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ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Seeing that there’s literally one story in the news right now (AN ELECTION IS HAPPENING SOON), Jonah decided to use his time on this weekend’s Ruminant to touch on some topics adjacent to the election, but also to incorporate some more evergreen topics into the mix. For example, there’s a discussion of the eternal return of the “get money out of politics” argument – and why Jonah thinks the argument is pointless in a world where the biggest benefit a candidate can get is a hysterical cycle of earned media – an unpopular defense of the slow, ungraceful politics of Mitch McConnell, equally unpopular opinions (at least in some quarters of the right) on the Biden scandal, and most importantly, why “your meatloaf is, like, 5,000 years old.”

Show Notes:

-Get tickets to The Dispatch’s post-election event, “What’s Next: Election 2020 and Beyond”

-This week’s G-File

-The Chronicles of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg

-Charles Cook: Don’t expect a contested election

-The Wednesday “news”letter from this week

-“I’m not a witch, I’m you!”

-McConnell’s 1998 opinion on campaign finance reform

-How Innovation Works, by Matt Ridley

-It’s a mistake for Republicans to leave cities out of their coalition

-A forum of Europeans talking about how their ghettos are in the suburbs

-Jonah’s column, inspired by Ten Global Trends

-ExpressVPN.com/Remnant to get 3 months free off a year-long plan

-Bradleyfdn.org/Liberty to listen to Andrew McCarthy on the latest episode of We the People

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Episode 170 · 3 years ago

Episode 5: Surviving the Apocalypse
Everything old is new again on the fifth episode of The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg. Our intrepid host brings back recurring guest star Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) to talk sports, current events, and survivalism, and invites National Review staff writer David French to discuss the return of The Walking Dead and what do in the … Continue reading Episode 5: Surviving the Apocalypse

Episode 171 · 3 years ago

Episode 4: Chicken Wings, Cheese, and Politics
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Episode 172 · 3 years ago

Episode 3: Whatabout-ism
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Episode 173 · 3 years ago

Episode 2: Why Can’t We Have Nice Things?
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