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On Thursday families all across the country came together for the first time since the election. Grown, educated and often times socio-economically advantaged liberal adults sat with their conservative leaning family to break bread and eat turkey. Everyone started out playing nice. Superficial tip of the iceberg conversations painfully ensued. “How ‘bout them Cowboys!” Preview […]

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Trump: “If you like your light bulb you can keep your light bulb”

 

hillary-lyingI know we’re supposed to pretend that Trump’s victory isn’t just another example of Obama underestimating the JV team. As for the president’s impressive 53% approval rating, I can only ascribe it to the state he has left his party in.

It’s know it’s hard to believe that being called deplorable, racist, xenophobic, nativist, fascist and jingoistic might make one reticent around pollsters, but here you have it: Donald Trump is learning the nation’s most-guarded secrets while Hillary Clinton is learning to drive to drive a car (a lot of good it will do her in Saudi Arabia.) If we could harness the awesome power of Republican schadenfreude we wouldn’t have to worry about climate change.

Speaking of the climate, how much more complicated do you imagine it to be than polling? It turns out that as with the foreign policy establishment, the domestic policy establishment, the consultant class and the self-styled experts of all kinds, pollsters are engaged in just another form of chiropractic: a useless activity good only for making progressives feel good for a while. 

It’s finally here. Election day. The final reckoning. As the clock ticks down to zero hour, we sit down to run through the last minute numbers, talking points and demographics (and discuss what we’ll each be drinking on election night). Join us on the lifeboat.

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The USC Dornsife/LA Times tracking poll is the only national poll that has had Trump in the lead for any lengthy period of time. What makes this poll different? In this post, I dive into this poll’s data through Nov. 3rd, focusing narrowly on race. According to the Roper Center, the 2012 electorate was 72% white (W), […]

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So as an intellectual exercise I decided to come up with my conservative/classically liberal case for voting for each of the major candidates next week. This isn’t to be confused with “the” conservative case for voting for these people. This is me coming up with the best case I can for each option. I actually […]

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My Long Introduction: First, since this is my first post, I think I should do a brief introduction in the communal spirit of this site. I’ve been reading Ricochet almost every day for more than a year. I imagine I’m relatively young for this site (31). When my favorite radio personality (semi)retired, I decided to look […]

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One need not look further than Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the top of the GOP candidate heap to know that Americans have become disillusioned with the political establishment. James Piereson takes a look at previous political ‘revolutions’ that have already taken place in this country. Piereson tells us that another is on its way. His latest book, Shattered Consensus, is a masterwork of historical and political analysis and should not be missed. On a positive note, Piereson is not another crying out from the wilderness that America will fall. On the contrary, he believes that any current political turmoil is a precursor to another period of growth for the nation.

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political podcast for November 1, 2016 it’s the Conrad Black’s Life Matters edition. Our special guest is Lord Conrad Black founder of The National Post, author of highly acclaimed biographies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Richard Nixon, and Canadian TV personality. Lord Black is an outspoken Trump supporter who writes for the National Review. He will discuss with us, among other things, what makes America the greatest country on earth and how the “Bush-Clinton-Obama co-regency” threatens to derail that greatness. Further, as a personal acquaintance and longtime business associate of Donald Trump he attests to Trump’s solidity as a businessman and loyalty as a friend (to say nothing of his basic sanity).

Also, we’ll talk about FBI Director James Comey’s leap back into the middle of the 2016 election and the torpedo he launched at the HMS Hillary last Friday by reopening her email investigation. Does Hillary’s first instinct of demanding that Comey release everything immediately make sense? Is her second instinct – to assassinate the messenger by slamming Comey – work any better? Is the enthusiasm gap, where Trump now leads by seven points according to one poll, enough to tilt the election to Donald?

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Before I kick this off let us bask in the delightful joy that is E-mailgate 2: Son of E-mailgate. This morning I got to watch Podesta and other Clinton surrogates squirm and whine about how big and mean the FBI is. I think some one even brought up accusations of rigging the election, the irony […]

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Proof any reason, logic, common sense, reality, justice have all boarded that train in the song, “American Pie”. First, those people who haven’t got a big enough clothespin to vote for DJT are told, “We don’t need you anyway! We’ll win without you!”. Now, they’re being told if they vote third party, or leave it […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer Defense Secretary Ash Carter for stopping the government’s efforts to get re-enlistment bonus money back from soldiers fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. They also sigh as the latest WikiLeaks revelations show the Clinton Foundation also worked to line Bill’s pockets with huge speaking fees. And they unload on Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber for suggesting the only thing needed to improve Obamacare is to jack up the penalties on people who don’t buy insurance.

Permanent Interests

 

“I say that it is a narrow policy to suppose that this country or that is to be marked out as the eternal ally or the perpetual enemy of England. We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow.”

  • Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

“America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests.”

Hey, you there… so it’s Monday morning, long work week ahead, we know how it is. That’s why on this week’s OppCast, we lay out everything you need to know in politics for this home stretch of election season. From what we’ve learned since the debate, to how online hacking is shaping partisan politics, we’ll get your week started with a strong, caffeinated dose of opportunity.

 

The 15 Most-Overlooked Headlines of the 2016 Presidential Campaign

 

screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-6-04-24-pmWith the campaign-fueled news cycle now exceeding the speed of light, even the most avid news junkies are liable to have completely overlooked some of the most glaring headlines of 2016. Below are 15 of the glaring-est.

Democrats To Cut Out Middle Man, Copy Russia On All Emails – New York Times, April 27

Trump Absentmindedly Sculpts Refried Beans Into Wall Around Street Tacos – New York Times, October 4

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The Benghazi committee subpoenaed Hillary Clinton’s emails on March 4th, 2015. It just so happens that at 20:41 (8:41 pm) on that very same day John Podesta emailed Cheryl Mills and asked this question: Think we should hold emails to and from potus? That’s the heart of his exec privilege. We could get them to […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to Liberty University students denouncing Jerry Falwell, Jr. for making the school synonymous with Donald Trump. They also discuss reports of Trump pulling mostly or entirely out of Virginia, making his road to victory more difficult. They have fun with the Clinton team’s contradictory explanations for all the embarrassing emails coming out from Wikileaks. And they they note Bob Dylan’s winning of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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This is a rant. I hope you don’t agree because I don’t want to be right. Someone once labeled the Republicans as the “Stupid Party” and the Democrats as the “Evil Party”. The original source is in doubt, and may have been an apparently unsavory individual, but (as this year so colorfully displays) the concept itself […]

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Podcast for Tuesday, October 11, 2016. It’s the “Hillie Sutton: Go Where the Money Is” edition with our exclusive interview with Washington Examiner’s Michael Barone. We come to you in the wake of the second presidential debate in which Donald Trump is viewed by many as having calmed the outrage connected to the release Friday of his Crotch Grab interview – which had the media in a feeding frenzy and scared Republicans running away from Donald anew. We’ll talk about the debate and we’ll discuss the Crotch Grab interview released Friday.

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Last night’s Trump-Clinton debate was profoundly depressing. Yes, Trump won the debate, which means that Clinton could not seal the deal, which is itself a testimonial to just what a horrible politician she is. So Trump lives to fight another day, and the oppo dumps will continue until the great Armageddon of November 8, 2016 […]

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