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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America pour three crazy martinis. They marvel at the pathetic attacks on Attorney General Bill Barr from Senate Democrats – from ad hominem attacks to slamming legal positions they held strongly until the past few weeks. They also groan as Hillary Clinton continues to insist […]

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America celebrate stronger than expected economic growth of 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019. They also pour cold water on the absurd notions that Anita Hill was treated unfairly by the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991 and that Clarence Thomas is somehow assumed […]

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David French of Radio America and Greg Corombos of Radio America groan as Joe Biden enters the 2020 presidential race vowing to return the nation to the Obama-Biden era and they break down the advantages and disadvantages Biden brings to the campaign. They also discuss the measles outbreaks and how they seem to be entirely […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Biden and the Problem of Touch

 

If I profane with my unworthiest hand
This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this:
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.
— William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scene 5

Joe Biden’s explanatory video in response to stories of his sometimes overly exuberant physicality was well-played. He seemed relaxed, sincere, unscripted, and above all, not supine.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America try to keep up as 21 Democrats are now either running for president or seriously thinking about it. They also break down Joe Biden’s apology for making several women feel uncomfortable over the years and discuss how both Republicans and Democrats are approaching this […]

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club political podcast for April 3, 2019, episode number 218 (!!!) it is the Tactile Politics edition of the show with your touchy-feely hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI guy Mike Stopa. This week, we return to an earlier era where we used to bring you *three* topics. Yes! […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Y’all Wanna Put Joe Biden Back In Chains

 

Isn’t it a little late in life for Joe Biden to be changing his brand? Instead of presenting himself as the avuncular pro with the résumé to send Trump packing, his aides have him signaling to primary voters that he’ll forgo his golden years to reinvent himself and win gold in the “Woke-lympics ” that is the Democratic primary.

It’s pathetic, really, and reminiscent of Dr. Evil giving the Macarena a go in order to impress his estranged son. I suspect that a large plurality of Democratic primary voters in the Rustbelt would be more inclined to support his candidacy if he unapologetically stood up as the Pabst Blue Ribbon candidate instead of pretending to be an IPA-swilling hipster with gender issues; as a much needed reminder that not everybody in America is as white, woke and wild-eyed and his party’s base. His campaign slogan should be “Just win, baby!” Instead it’s “Just one last white guy, I promise.”

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Here’s my adaptation of the Frankie Valli song for the groper. My eyes adored you though I often laid a hand on youMy eyes adored you like a million miles away from meYou clearly see how I adored youToo close, too close and yet so farCarried your books from school Playin’ make believe you’re married to […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America admit that it’s good politics for President Trump and Republicans to postpone another effort to dismantle Obamacare until after the 2020 election but are frustrated that the GOP still doesn’t have a coherent plan almost a decade after Obamacare as passed. They also blast […]

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After a review of Greg’s harrowing trip to the DMV, Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos ask whether the the Democratic Party is trying to kick Joe Biden to the curb as women now accuse the former vice president of unwanted physical contact in recent years. They also groan as House Judiciary Committee […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel’s critique of the media and appreciate that at least one veteran journalist has the courage to speak out on liberal bias in the news. They also take President Trump to task for attacking the late Sen. John McCain in a […]

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First there was that murder mystery “written” by James Patterson and Bill Clinton, and now Obama is in the crime solving game. This came as an Editor’s Pick in BookBub: More

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I don’t follow politics so I can watch liberals cry. My goal when arguing with my leftist friends is not to make them secrete so many tears that I can comfortably wallow in a pool of progressive lamentations. However, I must admit, upon hearing about the retirement of Justice Kennedy, I did take a trip over to the usual suspects (Vox, Slate, ThinkProgress, Salon) just to see how lachrymose they would become. I did not expect to stay… I didn’t plan to gloat… but despite my intentions, I found myself staying to take a nice long shower in the torrent of liberal tears, I showered for longer than 20 minutes just to stick it to the California water police.

While there, I was a little surprised to learn that Justice Kennedy is no longer the Number One GRH (Gay Rights Hero). Merely by deciding at the age of 81 to retire, he has forfeited any and all plaudits for rulings he made previously. By leaving the national stage a lifetime of work was washed down the drain, along with those tears.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Put Joe Biden Down as a “No” on Universal Basic Income

 

My guess, both from what’s in the media and talking to insiders, is that former Vice President Joe Biden is going to make a 2020 run for the Democratic presidential nomination. (He’s the very slight favorite, according to PredictIt.) In fact he just announced, Axios reports, “a big-name list of members of the Biden Institute Policy Advisory Board.”

In addition, he also put forward a plan to “restore the basic bargain … in this country that if you contributed to the success of an enterprise you got to share in its profits so you could not only make ends meet but also get ahead.” Lots in their about education, skills building, and reducing barriers to work (oddly though nothing about occupational licensing).

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America celebrate the coup that no one in Zimbabwe will call a coup, as despotic leader Robert Mugabe is placed under house arrest. They also fire back at Joe Biden as the former vice president either suggests the hero who stopped the church shooter in […]

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Though Benedict is still living, Francis is trying to bury him. So writes Matthew Schmitz at First Things. More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. For Once the Vice Presidency Matters

 

kaine-pence-debateBack in late January, 2015, I did a post entitled The Party of the Living Dead. In it, I drew attention to what Barack Obama did to the Democratic Party — which is that he deprived it of a bench and left it in the grips of septuagenarians such as Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Harry Reid, Joe Biden, and the like. Even that young whippersnapper Elizabeth Warren — with whom I served back in the last millennium on the debate team for Northwest Class High School in Oklahoma City — was slated to be 66 or 67 by now, and Hillary Clinton was slated to be 69 — older than Ronald Reagan was on the eve of his first election. I did not have the wit to mention Bernie Sanders, then and now another septuagenarian; and I took it for granted that the Republicans would nominate someone in his or her forties or fifties. It never crossed my mind that they would nominate someone older than Hillary. But here we are.

I mention this because I believe that Tim Kaine or Mike Pence will be President before long. There is, as Aristotle said with regard to the Spartan gerousia, an old age of the mind as well as one of the body — and Hillary is evidencing both. She is not only ill — probably with Parkinson’s disease — and lacking energy. She is, as Huma Abedin noted some time ago in an email to someone recently hired at the State Department, “often confused.” She may win on Tuesday. My guess — for what it is worth — is that she will. But she will not be with us long. Hell, she is not always with us now.

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The inclusion of “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace as one of the moderators for this fall’s presidential debates sparked a firestorm when he told colleague and media reporter Howard Kurtz that it wasn’t his job as a moderator to fact-check the candidates during the actual debate. I do not believe that it is my […]

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Joe Biden is apparently challenging Nancy Pelosi for the title of chief theologian most clueless Catholic: Biden officiates at “same-sex wedding” More

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