Jim Geraghty is back! We’ll have a full review of his time in Ukraine later this week but today he ready to focus on good, bad, and crazy martinis after sharing his thoughts on the passing of Sen. Lieberman last week.

They kick off the martinis by appreciating Donald Trump for attending the wake of slain NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller and offering appropriate comments afterwards about how we need a major shift in how this country views police officers. Jim says moments like this are also why Trump holds narrow leads in virtually all of the swing states.

Next, they sigh as the Biden administration thinks it found a partner in Middle East peace with the Palestinian Authority. But first, the U.S. is trying to convince this supposedly more responsible group’s leaders to stop paying the families of people committing terrorist attacks against Israel. If that’s a real dilemma for the Palestinian Authority, its commitment to last peace seems more than a little dubious.

Finally, they chide Pope Francis for using part of his Easter message to call for an immediate ceasefire in the Middle East and his curious contention that “peace is never made with weapons, but with outstretched hands and open hearts.” That sounds nice but it’s not always true and not realistic when dealing with bloodthirsty perpetrators of evil like Hamas.

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