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Tomorrow is May 1, which is the collectivist “May Day” “holiday”. All over the world, collectivists celebrate “worker and immigrant rights”, among other things. They march through city streets, clogging traffic, yelling, and sometimes destroying private property along the march route. In Seattle, business owners know to board up their windows, and hire security guards […]

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast number 169 (!!!) it’s the Corruption on Campus edition of the show with your hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg and nanophysicist turned artificial intelligence bot Mike Stopa. This week we are happy to invite Mark Bauerlein back to the show with us!

We will talk with Mark about topic number one, which is the Big Lie that takes place on campus regarding racial equality. UPenn Law professor Amy Wax recently remarked (among other things) that “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a black graduate student in the top quarter of the class and rarely, rarely in the top half.” Mark penned a fascinating column in the Weekly Standard about the Penn Law faculty taking up pitchforks and torches and launching a carpet bombing attack on the 65 year old professor (how’s that for a mixed metaphor?!?).

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Today is the seventy second anniversary of the end of the battle of Iwo Jima. March 26, has long been a tough day for me. My dad fought on Iwo. His best friend, Sgt. Herbert Schmaultz, age 21, died within minutes of hitting the beach, felled by shrapnel from a Japanese mortar. Pop’s been gone for sixteen years now. Among my most cherished and heartbreaking memories of him is the single tear that would roll down his face whenever he spoke of his long lost friend. I’ve sort of assumed the responsibility of keeping Herbie’s memory alive, if only in my private reflections. There is no question that my dad loved Herb, and I see it as my duty to never forget this young man who truly gave the last full measure of devotion. Somewhere in this field lie the remains of Herbert Schmautz:

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“When we listen deeply to another person we are practicing hospitality. We are offering a space for others to feel free to be themselves and to change and grow in their understanding. Imagine a world where we all treated each other like guests, extending grace and generosity of spirit. By practicing hospitality we can create […]

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I know, I’m a few hours late. I’ve just been really busy. I’ve even missed quite an interesting week of politics. But here’s something I’ve been pondering the last few days, Psalm 1. Read More View Post

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Greg Corombos of Radio America and David French of National Review cheer the many thousands of Americans marching for life and against abortion Friday in Washington. They also shake their heads at President Trump’s suggestion that a 20 percent border tax on Mexican imports might be a good way to pay for a border wall. And they discuss all the humiliating concessions and retractions Atlantic magazine has to make following its story suggesting ultrasound is used to deceive women into believing their unborn babies are people with heartbeats who can feel pain.

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for January 24, 2017, it’s the Carnage? What Carnage? edition of the podcast. We are brought to you this week by Patriot Mobile. Do you want a portion of every dollar you pay for mobile phone service to go to left wing causes? That may be happening, but there is an answer: Patriot Mobile.

This week we will discuss the dystopian, gloomy perspective that President Trump (wow! That felt good!) has of the current American experience as exemplified in his inauguration speech. Why does the media insist on hammering Trump for pointing out the “carnage” in the streets? As Heather Mac Donald points out in a recent National Review piece, if 16 unarmed Blacks killed by police in 2016 is a horror story, why isn’t 6000 Blacks murdered (in 2015) by fellow citizens not appropriately described as carnage?

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America scratch their heads over White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s special briefing to scold the media over coverage of crowd size at the inauguration and the location of the Martin Luther King bust in the Oval Office. They also shake their heads as the huge “women’s march” is really nothing more than an anti-Trump movement that likely turned off more potential allies than it attracted with all the vulgar speech and costuming. And they discuss Sen. Marco Rubio’s decision to support Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State just two weeks after blasting him during Tillerson’s confirmation hearings.

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Have you seen the wind? No, not really. No one sees the wind. We see only the things it moves. The leaves sway because the wind has touched them, so we know it is passing our way. The chimes ring and we know they do not ring without being acted upon. We feel the wind’s […]

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It’s fascinating to me the way certain musicians and composers can so easily and perfectly evoke the sound and feel of things in nature. Claude Debussy was a master at this, but there were others who could do this, too, without the composition actually being about the natural phenomenon they are evoking. I’m thinking, specifically, […]

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A brief re-telling of the Annunciation A raw March wind blows in from the sea, combing the grasses on the dunes, tumbling over the warmth still left in the sand from a sun now long set, dispersing its stony, desert smell. Read More View Post

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1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Christianity understands God as one, in three persons (The Holy Trinity). These are the Father, the […]

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It was the fall of 2000, and we lived in Memphis, Tennessee. I was finishing up (ok, more like starting) my last year of my PhD program, my husband was working at local non-profit and our first son was about 5 weeks old. After being cooped up in the house, we decided to take this […]

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I have an unusual relationship with luck. I believe in luck – good and bad – but I do not trust it. The only thing I rely upon is that luck is a fickle mistress; otherwise it would not be luck. Perhaps this is because I have my own peculiar form of luck. Call it […]

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**This is my final plea for contributors to this series. I’ve got 8 7 slots left to fill, and March 1 is this Sunday. I might be inclined to personally shame some people into writing for this** I am lucky to be alive. Seriously, there were a couple of times in my childhood where I should […]

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I will be conveniently located in LA between Jan. 14 and March 11. If we want to do a Las Vegas meetup in February or early March, one possibility is to rent a very large private home (with a pool and kitchen!). Vegas has dozens of properties available that are like mini-hotels that cost between […]

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