This week’s episode has it all, starting with the lamentable fact that when you hear “porn is everywhere these days,” it included even the Powerline website this week, and then proceeding to the obscenity of the John Eastman disbarment, the disappointment with the 5th Circuit’s decision preventing Texas from securing its territorial integrity, on how best to squash squatters, and a vigorous argument about the legacy of the recently deceased Joe Lieberman. (Steve and John give Lieberman a thumbs-up, while Lucretia. . .)

All three of us independently chose the same article for our picks for Article of the Week—Walter Russell Mead’s Tablet magazine piece entitled “Twilight of the Wonks.” It has some magnificently harsh language about the leaders of our elite educational institutions, such as “moral jellyfish,” and leaders who are “careerist mediocrities who specialize in uttering the approved platitudes of the moment.” We’re less sure about Mead’s diagnosis about the role of narrow specialization in the decay of our universities.

At least we have Krispy Kreme coming soon to McDonald’s to look forward to.

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  1. Eeyore Member

    They’re both sweet, so I think it will work: Krispy Kreme McRib flavored donuts!

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  2. Richard Easton Coolidge
    Richard Easton

    An important illusion is that Republican officials do not cooperate with Democratic voter fraud. My wife found out that that was not the case when she worked for the Illinois GOP.

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  3. Richard Easton Coolidge
    Richard Easton

    The 2020 election was fair..

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  4. Dr.Guido Member

    Sarah Palin…not long before her run for Veep I listened to a long—over an hour—-interview she did with Larry Kudlow. I did my MA thesis on the economics of energy and it was and is still clear that she knew MORE about oil and gas and pipelines and tankers and the rights of Alaskans, from the second it became a State,  than 99.99% of the current Alaskan Members of Congress and of each and every member in the House and Senate on any Energy Committee!

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  5. Full Size Tabby Member
    Full Size Tabby

    If the California Bar now says presenting perhaps questionable facts and novel legal theories are acts worthy of disbarment (of John Eastman), there are probably tens of thousands of California lawyers whose licenses should be revoked. An enterprising organization should be able to look through court filings and flood the bar with thousands of complaints against lawyers who have pushed the boundaries of fact and legal theory. Although John Yoo noted criminal defense lawyers, I think a more likely group to start with is tort (personal injury) lawyers, especially plaintiff-side. They are constantly pushing for new theories of liability in order to extract more money from people increasingly more distant from the alleged injury. 

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  6. Full Size Tabby Member
    Full Size Tabby

    The “invasion” argument by Texas should carry more weight now that the president of Mexico has declared that sending people to enter the United States illegally is part of a Mexican government program of international blackmail against the United States followed by the failure of the United States national government to do anything about it, and is possibly to aiding and abetting the invasion. 

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