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Whenever one of our major political parties loses an election – usually involving the presidency, but also House of Congress, governorships, and even state legislatures – there’s often a proctological exam of sorts. What went wrong? Why did we lose? What’s our path forward back to victory? Preview Open

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He knew all the arguments for despair, and would not listen to them. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Eva Cassidy was 33 years old and at the height of her creative powers when she was struck down by melanoma in 1996. At the time of her death, she was largely unknown outside the Washington D.C. area. But after her death, someone in the U.K. happened to play Eva’s recording of Somewhere Over The Rainbow on the radio and the result was that her self-recorded “Songbird” album zoomed to the top of the U.K. music charts. Only after she was gone did the world start to recognize her artistic beauty.

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and we’re glad to have you back as we return to our prestigious Three Martini Lunch Awards. Today, Jim and Greg discuss the worst scandals of 2020, which Jim choosing an international mess and Greg opting for a domestic one. Next, we sift through a ton of possibilities for the best and worst political theater of 2020.

After a hiatus, the podcast is back!

In this episode, Seth and Jay along with guest Karol Markowicz, go through 2020 and offer up some ideas about 2021.

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Let’s consider a scenario. A major corporation goes bankrupt rapidly, and lots of people lose jobs or money in stocks. Even other companies are left holding the bag from purchase orders. It turns out that a major executive was actively embezzling from the company and defrauding the investors while lying to the SEC. However, the […]

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As states begin to certify the 2020 election results, and the court litigation disputing the election outcome slowly ends, Americans ought to focus their attention on the two U.S. Senate races down in Georgia. Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are running close races against their Democratic opponents—and the results of these elections will […]

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A seismic shift was felt at the press conference today by President Trump’s attorneys. The opening statements of “systemic” voter fraud is so far-reaching, including foreign interference, and is way beyond anything that could have been imagined. Trump attorney Sidney Powell stated that “this is our Generation’s 1775”.  https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4924409/user-clip-trump-campaign-news-conference-legal-challenges Preview Open

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I followed closely the Bush v. Gore litigation in 2000 — to the extent that I know that the Supreme Court’s second reversal of the Florida Supreme Court’s decision was by a 7-2 vote and not 5-4. (That 5-4 story is one of the lies the media has been telling ever since.) Despite that I […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Why I Scheduled My Lobotomy

 

My longtime friend and attorney E. Hobart Calhoun dropped me off at the 24-hour LOBES-R-US walk-in clinic located in the old A&W Root Beer A-frame building in the decaying strip center on University Avenue.

E. volunteered to give me a ride because he knew from dropping off other clients that Dr. Hans O’Cranium uses eye drops to dilate the brain to properly evaluate the suitability of the patient’s frontal lobe for the procedure, rendering the patient’s drive home unpredictably hazardous.

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It’s ugly out there. Messy too, and confusing as all get out. I knew this was coming. And I didn’t know this was coming. The path we were on before 2015 was undermined by a slow and torturous killing happening behind the gym rather than the audaciously overt in-broad-daylight assaults of today. Now we see, […]

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Tom Bevan, cofounder and president of RealClearPolitics, joins Brian Anderson to discuss what happened in the 2020 election, the Trump campaign’s legal challenges to the results, the issues with polling, and criticism concerning new state voting laws and “ballot harvesting.”

Find the transcript of this conversation and more at City Journal.

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My colleagues and I share some of our thoughts on why the polling mislead us.  Most of the chatter will focus on issues like the “shy Trump voter” effect and bad sampling techniques, i.e., not correctly identifying who will likely vote. But there may be a deeper problem. It’s called confirmation bias, a propensity to […]

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From American Thinker, https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/11/new_election_math_its_not_270_its_2624.html: It is the NEW 2021 Congress which would vote, and due to R house pickups Nov 3, the Democrats have just lost three delegations, and are on the verge of losing a fourth. The Democrats have now lost control of, and are now tied in: MN (now 4R, 4D), and MI (now 7R, 7D) and PA (now […]

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