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It is done. Tonight we had the last presidential debate. The last great clash between Trump and Hillary, before the voters of America go out in less than three weeks and cast their ballots for whomever they think will make the best president, or at the very least for whomever they think won’t destroy the […]

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Debating lefties is tough. For one thing, you risk losing a friendship. And lefties often get huffy and angry when you disagree with them, and pretty soon into the conversation they start swearing. It usually gets messy, and so the incentive is to never talk politics again. More

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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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Here is Scott Adams take on the outcome of the debate: “Trump won Bigly” http://blog.dilbert.com/post/151599421561/quick-debate-reactions-from-switzerland More

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161008171611-01-week-in-politics-1008-large-teaseAs we head into the debate tonight, millions will have seen or heard of the 2005 video in which Trump was bantering crudely with an apparently approving Billy Bush, as well as the Trump mea culpa video on Facebook early Saturday in which a sober Trump admits his failings. Apologizes! (Whoa! Stop the presses! Weren’t we told Trump didn’t have the maturity to ever apologize?) And then pivots to the gloves-off contrast the leaked video now permits him: lewd words vs. actual assault, focus on issues facing the country vs. avoidance of track record.

For that is the entire zeitgeist of this election for many who are still undecided, and thus the target audience of this debate: Which candidate is least bad?

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All the networks took a break from their wall-to-wall dance and/or singing competitions last night to cover the only thing more boring than a television dance and/or singing competition: a vice-presidential debate. That’s right, Sen. Tim Kaine and Gov. Mike Pence met Tuesday night at Longwood University in the town of Farmville, VA. The moderator was Elaine Quijano of CBS News.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for Tuesday, October 4, 2016. It’s the Hillary Heads for Home edition. We are former congressional candidate and nano-physicist Mike Stopa and radio talk host and newspaper editor Todd Feinburg, and this week we analyze

  1. the disastrous week that Donald Trump has inflicted on his campaign since the debate of last Monday night.
  2. Then we interview John Derbyshire, a longtime conservative writer whose hardline work currently appears at alt-right site VDare.com. We talk to John about the Trump candidacy. He explains why he’s voting for Trump even though he doesn’t necessarily support Trump.

We’ll also have our Shower Thoughts, and our Hidden Gem comes from folk-singer Stan Rogers and his song about (what else) a boat called The MaryEllen Carter.

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I hoped taking a day’s break from the debate would provide some much needed impetus for creative writing. It hasn’t. I’m disgusted, had enough and tired of it all. The debate offended everyone’s intellect, especially those who actually know things. Both candidates made profoundly idiotic and patently false statements. While each raced toward the bottom they jettisoned whatever dignity was left of the American electoral process. Furthermore, their sycophants continue to insult our intelligence by proclaiming what our lying ears and eyes didn’t hear and see.

Note to the travel weary, fast-food inhaling surrogates who have sold their souls to the devil who pays most: Who the hell do you think you are? Your candidate dishonored themselves and their party and appears to be preaching to their lowest hanging pliable demographics.

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CtUykGZUIAA4rx8Donald Trump, always the hero of his own tales, closed out the first presidential debate with a tribute to his own courtesy and high-mindedness: “I was going to say something extremely rough to Hillary, to her family,” he said. “And I said to myself, I can’t do it. I just can’t do it. It’s inappropriate, it’s not nice. But she’s spent hundreds of millions of dollars on negative ads on me.”

Later, the candidate’s son, Eric Trump, offered that it required not just magnanimity for Trump to avoid mentioning the topic, but “a lot of courage.”

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Armed with a glass of red, I watched the debate alone at my little summer cottage in northern Michigan, and within minutes of its ending, the power went out and the room was plunged into darkness. Having assumed immediately after the debate that Hillary “won”, the metaphor was not lost on me. So, sitting by candlelight in a log cabin by the lake, listening to the rain and wind outside, I contemplated what had just happened.

-In seeming coordination with the media, Hillary had canned answers for everything. Her oily grin was inappropriate, and her mocking condescension was on full display. A lot of voters are aware that she and her staff got away with stuff we’d be in jail for.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club podcast for September 27, 2016! It’s the Trump Rocked It, But the Media Won’t Say It! edition, brought to you by SimpliSafe!

The morning after the Thrilla in Hampstead, nanophysicist Mike Stopa and radio talk host Todd Feinburg tell you who won the debate and how. Then we’ll share our prerecorded predictions (just to make ourselves look dumber than usual), followed by our shower thoughts and our Hidden Gem from the band XTC.

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In case you live under a rock or something, on Monday night Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton met for the first of three presidential debates. Beforehand, those in the know estimated 100 million people would watch. If you were not one of them, you are to be congratulated. To call it awful would be an exercise in hyperbolic understatement. It was utterly soul sucking. If for some reason (like, you hate yourself) you want to read a transcript, it can be found here.

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The Spectator, a weekly British publication, sponsored a debate on Brexit last week, hosted by the always-interesting Andrew Neil. The Leave side was represented by Daniel Hannan, Nigel Farage, and Kate Hoey, and the “Remainians,” as Farage quipped, were represented by the always-oily Nick Clegg, Chuka Umunna, and Liz Kendall. Spoiler: the Leave side won. More

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Ok, everybody get their April Fools Day jokes out of their system now, but then resolve to watch the debate! More

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I am not a lawyer. So perhaps it is only apocryphal wisdom that says a strong contract is a concise one. But the principle is sound in regard to political arguments. The more passionately opposed to your position your audience is, the less likely that person is to consider everything you say in fairness and […]

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Aha, made ya click! (rubs hands together with evil grin…) Waaaa, I can’t watch the debate tonight! I’m thinking this one might worth seeing—no Carson, Super Tuesday done, HRC’s IT guy given immunity, the KKK, Trump releasing his bealthcare ins.details—the possibilities! The mind boggles… More

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In October of 2000, the Vice-President of the United States and the Governor of Texas met three times to debate the future of the United States. Over the course of these joint press conferences (they’re really not “debates” in any sense of the word), here are the combined mentions of Osama bin Laden and radical […]

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I sincerely apologize to the hard-working and steadfast citizens of New York, for the incompleteness of my remark. When I made that unfortunate reference to “New York values” you have to know what I was picturing in my mind: I was picturing a certain former senator of New York. A senator who belittles the women […]

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The long, long wait is nearly over. Yes, we’re talking about the next Democratic presidential debate which has been curiously scheduled for Saturday night. More

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