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ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Today, we bring you Will Saletan of Slate – after having struggled mightily against the malevolent whims of technology in order to get it ready. Not since Episode 11 has an installment of The Remnant so risked the sanity – nay, the very essence – of all participants involved. Luckily, the conversation more than makes up for these struggles. Jonah asks Will what it’s like to be a genuinely liberal guy in an industry space that has moved largely past actual liberalism, and then Will turns the tables on Jonah and asks him what it’s like to be genuinely conservative in an era of dwindling conservatism. Afterwards, stick around for SCOTUS punditry and what could be described as a worrying amount of Hegel-talk (for awareness: a worrying amount of Hegel-talk is any Hegel-talk).

Show Notes:

-Will’s page at Slate

-New River Media

-Dallas retcons itself

-Candidate Trump reacts to the crowd while announcing travel ban

-“The 5-5-5 Plan”

-“What I Learned From Amy Coney Barrett,” by Laura Wolk

-Fukuyama’s piece on social capital

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Episode 250 · 1 month ago

Yodeling Trash from New Guinea

Who actually believes the media anymore? Can you really call yourself a liberal if you’re also a socialist? And what dog species does Zoë hate with a burning passion? It’s the weekend, and you know what that means: These questions and many more will be answered on this edition of Jonah’s Ruminant.

Show Notes:

-“Fiery, but mostly peaceful”

-The New Guinea Singing Dog

-Iain Murray’s The Socialist Temptation

-What… is Debbie Wasserman Schultz doing with her life nowadays?

-The always-lovely NYT Op-ed page: “Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police.”

-The Conspiracy of Equals

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Episode 249 · 1 month ago

Surfin’ UAE

In the words of a famed conservative activist, “When they go low, we go high.” That’s what we’re doing today on The Remnant by getting out of the muck of American domestic politics and having a conversation with veteran guest Kenneth Pollack on the intricacies of the Israel-UAE deal instead. What does this mean for the region, and what are the historical corollaries (Hint: It might be on your Remnant Bingo card)?

Show Notes:

-Ken’s piece for Foreign Policy

-Iran’s weapon facilities keep exploding

-The 1907 Anglo-Russian Convention

-Make Vienna Great Again

-1979’s mosque seizure in Mecca

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Episode 248 · 2 months ago

Coalitionally Speaking

A solo Jonah returns, surrounded by cold beverages, to finish up his thoughts from last time about the final day of the RNC. He then moves on to the tactics of political grandstanding, the autocephalous (uh, Google it) nature of the activist left, and the importance of identifying the correct microclimate of the Loch Ness Monster.

Show Notes:

-Yuval’s latest Remnant appearance 

-Tom Cotton, sending mixed messages about America First 

-Harassing diners in Adams Morgan 

-“Vegetable rights and peace!” 

-Is the Loch Ness Monster a swamp-dweller?