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There’s been much consternation over Justice Gorsuch’s and Roberts’ majority opinion in Bostock v Clayton County. It’s both a major new application of existing law with far reaching effect AND is something Congress has tried but failed to do. As a default, I think the dissent in the case makes sense: the court shouldn’t impose […]

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It’s possible to be too square. Never taking a sip of alcohol? Never taking a puff of a cigarette? Never putting a dollar in a nickel slot? Therefore it shouldn’t be surprising that although a principled conservative, I don’t have much patience for the Never-Trump movement. The American Founders set an excellent example by rarely invoking absolutes […]

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Dave Carter joins us at the Whiskey Politics Podcast after one of the most news-heavy weeks in recent memory where we had a breaking story seemingly every 3 hours. We decided to focus on 2 issues: Syria and the Supreme Court and Dave C. shares his perspective on both, as only he can.

@DaveCarter is a household name for Ricochet.com members, but for those who have not had the pleasure of reading or hearing Dave’s work you’re in for a treat. Dave’s a cross country truck driver, a Veteran and Security Forces member and Senior Historian authoring over 40 volumes of Air Force histories. In the US Air Force Dave was deployed throughout Asia, Europe, and the Middle East accompanying aircrews on combat missions. He’s a former private detective, a radio show host and a Contributor for Ricochet, The Federalist, and Conservative Review. Dave’s new podcast “Radio Deplorable” can be found at Ricochet.com.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to President Trump ordering missile strikes against a Syrian airfield in retaliation for Syria’s use of chemical weapons. They also discuss another terrorist attack involving a truck, this time in Stockholm. They’re stunned to see reports that Trump may be considering replacing his top two advisers. And they welcome Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

In 2013, when Senate Democrats invoked the first iteration of the so-called “nuclear option” by changing the rules of the Senate, then minority leader Mitch McConnell had a telling premonition. “I say to my friends on the other side of the aisle, you’ll regret this,” he warned. “And you may regret it a lot sooner than you think.” With that warning now likely coming to fruition, we break down the regrets of the Left and the morphing identity of the Senate.

Later, we take a look at the most recent job numbers and dig into how Trump’s embracing of Conservative principles has been perhaps the single biggest boon of his presidency.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America point out that even the liberal editorial board at USA Today is telling Democrats that filibustering Neil Gorsuch is a bad idea against an obviously qualified jurist. They also shudder as apparent terrorist attacks kill and injure metro passengers in St. Petersburg, Russia. And they react to former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice reportedly being the one to request the “unmasking” of Trump officials incidentally caught up in government surveillance.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America slam California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for filing 15 felony accounts against the pro-life activists who recorded Planned Parenthood officials negotiating the price of aborted baby body parts. They also shake their heads as Pres. Trump tweets about fighting the House Freedom Caucus in 2018, most likely in response to their opposition to the GOP health care bill last week. And they get a kick out of Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley suggesting any 5-4 Supreme Court decision with Neil Gorsuch in the majority would be illegitimate if Republicans kill the filibuster on nominees to the high court because he says Gorsuch would be an illegitimate justice.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud Defense Secretary Jim Mattis for doing his best to limit civilian casualties while explaining that are often unavoidable in wartime as the U.S. dramatically ramps up the military action against ISIS. They also discuss how Democrats are boxing themselves into a corner by trying to filibuster Neil Gorsuch – a move that could lead to rule changes that make the Democrats powerless to stop anything. And they react to Pres. Trump telling senators a deal on health care legislation will be “easy.”

This week on OppCast, we let the legal nerds take over. With the marathon Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Neil Gorsuch finally in the bag, it’s not totally clear what was learned, what was accomplished and what to expect moving forward. That’s why we brought in special guest Shoshana Weissmann, digital media director of Opportunity Lives and a card-carrying legal nerd, along with the Cato Institute’s Senior Constitutional Scholar Ilya Shapiro, to geek out on what you may have missed. (And perhaps a little mutton-busting while we’re at it.)

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America begin by discussing the interesting circumstances surrounding the discovery of Tom Brady’s stolen Superbowl jersey, but then get to the real news. They are excited to see Neil Gorsuch begin his Supreme Court confirmation hearings. They also react to the heads of the FBI and NSA say they have no evidence suggesting Pres. Obama ordered surveillance on Trump Tower. And they shake their heads as only 43 percent of Americans can name one Supreme Court justice.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to hear Senate Democrats have found no good reason to oppose Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. They also react to the Congressional Budget Office scoring of the GOP health care bill. And they shake their heads as the Middlebury College professor assaulted by students says she understands their anger and blames Trump for it.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss a good day for judicial conservatives as Neil Gorsuch distances himself from some of Trump’s tweets on the judiciary, the Senate confirms Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General and Sen. Tim Scott exposes the racist messages he got for supporting Sessions. They also cringe as Tucker Carlson suggests Elizabeth Warren would have defeated Donald Trump. And they slam Kellyanne Conway for blatantly promoting Ivanka Trump’s products in a national television interview.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleased to see nine Senate Democrats claim to want an up or down vote for Judge Gorsuch. They also applaud Missouri passing right to work legislation but wince as opponents may be able to stall the law from taking effect for almost two years. And they scold President Trump for tweeting about Ivanka’s battle with Nordstrom.

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I just saw this and I thought that it was worth sharing here. President Trump had Maureen Scalia (Justice Scalia’s widow) and Fr. Paul Scalia in the White House yesterday when he named Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. After the announcement they took the time to pray and had Fr. Scalia lead the […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. They also get a kick out of flailing liberals showing up to protest the Supreme Court nomination with fill-in-the-blank signs so they could protest anyone who was chosen. And they fully support the push from Vox to cancel the Oscars, although their reasons are somewhat different than those offered by Vox.