Rob Long, a former executive producer of TV’s beloved Cheers, columnist at National Review “On Dead Tree” and the co-host, along with Peter Robinson and James Lileks, of Ricochet.com, stopped by this past Friday for a half-hour discussion. Well, perhaps “stopped by” isn’t quite the right phrase, as Rob conducted his half of the interview from his car, on the way up to Napa Valley in Northern California for a wedding this past weekend. Fortunately, thanks to his bluetooth headphone, he wasn’t pulled over by any overzealous CHP officers for driving and podcasting, which can result in 7 to 10 years of hard time in California’s dreaded Steve Allen Memorial Prison.

Among the topics discussed:

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