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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of National Review discuss the brewing Democratic civil war with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez choosing to play the race card on Nancy Pelosi. They react to Iran’s failed attempt to storm a British tanker and the escalating situation in the Middle East. And they chuckle at Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath’s quick flip-flop on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleasantly surprised to hear liberal Joy Behar admit on “The View” that the left launches online outrage mobs because they’re “desperate” to be rid of Trump. They also slam New York lawmakers for legalizing abortion up to the moment of birth and Jim unloads on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for lighting the Freedom Tower pink to celebrate passage of the law. And they roll their eyes as freshman Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse wants to pursue the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America announce three more prestigious year-end awards. Today they look at the stories the mainstream media covered far too much, the ones they conveniently ignored because they didn’t fit their narrative, and what they saw as the best stories of 2018.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are back from celebrating Christmas with three more prestigious Three Martini Lunch Awards. Today they discuss the most significant scandals of 2018 and then sift through a ton of possibilities for the best and worst political theater of 2018. And maybe, just maybe, there will be a moment from the Kavanaugh hearings that fits one or more of these categories.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America prepare for Thanksgiving by each discussing three things for which they’re politically thankful. They discuss the positive aspects of the midterm elections, the big confirmation fight, and important news this year from the courts and the Congress. Happy Thanksgiving and join us again on Friday for another special edition of the Three Martini Lunch.

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We are now living in the post-Kavanaugh confirmation hearing era. The hard left gallery of rogues – Democrat senators, including “Spartacus” and that Hawaiian man-hater– lost the battle they so desperately and shamelessly waged. What will be the fall-out? Hopefully, Republicans will hang onto the House in the midterms, though that still remains a long […]

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Mitch McConnell: I’m proud of our vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh By Mitch McConnell October 17 at 8:24 AM More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Kavanaugh Is Up to the Challenge

 

“Justice Thomas, who also faced false last-minute allegations during his nominating process, has spent more than a quarter-century on the court doing his job, staying true to his judicial principles, and not giving a damn what the Washington Post and CNN have to say about him. It’s unfortunate that the newest justice faces a similar task, but I’m guessing he’s up to it.” — Jason Riley, Wall Street Journal

The Left will continue to harangue us about Justice Kavanaugh and attack the man, but ultimately I believe he will be admired for his resilience under fire, for his passion for defending his reputation, for his defense of his family, and his stellar record. In the tradition of every Supreme Court, I hope he will be treated with respect and grace by his colleagues. I’m counting on their rising above all the chaos and welcoming him into the fold.

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I hate it when I am forced to agree with David Brooks. Roughly two-thirds of Americans, across four political types, fall into what the authors call “the exhausted majority.” Sixty-one percent say people they agree with need to listen and compromise more. Eighty percent say political correctness is a problem, and 82 percent say the […]

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More Than Simply a Legal Standard — Americans by and large are a very trusting people. In fact, most civilized societies are built on a foundation of trust. What does that mean exactly? It means that, for the most part, one presumes that your neighbor is not out to harm you. Most Americans don’t walk […]

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast number – god, what number *is* it???? – it is 195!!! closing in on the big 200 soon!

This is the podcast for ten-ten-twenty-eighteen and we are Todd Feinburg – radio guy – and Mike Stopa – your friendly Siri-substitute.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Stupidity of Protestors: Blocked Bridge in Texas

 

So Austin City Limits is a giant music festival in Austin, TX, and it is currently in session this weekend. (Paul McCartney and Metallica are playing at opposite ends of Zilker Park!) Literally thousands of people converge to one section of the city.

What do I see as I walk over the pedestrian bridge that runs parallel to the bridge for a steady stream of vehicles going to ACL? A major traffic pinch-point at the best of times, much less during a major event?

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The End Is Nigh!

 

Climate change is not my issue. I don’t know enough about the science to form a solid opinion. Had I been permitted to remain within the liberal left, I’d no doubt be mindlessly backing Team Gore. That is, I would have, had Team Gore and the Democratic Party not made the mistake of amply demonstrating its cynical perfidy when it comes to issues I do know and care about.

A story for another day (or, let’s face it, for just about all my other days): at the moment, I’d like to reprise my Stewardess Metaphor for those who might have missed it.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Calm Between the Storms is the Time to Prepare

 

TL;DR: This might be a moment that you feel good and satisfied in, but it is at precisely this moment that you should start making calls and knocking on doors for Congressmen. Nemesis hangs over us, and and it is likely that there will not be a better opportunity to make a difference. If you don’t already have a good candidate in mind, I’d recommend signing up to make calls for Peter Roskam (R-IL 6th).

Kavanaugh made it. It’s hard to predict precisely what will come from having a Court with five conservative justices, but it seems safe to say “a lot”.

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SEATTLE – Washington state leaders share their thoughts on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as the next Justice of the Supreme Court. U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell: More

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Will wonders never cease on this amazing day? Not only are we looking at Kavanaugh’s approval along with an increase in Trump’s approval numbers, but, the most amazing thing is this this article on CNN by Stephen Collinson titled “Trump’s Winning Streak. The first 2/3 of the piece is devoted to Trump’s accomplishment since becoming president while […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Dinner Time at the Metaphor

 

Let’s say I prepared a great Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey was just right. Crispy brown skin, juicy and tender inside, and full of flavor. (Spatchcocked, of course.) All the side dishes were made just so. The mashed potatoes were fluffy and smooth, the gravy delicious. There was stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, baked macaroni and cheese, yeast rolls, crescent rolls, banana bread, pumpkin bread, and every family favorite, all perfectly prepared.

Of course, there were some compromises. Uncle Ben prefers smooth mashed potatoes but Uncle Jeff wants homestyle and lumpy. Uncle Tim likes water chestnuts in the dressing but Aunt Liz prefers it with no nuts at all. Some people like a breadcrumb topping on the mac and cheese. Others want homemade cranberry sauce instead of canned. Uncle Mitch wants to put powdered sugar on top of everything. Compromises were made. Overall the meal was prepared so the majority of the family would be happy.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Senate Vote – Let’s Have Some More Suspense

 

Why do I have the feeling that I’ve been watching the ending of the film Apollo 13? This latest development for the pending Senate confirmation vote on Kavanaugh is reminiscent of the scene in the film before the hoped-for successful splashdown when one of the NASA technicians informs flight director, Gene Kranz, about a typhoon making its way to the splashdown zone. From Fox News:

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., will not be available at any point on Saturday to vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Instead, he’ll be at his daughter’s wedding, Fox News has learned.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club, number (O.M.G.) 194!!! for October 3, 2018 (Happy Birthday R.) it is the Elevator Operators edition of the show with your rising and falling hosts, radio guy Todd Feinberg and A.I. maven Mike Stopa. Each week we bring you the best in discourse, the flesh of the political apple and the angles that Minnesota Fats wouldn’t even consider! And we come to you out of that little box you carry around in your pocket.

Anyway, we proceed (following the followers) with the Supreme Court harlequinade – like, you just can’t avert your eyes no matter how you try! – and the latest blow by blow including Jeff Flake getting mugged by some Soros sirens in the Senate elevator.

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I am a civil litigation lawyer in Arizona, with a broad-based practice and 20 years experience. I do not specialize in sexual assault cases, but I have handled such cases in the past, and have one such case currently. It occurs to me that it might be helpful to my fellow Ricochetti to discuss how […]

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