The good martini is back today, so please join Jim and Greg for that plus the usual bad and crazy ones.

First, they welcome New York City Mayor Eric Adams embracing a blatantly obvious reality and urging the New York City Council to amend its sanctuary city law and allow for illegal aliens who commit felonies to be handed over to ICE and deported.

There are no good martinis to start the week but Jim and Greg are ready to dig into one horrifically bad martini and two crazy ones.

First, they’re incensed over the death of nursing student Laken Riley, allegedly at the hands of a Venzuelan man who entered the U.S. illegally. In addition, the suspect was arrested for assaulting a child in New York City but officials there released him before Immigration and Customs Enforcement could take him into custody. In addition, rather than focus on either of those policy problems, the mainstream media quickly decided that the real story here is that women face risks when jogging alone and, of course, that Republicans are pouncing on this terrible news.

Join Jim and Greg as they return to their usual good, bad, and crazy martinis and head into the weekend!

First, they welcome the decision from a New York appeals court that New York City’s efforts to allow 800,000 non-citizens to vote in local elections is unconstitutional. Limiting voting to citizens is a no-brainer but Jim fears this issue will eventually wind up at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sit back and enjoy all crazy martinis today, as Jim and Greg survey cringeworthy stories from the United Nations to the campaign trail to the White House.

First, they sigh as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield says from a prepared statement she is pursuing a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war and will tirelessly pursue diplomacy “until we reach a final solution.” Does no one in her office have a decent grasp on history or have the sense to take that phrasing out of her comments?

Join Jim and Greg for three compelling martinis focusing on major 2024 headaches for Joe Biden, with a bit of relevant pop culture thrown in.

First, they’re stunned by a new Siena College poll showing Donald Trump ahead of Joe Biden by nine points among Jewish voters in New York. Given Biden’s 38-point win among Jewish voters four years ago, that would be a major shift in response to Biden’s handling of the Hamas terrorist attacks, the ensuing war, and the rampant anti-Semitism expressed on college campuses and beyond.

Join Jim and Greg as they break down what Biden is reportedly considering on the border, the interest on our debt rapidly spiraling out of control, and an ex-GOP campaign figure telling Dems to declare Biden a “great” president.

First, they assess an Axios story about how Biden is considering executive action that could significantly reduce the number of people illegally flooding into our country. He allegedly wants to claim that he taking action on the issue while Republicans just talk about it. Taking this action would not only confirm what conservatives have been screaming this for years but, if done right, would actually do some good – even if it’s only an election year ploy.

Please pause your celebrations of Benjamin Harrison and James Buchanan on this Presidents Day and join Jim and Greg for good, bad, and crazy martinis.

First, after a few opening thoughts on how celebrating Washington and Lincoln has now been diluted into recognizing all presidents and how we can reverse this, Jim and Greg dig into an ABC News report on how the strongest states economically are predominantly red states. However, the story spends much more time asserting that better weather and progressive cities in red states are the key to success and attracting more businesses and employees. However, the real reasons are simple: lower taxes, right to work laws, and less regulation.

Jim Geraghty is back today as he and Greg serve up three compelling martinis to close out the week!

First, they take a look what seems to be the devastating case exposing the lying and corruption of Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis. She is now in serious legal danger after lying about the details of her personal relationship with a man she hired to prosecute former President Trump on racketeering charges. Even more serious, her lover paid for their lavish vacations on the office’s credit card. He and Willis claim she reimbursed him in cash so there no way way to confirm it.

Undisputed King of Stuff, columnist, and longtime Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel is in for Jim today.

Today, Jon and Greg react to Russian President Vladimir Putin saying he prefers President Biden over former President Trump, calling Biden “more experienced and more predictable.” Trump calls it a compliment while Biden supporters say Putin is trying some reverse psychology.

Join Jim and Greg as they tackle two big stories involving the House of Representatives and an absurd idea from a California U.S. Senate candidate that would plunge us into economic disaster.

First, they’re pleased to see the Republicans muster just enough votes to impeach Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas. It would have been much better to get this done right the first time and Mayorkas will undoubtedly be acquitted in the Senate, but the impeachment is richly deserved and it gives Republicans a chance to highlight the Biden border chaos during an impeachment trial.

Today, Jim and Greg once again take the rare step of bringing a special guest to the 3 Martini Lunch. Today, they welcome in former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino, who is now co-host of “The Five” and “America’s Newsroom” on the Fox News Channel. She was also a moderator for one of the Republican presidential primary debates.

They begin with a discussion of the White House press office, how Perino approached the job during the final years of the George W. Bush administration, how Karine Jean-Pierre is handling the duties, and where the blame properly lies for the communications problems within the Biden White House.

Join Jim and Greg as they share some thoughts on the Super Bowl and dive into two big political stories.
First, they have generally positive reviews of the Super Bowl, other than the fact that the game seemed to last forever. They were pleased there was no officiating controversy that played a huge role in deciding the game like there was last year and we didn’t seem to be inundated with too much woke indoctrination in the ads.

Then, they wince as Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher surprisingly announces he will retire from Congress at the end of this year. While clearly disagreeing with Gallagher’s decision to vote against impeaching Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas, they point out Gallagher is usually a very reliable conservative vote and he is doing good work exposing the threat that the Chinese Communist Party poses to the United States.

Join Jim and Greg as they break down many aspects of what may be one of the most damaging days to Joe Biden’s presidency.

First, they begin with the news that Special Counsel Robert Hur is recommending no charges against Biden despite his conclusion that Biden “willfully retained and disclosed classified material.” But Biden’s day got much worse very fast when Hur said one of the reasons there would be no charges is because a jury would likely see Biden as “a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” who could not remember when exactly he was vice president or when his son, Beau, died. That left the Biden team crowing about the absence of charges but denouncing one the of the key arguments about why there should be no charges.

Join Jim and Greg for three very revealing martinis today.

First, they welcome Democrats from Pennsylvania and Ohio begging President Biden to reconsider his pause on liquefied natural gas exports to some countries because it’s bad for their states’ economies – not to mention an obvious effort to pander to environmental activists.

Join Jim and Greg as they document the potential good news and definitely bad and crazy news for the Republican Party.

First, they react to the news that Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel will reportedly resign following the GOP South Carolina primary later this month. They chronicle her very unimpressive record on elections, fundraising, and leadership, and how tough the job will be for whoever follows her.

Join Jim and Greg as they dive into three big martinis today!

First, they welcome Dartmouth’s decision to once again use the SAT as a factor in admissions. Not only is it one of several valuable tools when considering an application, but Jim’s reporting also shows that efforts to get rid of the SAT actually hurt minority applicants.

Join Jim and Greg as they dissect horrible polling numbers for President Biden, an easy win for him in the South Carolina primary, and the absolute non-starter of a border security bill.

First, they dig through an NBC poll showing Biden not only trailing Donald Trump but getting trounced by large margins on issues ranging from border security to the economy to crime to America’s standing in the world. And the approval numbers for Vice President Kamala Harris are even worse than Biden’s.

Join Jim and Greg for good, bad, and crazy martinis to wrap up the work week!

First, they’re impressed as the U.S. economy added 353,000 jobs in January – nearly double the amount expected. They also discuss the potential political impact of reports like this on the 2024 campaign and some additional caveats to the strong numbers.

Join Jim and Greg as they serve up three alarming martinis today.

First, they fume as the Biden administration is reportedly considering public recognition of a Palestinian state, possibly with no conditions whatsoever. Whether it’s really under consideration or just a diplomatic tool to pressure Israel, Jim and Greg explain why this is a terrible idea.

Join Jim and Greg as they dish up three big martinis today and update one from Tuesday.

Before the first martini, they respond to unnamed Trump advisers suggesting a “holy war” against Taylor Swift if she publicly endorses Biden. Instead of just ignoring it if that happens, the former president’s team seems committed to the worst possible strategy.