We celebrate the SCOTUS ruling that, to no sane person’s surprise, the suspension of President Trump’s ban on travel from “six predominantly Muslim countries” was an absurd invasion by judicial activists into the blatantly Executive functions of the government. This is, as you have guessed, the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast, episode 128, with our guest Jessica Vaughan from the Center for Immigration Studies.

(Apologies that this episode has some serious unbalance to the audio – we will be improving the technology in the coming weeks. Thanks for your patience).

So, it is always preposterous to predict the future in the age of Trump. But does it not feel – and I am talking visceral response here – but does it not feel that the Trump Administration has turned the corner? What do I mean?

I mean that, the Russia collusion thing is exhausted (even Glenn Greenwald thinks so), the obstruction of justice story has turned toward Loretta Lynch and Obama more than Trump, the travel ban-ban of the 4th and 9th Circuit Courts have been slapped, slapped down. Obamacare repeal is chugging along.

But most of all, the self-fulfilling prophecy of impeachment is simply not fulfilling itself the was it was supposed to.

Enter: Trump Admin policy! The travel ban and, most importantly the rumbling freight train that ICE and Border Patrol and Red Cross Knight himself Jeff Sessions have become: what euphoria!

Jessica tells us what has changed since a year ago; what hope – where there was no hope for enforcement of the law before – is now blooming across America.

Let the Never Trumpers guffaw and the liberals moan. America is getting some of that greatness back in the tank again!

We, your HLC podcasters, will have our shower thoughts, as usual. And our hidden gem this week is a *real gem.* Please listen to the end. Peggy Lee”: “Is That All There Is?”

And since you read this far and you got this much time on your hands, what say you drop two buck – I am not kidding, two lousy bucks – on us for our daily coffee? We will light a candle in your name at our neighborhood Shrine to the Saint Bernice.

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Members have made 7 comments.

  1. Profile photo of Mike LaRoche Thatcher

    I love it when a plan comes together. 😎

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    • June 27, 2017 at 9:18 pm
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    Mike LaRoche (View Comment):
    I love it when a plan comes together. 😎

    Are we calling the Trump White House the *A-Team*?!?!

    Oh, hell. Why not!

    • #2
    • June 27, 2017 at 9:30 pm
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    Michael Stopa (View Comment):

    Mike LaRoche (View Comment):
    I love it when a plan comes together. 😎

    Are we calling the Trump White House the *A-Team*?!?!

    Oh, hell. Why not!

    Hey, Stephen Bannon has kind of a Mr. T vibe going on.

    • #3
    • June 27, 2017 at 9:40 pm
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  4. Profile photo of Petty B Member

    Why don’t we contract with a country like Costa Rica to take those that will start gaming the system by bringing their children.

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    • June 28, 2017 at 2:36 pm
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  5. Profile photo of Hugh Member

    Great interview with Jessica Vaughan.

    that hidden gem was something that i hadn’t heard before. kinda’ makes you think…….

    • #5
    • June 28, 2017 at 3:39 pm
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    Hugh (View Comment):
    Great interview with Jessica Vaughan.

    that hidden gem was something that i hadn’t heard before. kinda’ makes you think…….

    Jessica doesn’t know it yet but she’s going to be on the podcast again in the near future – and maybe more than that. heh heh.

    • #6
    • June 28, 2017 at 5:45 pm
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  7. Profile photo of LibertyDefender Member

    Harvard Lunch Club

    Ep. 128: The Un-Banned Podcast

    June 28, 2017

    This is, as you have guessed, the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast, episode 128, with our guest Jessica Vaughan from the Center for Immigration Studies.

    (Apologies that this episode has some serious unbalance to the audio – we will be improving the technology in the coming weeks. Thanks for your patience).

    The Dixie cup attached to Stopa’s string at the start of the show was working fine – great resonance. Now if you can just get the same kind of Dixie cup attached to Jessica Vaughan’s string, it’ll be smooth sailing. Oh – and if Feinburg can get the Hartford radio station intern Gilligan to pedal the internet generator just a little bit faster, I think the signal will be much stronger.

    For reals though, Jessica Vaughan, Mark Krikorian and the entire Center for Immigration Studies are outstanding. The drawback of course is that they are all so sane and fact-based and placid that they have little effect on the hysterical Democrats, be those hysterical Democrats politicians, advocacy groups, or the media.

    HLC remains a great podast. I might start streaming Feinburg’s radio show if I can figure out the where and when.

    • #7
    • June 29, 2017 at 7:47 am
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