Venting One’s Spleen

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At a moment where punditry can feel relatively grim – mostly due to the feeling of instability resulting from this endless election – Jonah wanted to have on someone who was capable of a different variety of punditry. Who fits the bill better for a political commentary of “pluckish optimism” than National Review’s Jim Geraghty, who displayed his infinite humility by choosing not to wear his brand new “Remnant 10-Timer” Championship Belt on the Zoom call? Jim gives his analysis regarding many of the questions that will remain for conservatives after the election is decided: Whither goes the GOP? (A “multi-ethnic, working class, populist party?) What is the correct story to tell about Latino voters and Trump? (And why is the mainstream media adopting the most racist interpretation of this situation rather than the most accurate?) And, most importantly, is Mar-a-Lago Trump’s Elba, or his St. Helena?

Show Notes:

-Jim’s page at National Review

-Josh Hawley’s retweet of Adrian Vermeule

-“Two moon parties”

-Chris Arnade’s Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America

-William Rusher, who often said that politicians will always disappoint you

-Wednesday’s “news”letter

-McConnell and Biden are, like, basically friends, guys

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Episode 250 · 2 months 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 · 2 months 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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