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Please check out Episode 45 of Thinking It Through with Jerome Danner. I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. @derryckgreen about an old piece that he wrote –> http://ricochet.com/434674/lebron-james-racism-and-a-missed-opportunity/. It dealt with LeBron James’ response to a racial epithet being spray-painted on the gate of his LA home. We had a wonderful conversation and […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America enjoy watching the Washington Post get called out for false reporting on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by Matt Lee of the Associated Press. They also wonder what Mike Flynn has to say to congressional investigators based on reports Flynn wants immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony. And they unload on liberals for sneering at the boundaries Vice President Mike Pence and his wife have established to protect their marriage.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America enthusiastically welcome a liberal threat to launch primary challenges to Democratic senators in 2018 for being too nice to Donald Trump. They also slam Republicans John McCain and Susan Collins for voting against very solid conservative nominees. And we react to the mainstream media temper tantrum after not getting to ask questions at some of Pres. Trump’s press conferences.

“This is what democracy looks like!” That’s been the running mantra of all those street protestors ever since the inauguration of President Trump last month. But reality tells a different story. Indeed, real democracy has already been enacted; it’s just that those on the Left aren’t happy with the result. That’s why we’ve got Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) here on the line to explain the unprecedented retribution being wrought by the Left — whether its character assassinations, procedural boycotts or blocking up the streets — and how Republicans can respond.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and David French of National Review discuss President Trump’s orders seeking to reduce federal regulations. They also say Trump is on the right track with his refugee policy but did not implement it well, and they unload on the hysterical left-wing reaction to the policy. And they practice their shocked faces as Iran defies the United Nations and tests a ballistic missile – the ones that carry nuclear warheads.

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for January 10, 2017, it’s the Hollywood Hell edition of the podcast – number 101 – brought to you by ZipRecruiter and Simplisafe.

It’s hard to get past Meryl Streep’s Golden Globe slam of Donald Trump. That is one hurtin’ woman. Put Hollywood together with academia, Wall Street and Silicon Valley (just check this out!), shake, and try to strain out a single Trump supporter. Good luck! Mike posits that Hollywood celebrities and university physicists have some salient points in common.

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for January 2, 2017, this is, my god I can’t believe it, our century mark podcast. Yep, podcast number 100! And as grandiose as that is, we have an equally grandiose theme, it’s the Back to Camelot edition of the podcast, brought to you by ZipRecruiter. If your business is giving you headaches because you can’t find the right candidates for the wonderful jobs you have to offer, take a look at ziprecruiter.com.

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This is the first I’ve heard of “Movember”, where men stop shaving to raise awareness of men’s health issues. I guess that could explain why my boss is growing facial hair! So, the usual suspects are attacking this as sexist, etc, etc. I happened upon an article from Heat Street about it. Here is an […]

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One of my Facebook interlocutors’ favourite talking points is that Trump is so bad that “we can’t give him the benefit of the doubt”. I was unclear on what that actually meant, in practice. I mean, what did this interlocutor suggest those disappointed by the election results should actually do about it? Preview Open

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Trump wasn’t created in the backwoods of Appalachia by a bunch of toothless rednecks. Trump was created by liberals who decided the market place of ideas was closed and kicked conservative voices off of college campuses. Trump was created by cocktail party lefties who clapped like seals every time a late night comedian used his […]

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There is a famous mythical exchange between Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway concerning the rich. Fitzgerald is supposed to have observed, “The rich are different from you and me.” To which Hemingway is supposed to have wisecracked, “Yes, they have more money.” This argument didn’t really happen like that. But supposing that it had, I […]

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Everyone is talking about the perils of allowing males (or gangs of males, such as horny teenagers) to lawfully hang out in ladies restrooms. However, no one is talking about the opposite peril: women in mens restrooms. Here are the problems: o Prostitutes (particularly looking for horny male teenagers) Preview Open

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The Liberal Love Affair with Communists and Dictators

 

030413-sports-dennis-rodman-visits-north-korea-Kim-Jong-Un-powerIn response to Ricochet member Mark’s post about the failure of President Obama’s Cuba policyTitus Techera, who is Romanian, left a comment that too few people born and raised in Western democracies will fully understand:

I was a bouncing baby boy when the communist tyrant was assassinated. I’m not sure it would have happened without Reagan and his foreign policy. Maybe the USSR was bound to collapse. But when? I am assured by the free-market devotees that it was born dead. What an attitude … So many people were cursed to live that death. My young miss told me the other day about how Americans go as tourists to Cuba, then go online and complain about the amenities. … We had a strange moment, again. Will no one understand what fate awaited us? Into what fate our parents were born? I’m not expecting world peace, but ridding Cuba of its communist tyrants is long overdue, and a permanent sign of American shame, of the cowardice of Kennedy and his followers.

Now, I myself understand a bit about communists, although not from first-hand experience; the first four years of my life don’t count. What I know was passed down through my own family. My family endured two consecutive communist regimes. The first was Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge, followed by the Vietnamese-installed regime in Cambodia. The second was a paradise compared to the first, but it was nothing cheery to talk about, either. My grandfather did his undergraduate studies in China in the 1950s, slightly before the Great Leap Forward. He used to tell stories about his time there. He had next to nothing good to say about China under Mao. My family said the same about the Soviet Union: My uncle and a distant relative did their studies in Tashkent in the 1980s. They pretty much confirmed to me that communism only produces misery, suffering, and death. This is why it’s so infuriating for me to see people who were born into a freedom they take for granted gallivanting around with dictators and old commies.

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Up here in the Great White North, one of Justin “Time For My Close Up” Trudeau’s big promises was the “legalization” (and regulation) of marijuana. The thing is, the production, sale and purchase of marijuana for medical purposes is already legal and regulated. Preview Open

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Liberals are mean. Or that’s what I’ve been hearing—they’re a bunch of mean, perfidious, double-talking, fact-fudging, reality-ignoring, long-game-playing, non-tax-paying, race-baiting, Machiavellian media-manipulating, commie-coddling, Christian-bashing, bizarrely Islamophilic, atheistic, tranny-troll nit-wits. Preview Open

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His royal Yeti-ness suggested I post about this, so here goes: An important aspect of modern American politics is that smart, honest supposedly liberal people might actually agree with conservatives on a lot of issues, but they have been convinced that conservatives are basically dumb. It’s actually easy to watch Fox News and come to this conclusion; but […]

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