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Need to Know: From Matzah Balls to Mike Huckabee



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Jay and Mona discuss lobbying, the standoff in Nevada, the easy accusatory life of a Democrat, Lois Lerner’s crimes, and Jay offers in impassioned denunciation of Mike Huckabee.

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Ricochet Podcast: Kind of a Drag



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James, Rob, and Peter discuss experts who don’t have so much expertise after all, the zen and psychology of the tax code, Rob’s pitch for the flat tax, the evolution of the ward “trany,” and other matters.

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Need to Know: Breaking Away



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Mona and Jay talk about John Kerry and that chimera known as “the Middle East peace process,” leftist nonsense on campus, and other matters.

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Ricochet Podcast: Making a Run For It



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Rob, James, and Peter consider a raft of questions with guest Michael Rubin: Is Obamacare decided?  Are conservatives who watch MSNBC masochists? Is Jeb Bush a tarnished brand? What should the U.S. response to Russia’s invasion of Russia? 

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GLoP Culture: Viva Las Vegas



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John (live from Sin City), Jonah, and Rob ruminate on ObamaCare, why liberals don’t think things go better with Koch, the How I Met Your Mother finale, and the Colbert contretemps.

RIcochet Podcast: Not in Kansas Anymore



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James, Peter, and Troy put Putin in his place, D.C. McAllister on that Charlotte mayor and the writer we’d all like to write like. Then, dean of all pundits Charles Krauthammer stops by to discuss his new book “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics.”

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Need to Know: Singing Along with Mitch



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Mona and Jay welcome Mitch Daniels to discuss higher education and the general direction of the country. Then they consider America’s standing in the world, the awfulness at Stanford and Rutgers, and attacks on Paul Ryan.

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Ricochet Podcast: Things Gonna Change



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James, Rob, and Peter weigh in on the Malaysia Airlines mystery, then welcome Fox News’ James Rosen to discuss Ukraine, his impressions of Obama and Hillary, and the mysterious power and influence of the Dalai Lama.

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Ricochet Podcast: Launch It



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Rob, Peter, and James discuss the Malaysian Airlines mystery, Ricochet 2.0, and David Jolly’s special election win. Then, the boys welcome North Dakota Senator John Hoeven on his impending trip to Ukraine, presiding over a boom state, and the coming war with…Iowa?

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Need to Know: Tiger Moms and Wedding Cakes



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Mona and Jay discuss Sheryl Sandberg’s campaign, Sharyl Attkisson’s exit, Amy Chua’s new book, and the perils of baking (or not baking) wedding cakes.

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GLoP Culture: Between the Ferns



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Jonah, John, and Rob take on the President’s comedy chops, hipsters and the political conundrum they find themselves in. Plus, a GLoP tribute to the late, great Harold Ramis.

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Need to Know: The Growling Bear



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Mona and Jay welcome Professor Richard Pipes to discuss Russia, Ukraine, Putin, Obama — and some others as well. Then they consider national greatness, and the question of honor.

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Ricochet Podcast: Crimea River



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James, Peter, and Troy Senik welcome James Delingpole to discuss CPAC and Apple, and get Michael Totten’s take on Ukraine, Crimea, and Cuba.

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Need to Know: Peace on Our Time (Not)



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For a while, it seemed that every single Republican in America wanted to be known as a “Reaganite.” But Reagan’s belief in “peace through strength” no longer holds sway, Jay argues. Today, the Republican Party is becoming Paulized, or at least there’s a danger of that.

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Need to Know: Mr. Smith Goes to Town on Washington



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Mona and Jay welcome former Federal Election Commission chairman Brad Smith to discuss the strange doings of the IRS and other federal bodies in the Age of Obama. Then, they consider a vexing question: Why do the people let the government get away with it?

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Ricochet Podcast: Nested Comments



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James, Rob, and Peter welcome: AEI’s Arthur Herman to gives  perspective on the Ukraine and the leviathan oil field; and Washington Examiner’s Byron York discusses the woman who shall not be named, Republican chances of taking the Senate, and what politicians are Cruzing for a bruising?

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Ricochet Podcast: Youth Appeal



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James, Rob, and Peter welcome Instapundit.com’s Glenn Reynolds to discuss his new book on the future of education. Then the boys discuss the weird strategy of the house leadership on raising the debt ceiling, Rob makes a u-turn on Cruz, and Peter proposes a peace treaty. Plus, a Ricochet Podcast tribute to Sid Caesar and Shirley Temple.

Need to Know: More Allegro Than Moderato



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Jay and Mona take on the one political trope they have no patience with: the Remocrats and Depublicans bit – the notion that the two parties are like Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. They note several examples of how worlds apart the two parties are. Plus: Jay’s visit to Hillsdale, Dinesh D’Souza’s arrest, and a reflecton natural talent.

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GLoP Culture: Child Stars



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This week the men of GLoP kick around Woody Allen and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, consider what Shirley Temple had that Bieber and Cyrus don’t, the hagiography of Hillary, and the slow motion avalanche that is ObamaCare.

Need to Know: Gypsy Rondo



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Mona and Jay talk about subjects beautiful and ugly. In the latter category: Bill Ayers, IRS harassment, and Pete Seeger’s Communism. In the former category: Brahms, congressional oversight, and free enterprise.

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