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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. A Grim Reminder: Military Training Death, 17 April 2019 [Updated]

 

A West Virginia National Guard soldier fell to his death in a parachute accident during a military training exercise in Virginia.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to see seven more judicial nominees have been confirmed in the U.S. Senate this week and eight more will happen next week. They also assume “Cocaine Mitch” is pleased to see the West Virginia Supreme Court block failed Republican U.S. Senate candidate […]

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud the West Virginia legislature for impeaching four of the state’s five state supreme court justices for gross mismanagement of taxpayer dollars. They also roll their eyes as the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a California law requiring any guns subsequently purchased […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America recoil as political prognosticator Larry Sabato predicts Democrats will win the House in the midterm elections and shows that 33 of 36 toss-up seats are held by Republicans. They also shudder as Don Blankenship files papers to run as a third party candidate in […]

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Jim and Greg are both on vacation this week. They will be back June 25th. There will new episodes with guest hosts Thursday and Friday of this week. Today, please enjoy an encore presentation of the Three Martini Lunch. Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are in very good spirits […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for inflicting punishing sanctions on Iran, making it clear the Trump administration does not think the Iranian regime can be partners on anything. They also sigh as the gun control movement tries to advance its agenda again after […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are in very good spirits as they savor three wonderful martinis for conservatives. First, they celebrate the news that three American hostages are on their way home from North Korea in advance of the upcoming Trump-Kim summit. They also applaud President Trump for withdrawing the […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome President Trump’s efforts to cut $15 billion in federal spending and prod Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pursue the plan. They also need a shower after recounting the horrific allegations of physical abuse lodged against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman by […]

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer new poll numbers showing that voters in many states with incumbent Democratic senators overwhelmingly want someone new. David explains his concern that evangelicals are showing themselves to be hypocrites and damaging their efforts to share the gospel by defending President Trump in every situation. […]

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Last week, Republican Gov. Mary Fallin gave each Oklahoma public school teacher a massive 15 to 18 percent pay raise funded by the largest tax increase in state history. To show their appreciation, teachers went on strike demanding even more money. Today, 200 Oklahoma school districts are shut down, with students going uneducated and parents scrambling for daycare.

Similar protests have been taking place in Kentucky, Arizona, and West Virginia. What do all these states have in common? Republicans hold the governorship and both legislative chambers. But it’s totally non-partisan and for the children … or something.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s decision to flip to the Republican Party, giving the GOP control of the governor’s office in 35 states. They also wade through the implications of Special Counsel Robert Mueller creating a grand jury for his investigation into Russian […]

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An editorial of sorts on the passage of a “compulsory work” law, appearing in the Santa Ana Daily Register (future Orange County Register), June 11, 1917: Everybody works in West Virginia. Or everybody will, when the new compulsory labor law goes into effect. A statute recently enacted by the legislature requires every male citizen from […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. May 10 Primaries Results

 

Via the WSJ, Donald Trump picked up 67 delegates last night. Thirty-one of those came from West Virginia, where he won 77 percent of the vote, and 36 came from Nebraska, where Trump won 61.4 percent. Also, in West Virginia, Senator Bernie Sanders trounced Hillary Clinton, 51.4 to 36 percent, earning 16 delegates to her 11. (Clinton won the Democrats’ Nebraska Caucus back in March).

Trump now has 1,135 delegates, 102 short of a majority. Even if he wins every delegate from the Washington State and Oregon primaries later this month, he won’t be able to cinch the nomination until June 7 — the final day of the primaries — when California, Montana, New Mexico, New Jersey, and South Dakota head to the polls. In theory, Clinton could wrap-up her nomination with the June 5 Puerto Rican Primary, but will likely not be able to do so until June 7.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. 1632: A Novel

 

“1632” by Eric FlintNobody knows how it happened, nor remotely why. Was it a bizarre physics phenomenon, an act of God, intervention by aliens, or just one of those things? One day, with a flash and a bang that came to be called the Ring of Fire, the town of Grantville, West Virginia, and its environs in the present day was interchanged with an equally large area of Thuringia, in what is now Germany, in the year 1632.

The residents of Grantville discover a sharp boundary where the town they know so well comes to an end and the new landscape begins. What’s more, they rapidly discover they aren’t in West Virginia any more, encountering brutal and hostile troops ravaging the surrounding countryside. After rescuing two travellers and people being attacked by the soldiers and using their superior firepower to bring hostilities to a close, they begin to piece together what has happened. They are not only in central Europe, but square in the middle of the Thirty Years’ War: the conflict between Catholic and Protestant forces which engulfed much of the continent.

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