Member

    rdowhower (View Comment):

    Reihan does not know what he’s talking about when it comes to …

    What a lame podcast. The Editors and Mad Dogs and Englishmen podcasts have been my last thin threads of loyalty to a once great publication, but the trenchant anti-Trumpism in this episode probably makes this the last Editors podcast I’ll ever listen to.

    First, Charlie quoted Mitt Romney’s lame op-Ed piece where Romney wrote

    But I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions.

    Without pointing out that Trump is continually slandered by dishonest claims that Trump regularly makes significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions. Nice of you to climb aboard the Fake News bandwagon, Charlie.

    Then, Reihan launches into a long, meandering, vague, lame “explanation” of how Mitt Romney’s lame op-Ed – that could have been written by anyone at CNN or MSNBC – could somehow be justified, or interpreted as noble, or some such argument that any right thinking National Review editor should be humiliated to repeat, let alone conjure out of thin air.

    Bleah. What a lame podcast.

    Au revior, National Review.

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    • January 6, 2019, at 11:21 AM PST
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