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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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Kim-Davis-mugshotAn email from a friend:

“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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Here are some questions about economics. I’ll post the incorrect answers after I get sufficient responses or after 24 hours. Please leave one comment, with just your answers, without explanation. (We’ll discuss later.) Try not to look at others’ responses. I expect Ricochetti to do very well. Your options are: Strongly agree  More

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American study proves, right-wingers tend not to blame their problems on other people, and they are happier than liberals. There just few conservatives in my country, so I cant really compare, but is it so in a big world? I can say there is a lot depressed people in Finland. More

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Tony Alter (CC)The GOP has been struggling to deal with social issues and the ballot for some time now. In the conservative echo chamber that is a fact that is daily denied, and the proof offered is the continual support of vocal social conservatives. They are a very vocal minority, and that is not helping the situation. It’s further complicated by the fact that in hindsight, it has been generally assumed that the only reason Barack Obama ended up with a second term was because conservative Republicans decided to stay home on election day, instead of voting for Mitt Romney. Or maybe that isn’t a complicating factor.

For some time now, political pundits and strategists have been going back and forth over precisely where liberty-minded millennial voters will land in upcoming elections. It is hoped that they will decide to follow Tea Party leaders like Rand Paul and Justin Amash, at least since these people are aligned with the GOP, if in name only. That would probably be the case if economic, foreign policy, and deficit spending were the only issues these voters cared about. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case.

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Libertarians are often accused of being unrealistic or ideological and are forced to give secondary positions, since their ideal is not possible. They are told: high immigration is unrealistic, getting government out of marriage is unrealistic, and legalizing drugs and such is unrealistic.

That’s fine, but it’s unrealistic to think Americans are willing to engage in the kind of war that stands of chance of obliterating ISIS, or even to engage them enough to reduce the threat. Yet, pointing this out causes many conservatives to yell all the louder about how dire things are, as if doing so will make things possible. It won’t.

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rolling_stone_obamaBack in the summer of 2008, I remember asking my liberal friends if they were put off, even a little bit, about how Barack Obama wasn’t just admired, but nearly worshiped.

A normal American, I said, thinks it’s creepy that his fellow “free citizens” produce iconography like this, or this, or this. That’s the kind of stuff produced by artists in totalitarian societies, usually against their will. Yet some Americans did it willingly in 2008.

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Quoting from the Wall Street Journal: President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to stem the surge in children and families from Central America illegally crossing the U.S. border, with most of the money to be spent on detention facilities to hold the migrants. More

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