Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club podcast for July 25, 2017 it’s the Smart Girl Goes to Harvard edition of the podcast with our special (smart) guest CO-HOST (first time ever!) Teri Christoph of Smart Girl Politics Podcast fame.

It’s kind of like a podcast version of a junior high school dance. We’re all a little bit clumsy and awkward, but the (political) hormones are thick in the air! We had a great time. As for Teri maybe she didn’t, like, listen to our show before agreeing to join us. But it all turns out for the best in the end.

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President Trump regrets having chosen Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. Michael Warren joins Eric Felten to talk about what the White House thinks it can do about it. John McCormack looks at the ever-changing prospects that the Senate will do something about Obamacare. A​​nd Steve Hayward reports from California’s mudslide-ravaged coastal Highway 1.

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Washington Examiner columnist Salena Zito welcomes Dr. Laura Brown, Director at George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management to the show. Much like Salena, Dr. Brown has an obsessive passion for history and politics. With this joint passion, the two discuss how the 2016 election and current administration has affected the younger generation in pursuing education and careers in politics.

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Who’s to blame for the great crack up of Obamacare repeal and replace? The importance of leadership. Some thoughts on Clay Kershaw, John McEnroe, a judo challenge, wealthy/powerful women and pretty men, or, vice versa, and Irving Berlin.

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Kevin and Charlie intend to talk about civil asset forfeiture and the collapse of Obamacare repeal, but end up rambling about Dunkirk, the books of Joseph Conrad, and Switzerland.

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Today on the Daily Standard podcast, executive editor Fred Barnes talks about why Senate Republicans fumbled health-care reform so badly.

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Today on the Daily Standard podcast, senior writer Michael Warren comes by to talk about the failure of the White House to move the repeal and replacement of Obamacare across the goal line.

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Daily on Defense writer Jamie McIntyre joins Examining Politics to discuss an in depth article he wrote for the Washington Examiner. Jamie is an expert on all things defense and shares his knowledge on Korea, Mattis, and more. Be sure to subscribe to his newsletter Daily on Defense to stay up to date.

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This week on Law Talk, the professors (ably herded by Troy Senik) talk about collusion — what it is, what it isn’t, who’s in danger and who isn’t. Then, activist judges make things for the Trump administration’s travel ban and Richard and John explain why. Also on the docket: gun laws in California are amongst the toughest in the country. Does the Heller decision give the state more leeway in regulating guns even more? And we re-visit the Supreme Court’s ruling on The Slants (and the Washington Redskins) and, yes, that famous selfie-taking monkey.

Have a banana, @ejhill.

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Are you a smoker? Former smoker? Trying to quit? What do you think about e-cigs? Do you know what IQOS is? Have you heard of the Global Forum on Nicotine? Dave Marcus of The Federalist joins Jay and Neal to discuss these topics as well as the proposal in New York City to raise taxes on cigarettes, which would make them so of the most expensive in the country! It’s really good discussion. Don’t miss it!

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On this week’s episode, Kira and Teri take the media to task for covering Russia to the detriment of other important issues. They have a good laugh over HuffPo’s quest to find Middle America and the left’s bafflement over evangelicals praying for Donald Trump. And there is much outrage over the “feminist” mother who’s shaming her sons for – gasp! – being born male.

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Rich, Charlie, Ian, and Reihan discuss Donald Trump Jr’s attempted collusion and the new Senate healthcare bill.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Podcast for July 11, 2017 it’s the Long Never Trump edition of the podcast with our special guest Rob Long (or as we call him at Ricochet, The Big Cheese)!

As the followers of this podcast know, we are (often enthusiastic) supporters of the President and have been since before the Republican primaries began. We recognize the strange aspects of his personality and the absurdity of some of his PR, but we don’t think that particularly undermines the policies of the administration.

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We were going to take this week off, but the opportunity to do a special holiday weekend edition of the Ricochet Podcast with just The Founders *and James Lileks, of course) proved to be too tempting. The guys talk about Presidential tweets, what to do about health care, what they like to do on the 4th, and life in the ten years since the iPhone debuted. Enjoy the weekend, everyone.

Music from this week’s podcast: Saturday In The Park by Chicago

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Long Parkcasting

We’re all over the globe physically and all over the map topically this week as we cover the British elections with our guests Toby Young from The Spectator (read his take on the election here) and we’ve got the great Andrew McCarthy on Comey, the NSA, and Trump’s legal conundrums. Also, Rob is in a park in London. Yes, in a park. Now, that’s devotion.

Music from this week’s podcast: Werewolves Of London by Warren Zevon

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Another slow news week…yawn. Uh, no. With so much to talk about, we present another super-sized Ricochet Podcast clocking in at just under 90 minutes. We’ve got our pal David French, who wants us to Stop Making Terrible Arguments for Blind Loyalty. That’s followed by two Ricochet members (that’d be Robert McReynolds and Max Ledoux) who wants us to give the President the benefit of the doubt at least some of the time. Seems reasonable, but you won’t want to miss the debate that ensues. Who won? Tell us in the comments. Also, RIP Roger Ailes, the whip smart, innovative, and yes, controversial, creator of Fox News (the Michael Wolff piece Rob refers to about Ailes is here).

Music from this week’s podcast: Happy Family by The Ramones

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Never let it be said that the Ricochet Podcast does not scour the world looking for the best guests and conversation to elucidate the issues of the day and make you muy contento. This week, we’ve got Senator Ben Sasse direct from the backroads of Nebraska talking about his new must-read book The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis–and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-RelianceWe talk parenting and yes, some politics. And then, live on a scratchy phone line from Havana, it’s TV’s Rob Long with a sickles loafers-on-the-ground report from the Worker’s Paradise.

Music from this week’s podcast: Chan Chan by The Buena Vista Social Club

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We’ve got Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance here to talk about investing in startups in the midwest. We’ve got The Factor on permanent hiatus. We’ve got terrorists in France trying their best to influence an election. And we’ve got some unlikely dinner guests in the White House. What have you got?

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Yep, it’s another super busy week (and day), but as tempted as we were to cover the breaking news as it happens, we decided to take a step back and invite our good friend Rod Dreher on to discuss his new book The Benedict OptionAlong with regular guest host Larry Kudlow, we get into the weeds on the the future of Christianity, faith, and the authority of Scripture and the wisdom of the ancient church. But don’t worry, we also cover all the news, the votes, and yes, the passing of the King of Rock and Roll. 

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This week, we mix up the line-up with Conservatarian guest hosts Jon Gabriel and Stephen Miller. They’re joined by author Tom Nichols (his new book The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters is a must read) and our old pal James Delingpole who lets loose about Milo and CPAC in the way only he can. Also, weird goings on in North Korea and next stop, Trappist-1.

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This week, our good pal and fellow podcaster Andrew Klavan sits in for the making-TV-great-again Rob Long (of course you should buy and read Andrew’s book The Great Good Thing: A Secular Jew Comes to Faith in Christ). First up, Trump’s cabinet is becoming sentient and we have plenty to say about that. And, a few words about the Left’s FREAKOUT every time Trump Tweets. Then, the great and crushingly urbane John O’Sullivan joins to discuss Europe’s reaction to Trumpism and what the future holds for the continent. His piece Europe Agonistes in this month’s National Review is a must read. And we wind up with a tribute to John Glenn, of the the greatest Americans who ever lived. Godspeed, sir.

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