Lindsey Burke of Heritage joins to examine the Democrats’ proposals for universal pre-K. Jay and Mona then reflect on Ilhan Omar v. Elliott Abrams, Kamala Harris v. Neomi Rao, and Robert Kraft’s trouble.

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There are 9 comments.

  1. Coolidge

    On Mr. Kraft the old saying comes to mind when wondering why he didn’t have sex with the legions of women on the prowl for a billionaire, instead of prostitutes.

    “I didn’t pay them for sex, I paid them to leave.”
    Charlie Sheen quotes

     

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    • February 22, 2019 at 11:55 am
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  2. Thatcher

    It sounded like Jay doesn’t know a lot about the ISIS bride, as he made a surprised sound when Mona said she wished death on Americans. I think if he knew more about how much she embraced the goal of ISIS, he might have a different opinion on the matter.

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    • February 22, 2019 at 5:49 pm
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  3. Member

    Very informative podcast. Lindsey’s and Mona’s research on universal pre-K is quite useful to have in one’s notebook, though the results and price tags should not really surprise anyone whose personal finances are restricted to sustainable debt. The daycare-for-all idea has always struck me as being more geared to helping working moms than to developing young minds.

    Really appreciated the discussion of Ilhan Omar’s smear against Elliott Abrams. From what I saw, she asked him if he would approve of genocide in Venezuela if it meant the U.S. would win based on her earlier allegation that Abrams had been responsible for genocide in Central America. Even more sickening was that no one on the committee stopped her. I have met several Somalis in my life who are absolutely beautiful people (they really are distinctively attractive, not unlike Argentines) with lots of entrepreneurial optimism and energy. It truly is sad that the Somali immigrants to Minnesota seem fixated on political activism that goes against the mainstream cultural ideals of their new country.

    Perhaps I’m mean, too, but I totally agree with Mona about the young woman who has indeed ruined her own life by leaving the country to live with Isis. It’s impossible not to feel heartsick for this woman and child. I hope someone saves them. But for me, it’s not so much what she said and did, though god awful, as the need for accountability. Not holding one accountable for treasonous actions will only enable more. Real love is tough as well as tender. Jay seems too willing to give her a break for emotive rather than societal principles. This Muslim woman would be far more at home in America and is immensely more brave.

    Also, I thought Jay took a low shot at Alan Dershowitz, who represented Epstein only to end up having to fend off allegations that Epstein forced one of his underage women to have sex with Dershowitz multiple times, an allegation that, from what I read, was dismissed as “a mistake” under the settlement Dershowitz reached with the feds. Inasmuch as Bill Clinton is a far better known compadre of Epstein’s, one cannot be criticized too harshly for assuming that Jay mentioned Dershowitz instead because of his legal apologetics on behalf of the Trump administration (which, from recent events, may be more merited than Jay would like).

    Finally, I’m a Saints fan who still believes we were robbed of the NFC title and am no fan of the Patriots. But who cares if this Kraft fellow paid for sex? He’s unmarried. Not all sins should be crimes.

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    • February 23, 2019 at 11:03 am
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  4. Member

    A couple of points about universal preschools: First, we only need to look at young people like AOC to see the damage that 12 years of public education can do to a child. Add a couple of more years of the child being under the care of another government organization, particularly one run by the NEA. Can you imagine the damage that they could do? Brave New World here we come. 

    The second point has to do with the NEA whose interest in getting more teaching positions is not about looking out for their constituents. It has to do with a nearly $1000 a year in union dues that each working teacher has to pay into the system. That is not to mention the increased power that the NEA will gain with each new voter.

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    • February 24, 2019 at 8:53 am
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  5. Coolidge

    Eugene Kriegsmann (View Comment):
    A couple of points about universal preschools: First, we only need to look at young people like AOC to see the damage that 12 years of public education can do to a child. Add a couple of more years of the child being under the care of another government organization, particularly one run by the NEA. Can you imagine the damage that they could do? Brave New World here we come. 

    Indeed. Have a listen to the latest Q & A podcast with Jay Nordlinger. They would be indoctrinating those oh so impressionable young minds with all sorts of harmful and stupid notions.

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    • February 24, 2019 at 9:53 am
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  6. Member

    Yeah, Jay’s podcast was appalling to listen to, not for his views or those expressed by his guest, but the fact of what is happening in the schools in terms of warping young, impressionable minds. I worked with some of the most vulnerable kids in my nearly45 years in Special Education. What I understood, though, was that it was completely unprofessional and, indeed, immoral to inflict your beliefs on a child. I was there to help children to develop appropriate skills to survive in the school environment, not to convert them. I found the actions of teachers who pushed political or social causes in their classrooms to be totally unprofessional. Unfortunately, they were in the majority by the time I left teaching. They, like AOC, were undereducated an overly indoctrinated. I have no doubt that with the introduction of government run daycare for pre-K kids the indoctrination would just start a little sooner. Was it one of the Pope Leos who said,.Give me the child until he is 5 and I will own him for life. 5 is when they start kindergarten.

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    • February 24, 2019 at 10:04 am
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  7. Listener

    I’m a little bit confused about something. If the ISIS bride was born in the US and has an American passport, surely she’s a citizen, no?

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    • February 24, 2019 at 11:48 pm
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  8. Member

    DanielSterman (View Comment):

    I’m a little bit confused about something. If the ISIS bride was born in the US and has an American passport, surely she’s a citizen, no?

    Andy McCarthy discussed this. Passports are not dispositive of citizenship, they are merely a travel document. 

    The other thing is, it’s completely up to the state department to decide if her father was a diplomat or not when she was born. 

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    • February 25, 2019 at 1:59 am
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Andy McCarthy discussed this. Passports are not dispositive of citizenship, they are merely a travel document.

    I did not know that. Thanks!

    • #9
    • February 25, 2019 at 3:51 am
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