Dec 9, 2021 • 1HR 20M

Accentuate the Negative

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In “The Remnant," Jonah Goldberg, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, syndicated columnist, best-selling author, and AEI/NRI Fellow enlists a “Cannonball Run”-style cast of stars, has-beens, and never-weres to address the most pressing issues of the day and of all-time. Is Western Civilization doomed? Is nationalism the wave of the future? Is the Pope Catholic? Will they ever find a new place to put cheese on a pizza? Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Who is hotter: Ginger or Mary-Ann? Was Plato really endorsing the Republic as the ideal state? Mixing history, pop culture, rank-punditry, political philosophy, and, at times, shameless book-plugging, Goldberg and guests will have the kinds of conversations we wish they had on cable-TV shout shows. And the nudity will (almost) always be tasteful.
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Jonah reopens the emergency punditry supply on today’s Remnant, recorded live from the Bozeman Public Library. His guest is A.B. Stoddard, who believes the Democratic Party is poised to implode thanks to poor governance and the strange influence of wokeism. Together, they explore why both parties have alienated ordinary voters, why Nancy Pelosi stepping down could send the legislative branch into further disarray, and why Trump could win re-election in 2024 if Biden’s poll numbers don’t improve. Optimism, who needs it!

Show Notes:

-A.B.’s page at RealClearPolitics

-A.B.’s previous Remnant appearance

-A.B. on congressional decline

-A coming Democratic crack up?

-Tom Wolfe: “The Intelligent Co-ed’s Guide to America”

-The Remnant with Chris Stirewalt

-Jonah on superspreaders of asininity

-Kamala Harris’ disastrous vice presidency

-Bill Clinton and Ricky Ray Rector

-The Morning Dispatch on reforming the Electoral Count Act