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Join Jim and Greg as they implore Missouri primary voters to pick another Republican as more allegations of abuse emerge about Senate candidate Eric Greitens. They also grimace as Vice President Harris offers up another nonsensical word salad in public comments. And the CDC retroactively changes COVID death totals, reducing the total for children by 24%.

 

Join Jim and Greg as they offer the second installment of their highly coveted year-end awards. Today they remark on the people connected to politics that they’re most sorry to see pass away in 2021. They also share their choices for rising political stars and the political figures who appear to be fading into oblivion – rarely to be heard from again. Or, in Greg’s case, maybe they just really, really want them to go away forever.

 

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The last couple of years have been filled with reports about the dangers of opioid use and the subsequent deaths. Every person who dies is a tragedy, but people aren’t paying attention or think they are immune to death. I saw a discussion of the latest crisis on Fox News this morning, when a woman […]

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Join Jim and Greg for a busy Presidents’ Day edition! First, they welcome Democrats in New York calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to lose his emergency powers in response to the nursing home death scandal. But will the consequences get any more severe? They also shake their heads as the Biden administration offers dozens of new vaccine sites, but they’re missing one important thing? And they unload on CDC Director Rochelle Walensky and Dr. Anthony Fauci for drastically watering down their calls for schools to reopen – an obvious sign that politics is trumping science in the Biden administration.

Killer Cuomo Lied, Chief Minion Blames Trump, DOJ Family Business

 

justice and COVID-19Now it is apparently safe for New York Democrats to call out Killer Coumo. His top aide confessed to New York Democrat state legislative leaders that Cuomo’s team lied to them about the true number of old people he killed. The false excuse was that Orange Man Bad made them do it. The Democrats, with the truth and the cover-up now out in public, are making noises about ending the “emergency” and Cuomo’s dictatorial rule.

Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa admits they hid nursing home data so feds wouldn’t find out

The stunning admission of a coverup was made by secretary to the governor Melissa DeRosa during a video conference call with state Democratic leaders in which she said the Cuomo administration had rebuffed a legislative request for the tally in August because “right around the same time, [then-President Donald Trump] turns this into a giant political football,” according to an audio recording of the two-hour-plus meeting.

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome New York officials getting closer to the truth about nursing home deaths from COVID and how much Gov. Cuomo tried to cover up the numbers. They also hammer John Kerry and the Biden administration for smugly insisting that lots of energy industry workers will lose jobs but the green energy jobs will be even better. And while admitting limited knowledge of Wall Street, they discuss the GameStop trading chaos and the interesting political reaction to it.

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Only 64. Apparently, he died suddenly at his desk. The Long Ryders and REM were my gateway to music miles from the charts in the early ‘80s. Tom and his mob did a reunion album in 2019 that cements his status as the George Harrison of the band. I interviewed him a couple of times. […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they welcome far lower COVID-19 death projections than we were seeing just days ago but hope they still go much lower. They also wonder why Wisconsin is still holding elections in the midst of a stay-at-home order and fear Republicans will get blamed for any rise in cases linked to voting lines. And they hammer NBC for reporting China’s bogus numbers on COVID cases and deaths as if they are accepted facts.

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Some societal problems aren’t real to people until it happens to themselves or someone they know well. For me, the level of concern edged upwards when news of the Diamond Princess started hitting my news sources, as my parents-in-law had just boarded a three-week Caribbean and trans-Atlantic cruise.  Mid-cruise, ports of call started closing, or […]

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Pull up a stool and join Jim and Greg as they offer the second installment of their prestigious year-end awards. Today they remark on the political figures they’re most sorry to see pass away in 2019. They also share their choices for rising political stars and the political figures who appear to be fading into oblivion – rarely to be heard from again.

Facts and Feistiness, vs. Fake Feelings?

 

The Cabinet meeting this Monday was chock full of facts and feistiness. As a matter of fact, of a whole series of interconnected facts, the American people are experiencing the tangible benefit of electing a politician who actually takes his campaign promises deadly seriously. I commend the whole transcript or the video to your consideration.

One sample of facts and feistiness especially struck me: there has been a substantial, real reduction in overdose deaths for the first time in 30 years! For those scoring the presidential game at home, a president gets a maximum of eight years, and the two big parties do tend to fall in and out of favor, or vary in the quality of their bench, so we already know this is a bipartisan milestone. 2018 minus 30 takes us back to 1988, which just happens to be the last year of President Reagan’s administration, if my math is correct.

You remember President Reagan, and all the sophisticated snark about Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” (to drugs). Oh, that program continued on under its own inertia for a few years into the 1990s, but there was new thinking with new presidents: President Bush the First, President Clinton, President Bush the Second, President Obama.* Now we have a doer for president, who won on the basis of appealing to forgotten and discounted people in some of the places hardest hit by the opioid epidemic.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America unveil their choices in three more categories for Three Martini Lunch awards for 2017.  They begin on a somber note by honoring figures they were sorry to see pass away in 2017.  Jim chooses a peacemaker on the international stage and Greg highlights a joyful and faithful conservative in Washington.  They also reveal their choices for rising political star, with both selections coming from the U.S. Senate.  And they discuss the political characters who exited the political stage and are likely to soon be forgotten.

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I have a bit of a reputation as Ricochet’s unofficial obituarist, a sort of poor man’s Mark Steyn. Around this time every year the list comes out. “Notable Deaths of…” It’s like the 1930’s when MGM released a “Broadway Melody of…” film and just slapped a new year on the end of the title. (Over […]

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