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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for April 26, 2017 it’s the One Hundred Days Don’t Matter edition of the podcast. We are brought to you this week by Casper mattresses: with over twenty thousand reviews with over 4.8 out of 5 stars, it is quickly becoming the internet’s favorite mattress.

This week our special guest is the inimitable, lovely and perspicacious Mollie Hemingway. Mollie takes time out of her very busy schedule as the latest and greatest Fox News contributor to join us to talk about Susan rice and underpants gnomes and why Hillary Clinton’s team didn’t see disaster coming from a long way out.

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I am a conservative and I come from the social conservative side of that camp. This post is all about building understanding and defining terms. So I will start. For me Conservatism is a reaction to the political consensus that came after 1948. This Consensus rejected much of the classical liberal order that was fully […]

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I know there are some on Ricochet who will disagree with this assessment by Dennis Prager, but I hope you will take the time to click on the link and read the entire column. Please do it as a favor to me. It’s Time for Conservatives to Celebrate This President More

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After having some fun with reports that science proves conservatives are better looking, Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome mainstream media condemnation of BuzzFeed. They’re also underwhelmed by Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson, while noting he does have several strong points. And they lament the San Diego Chargers leaving for Los Angeles after voters rejected paying for a new stadium.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America groan as conservative House Republicans are reportedly prepared to be less demanding on reining in spending once Trump is in office. They also shake their heads as more revelations suggest the Germans should have had the Berlin terrorist out of the country a long time ago. And they discuss three hate crime allegations that turned out to be hoaxes – the latest in a series of fake news.

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I was mulling over how much I enjoy and appreciate Ricochet and how it has encouraged me to think about ideas that I take for granted. I’ve come to realize that being a Conservative doesn’t mean being staid and unchangeable. In addition, I thought that all of us might consider, as we look forward (with […]

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I discovered Ricochet through its flagship podcast in September 2012. I was living in Germany at the time and was ravenous for conversation in a language which I could understand and isn’t exasperating by design. In those days I’d listen to the podcast while hanging clothes out to dry in the basement of our home, […]

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Isis is on the march. The U.S. economy is on life support. The President’s signature law (ACA) is collapsing. Iran is thumbing it’s nose at the world. It’s election year 2016 and Conservatives are outraged about transgender bathrooms? We are being played. We are fools, rubes, useful idiots who easily fall for the latest progressive overreach. More

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For many on the right side of the political spectrum it would seem that Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton are unsuitable, very unsuitable, candidates for Presidency. Valid and verifiable evidence exists which indicates their lack of consistency, integrity, and virtuous character. The results of these defects have manifested in various ways from covering up the […]

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The Donald Trump campaign has exposed deep divisions within the American political right and driven many conservative commentators to histrionics over the real estate mogul’s antics. Thus, the birth of the #NeverTrump social media “movement.” More

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In Dan Carlin’s fantastic podcast series on the Mongol Empire (Wrath of the Khans), he recounts one story of a beleaguered army set to face a Mongol force. The army was a patchwork, hastily thrown together to face an unexpected threat. The morning of the battle the warriors awoke to find that half of their […]

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Up here in the Great White North, one of Justin “Time For My Close Up” Trudeau’s big promises was the “legalization” (and regulation) of marijuana. The thing is, the production, sale and purchase of marijuana for medical purposes is already legal and regulated. More

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“A holiday, like Liberalism, only means the liberty of man. A miracle only means the liberty of God. You may conscientiously deny either of them, but you cannot call your denial a triumph of the liberal idea. The Catholic Church believed that man and God both had a sort of spiritual freedom. Calvinism took away the freedom from man, but left it to God. Scientific materialism binds the Creator Himself; it chains up God as the Apocalypse chained the devil. It leaves nothing free in the universe. And those who assist this process are called the ‘liberal theologians.'” — G. K. Chesterton in Orthodoxy

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Mr. Angelo Codevilla, who recently attracted attention on the Ricochet podcast, seems to me to be the mind behind the many complaints conservatives have about the establishment. Many here on Ricochet have complaints about American politics that range from constitutionalism to foreign policy, & there are many clever speakers in America who teach that the […]

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First a caveat: I am a British born son of a capitalist who left England with his family for economic policy reasons (pre Thatcher). Second: I am a small business advocate who sees first-hand how ever increasing regulatory atmosphere stifles business owners. While not a total Austrian economist, (I heavily lean toward Milton Friedman & Adam […]

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His royal Yeti-ness suggested I post about this, so here goes: An important aspect of modern American politics is that smart, honest supposedly liberal people might actually agree with conservatives on a lot of issues, but they have been convinced that conservatives are basically dumb. It’s actually easy to watch Fox News and come to this conclusion; but […]

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Americans seem to live with the illusion that love is a good thing. This is because democrats do not read books. In English, the great writer is Shakespeare, than whom no greater can be imagined. One cannot read the love stories in Shakespeare without coming to three basic insights: First, love leads to civil war […]

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shutterstock_209614678I would like to pose two questions to my follow Ricochet members: What should be the conservative answer be to unwed single mothers? How should the GOP/Conservatives support existing single mothers (to include widows, separated, divorced, unwed)?

I think we have a tendency to focus on the origins of the issue of single mothers — such as the rise of the welfare state and the sexual revolution — without addressing how we would support those single mothers that need help today. Social Conservatives are pro-life, pro-motherhood, and pro-marriage. However, the Left perpetuates the stereotype that Conservatives are not supportive of single mothers, and it works for them politically. In the 2012 presidential election 75% of single mothers voted for the Democratic ticket.

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In the summer of 2012, I fell out of love with Conservatives. It was that summer that Professor Rahe was predicting a Romney landslide. It was that summer that my Ricofriends called me a nattering nabob. It was that summer that it became clear to me that Conservatives are delusional losers. More

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Please comment on this story on Fox News. I’m Jewish, but this story worries me. More

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