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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast (number 181!!!!) it’s the Supreme Court Rules edition of the show with your Lunch-loving hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg and California dreamin AI guy Mike Stopa. This week, we have an enormously important show with an enormously significant week in American (and dare we say it Trump) history. We will discuss the historic ruling of the Supreme court in the case of Janus vs. AFSCME and the body slam that those august judges have given to public sector unions. Then, we will talk about the fracturing of the Democrat Party, OMG. As Stephen Miller said, the liberals are the most outraged that they’ve been…since yesterday. And with impeachment in the air (I *told* everyone about this in March!!!) and the Democrat adults realizing (because I told them so) just what a trap it all was, and with Maxine Waters now taking her rightful place as one of the leading lights of the left, well, are the Dems going to split in two? We will see.

We will have our shower thoughts, yes! And our hidden gem this week (a propos of the newfound liberty of public sector workers everywhere to belong or not belong to the union) is I’m Free, by the Who! Enjoy!

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Rich McFadden of Radio America discuss the Capitol Police response to the shooting early Wednesday morning in Alexandria, VA where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were injured during their practice for the 2017 Congressional Baseball Game. They also speculate about the possible motive of the 66-year old shooter from Illinois based on reports of his incendiary political views found on his social media account. And they react to the polarized responses on social media that are erupting across the political spectrum following the attack.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the Trump administration’s new executive order temporarily banning travel from six nations with major terrorism problems.  They also react to North Korea announcing its latest missile tests were designed to strike U.S. bases in Japan.  And they slam teachers in Alexandria, Virginia, for forcing the cancellation of school because 300 of them plan to attend the anti-Trump women’s march.

“Hi, What Did You Do with the Confederacy?”


MercyStreetPosterwSawboneI live in Alexandria, VA, a close-in suburb of Washington. On a good day, I can be in DC in 10 minutes. On a great day, I wouldn’t be in DC (rimshot). I love it here, though. According to our local blog, Red Brick Town, “Alexandria, Virginia is the Most Liberal City in Virginia.” I live in a section of town called Del Ray, which is the tip of the liberal iceberg. I like to call it a hippie commune, with multiple yoga studios, holistic medicine practitioners, and coffee shops mere blocks from each other. One of the coffee shops has a Moms Demand gun control sign in their window. As a pretty hard right conservative, I don’t fit in at all, but, that is pretty much the story of my life.

Recently, I started taking water aerobics at the local YMCA. As a 44-year old man, I am 1) the youngest in the class and 2) the only guy. Not a problem as everyone is kind and welcoming, probably because I haven’t told any of them I work for NRA News. The only time I felt awkward was yesterday, when I couldn’t contribute to the classwide discussion of hot flashes. I just stared at the wall and prayed that it would end.

The water aerobics ladies also discussed “Downton Abbey,” another topic I have no clue about, but at least it’s not cringe-inducing. One of them mentioned PBS was coming out with a new series that took place here in Alexandria, called “Mercy Street.” I found that to be an interesting tidbit, then went back to trying not to drown as we did our underwater karate kicks.