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The Three Whisky Happy Hour: Originalism, Old and New
This week we shake up the format a bit, and skip over our gratuitous whisky reviews and commentary on the top news stories of the week, and head straight in to the classroom for our long-postponed seminar on constitutional originalism, rightly understood. We do this by focusing in on four “mystery passages” about constitutional interpretation […]
The The Whisky Happy Hour: The Elites vs. Consent of the Governed
Well, we had planned to continue our tutorial on the natural law basis for genuine constitutional originalism, but we two professors reverted to form and didn’t prepare! And we’ve got standards, so we’re not going to fake it. Instead, we got distracted by the news of the week, including France—France!—deploring the wokeness of American university […]
The Three Whisky Happy Hour: The Two Thomases and Natural Law
Another week, another dismal article in The New Republic (a former magazine) to beat up. We promise not to make a habit of this, lest TNR get an anti-stalking injunction, but this week’s TNR howler, “Originalism Is Dead; Long Live Catholic Natural Law,” is so stupid that we had to smack it around as another […]
The Three Whisky Happy Hour: Examining the Cycles of American History
What episode offers you “spice that ramps up the palate, carried forward by the full body, hearty proof, and mouth-coating texture”? This edition of the Three Whisky Happy Hour, if the latest reviews of our choices in the Whisky Advocate are any indication. Alas, we remain unable to resolve our “peat-versus-sweet” single malt debate. In […]
Back to Wuhan, With Spencer Case
Almost exactly a year ago I had Spencer Case on the show from Wuhan, China, where he had a front row seat to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Spencer is now back in Wuhan, finishing up a post-doc fellowship at Wuhan University, where he is working on two books and a pile of academic […]
The Three Whisky Happy Hour: Dominatrix Lucretia Takes Over
By popular demand from listeners, “Lucretia” takes over hosting duties this week and gives Steve another thrashing about election fraud issues. But along the way we review the extremely ominous first 72 hours of the the Harris-Biden Administration, and conclude that the Harris-Biden presidency is going to be several notches to the left of the […]
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We need both
Lucretia and Steve are both excellent. Keep her on every week, Steve.
Why yes, Virginia
there is a Santa Claus and Easter Bunnies and fat pink elephants capable of weaving through needle eyes with all the grace of Olympic gymnast. So pay heed to our Washington Post columnist Henry Olsen.
Your midnight nightmares of massive vote dumps for Biden are all within normal parameters and you can calm yourself, my darling, America’s election integrity is intact. Just ask Olsen.
Lucretia, Steve, **** **
There’s no way either Steve nor “Lucretia” are in any way tethered to reality.