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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

-LiquidIV.com, use promo code DINGO at checkout for 25% off anything you order

-Keeps.com/Dingo to receive your first month of treatment for free

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Episode 12: Episode Behind Enemy Lines
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Episode 165 · 2 years ago

Episode 11: Afraid of Trade?
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Episode 166 · 2 years ago

Episode 9: Arguing at the Right-Wing Thanksgiving Dinner Table
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