Can Two Guys in the Acela Corridor Shed Light on the Impeachment and the Election?

If you live in the Acela corridor (Boston to Washington with a major stopover in New York), the impeachment and election stories are difficult to avoid. Likely, the rest of the country spends far less time obsessing about both issues.

For overseas readers, the Acela is our answer to high speed rail in the only part of the country where the staple of European travel is geographically feasible. The term is used pejoratively by conservative voters, especially in rural areas, because it is a stronghold of Democratic elites.

Cable news fans the flames on both sides of all things Trump while print media, especially the Washington Post and New York Times, do little to hide a “whatever it takes” approach to ridding the country of a disfavored President.

In this 30-minute podcast (recorded before the killing of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani by drone strike) Frazer Rice (New York) and I (Washington) try to break down the coming political events without the talking points that prevail elsewhere.

Do we know what will happen? Of course not. We had no idea that a key Iranian general would be killed, which seems a significant development. We try to provide some perspective with which to develop your own thinking and react to new developments as they happen.

Here is the link to “Frazer Rice Wealth, Actually” website where you will find the podcast.

If everyone disagrees with some of it, we probably did a pretty good job.



6 Responses to “Can Two Guys in the Acela Corridor Shed Light on the Impeachment and the Election?”

Charles Scribner, January 03, 2020 at 8:38 pm said:

Pundificator Maximus! Bravo! (Who needs Charlie Rose? )


Haven Pell, January 03, 2020 at 8:47 pm said:

A not uncontroversial comparison.


Charles Scribner, January 03, 2020 at 8:39 pm said:

Pundificator Maximus! Summa cum laude!


Haven Pell, January 03, 2020 at 8:43 pm said:

Frazer and I are most grateful.


David Barry, January 03, 2020 at 9:29 pm said:

Sorry to say I can’t chime in with “except for this part . . . “ (to fulfill Haven’s benchmark). No, I liked all of it. Kudos to you both. Look forward to more!


Haven Pell, January 03, 2020 at 9:39 pm said:

Thanks David. Another next week.


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