Lucretia assumes hosting duties for this week’s potpourri of a show because Steve is recovering from major surgery, which he relates at the show opening today. (It includes a theological dimension!) But while Steve is improving, the recall effort against California Gov. Gavin Newsom appears not to be. Steve explains the reasons why the polls show a strong turnaround in Newsom’s favor over the last week to 10 days, and why Larry Elder’s campaign has not been as effective as it could be.

From there Steve and Lucretia share their own reminiscences of the morning of 20 years ago—Steve from just three blocks away from the White House, and Lucretia over in Europe—and then answer the question: are we better off than we were 20 years ago? The answers are less than reassuring. President Biden’s absence from a public speaking role today underscores the problem that is getting more difficult for the White House to conceal with every passing day: the man isn’t up to the job. And that’s even more worrying that the larger geopolitical scene of the moment, which is distinctly more ominous than it was 20 years ago.

Finally, Steve and Lucretia can’t help but beat up on higher education, which got a lot of very bad press last week, though they end up playing TV critic about the Netflix comedy “The Chair,” about a diversity-obsessed English department at the fictional “Pembroke College.” Despite its flaws, Steve rather liked the series; Lucretia—surprise, surprise—didn’t.

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  1. Dr.Guido Member
    Dr.Guido
    @DrGuido

    The ONLY reasons any of the Bidenistas or the Obamunists are in CA is because they KNOW the teachers and govt unions have already put Newsom back in Sacrademento (bigly) and THEY need to associate themselves with ‘a WIN !’ after Kabul Kapers, vaccine contradictions, Angry Old Joe Soliloquies etc…Oh…and that’s VERY good news @ the early ‘get’ on the kidneys.

    (P.S. Great hosting by L*n*a)

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  2. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher
    Goldwaterwoman
    @goldwaterwoman

    Once again, thank you Steve and Lucretia for being the voices of reason. I honestly don’t know how any of us who were over the age of 20 at the time of 9/11 can possibly ever forget it or take it lightly. 

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  3. StoughtonObserver Member
    StoughtonObserver
    @Bruce W Banerdt

    Speedy recovery Steve!

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