May 6, 2021 • 1HR 13M

Dr. Stirewalt, the Dragon of Wheeling

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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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The Remnant returns to normalcy today with one of Jonah’s favorite guests: the illustrious Chris Stirewalt. The pair engage in pop culture-infused punditry, focusing on the GOP’s internal war between MAGA advocates and Liz Cheney supporters and America’s supposed entry into a new Progressive Era under President Biden. Prepare to be bedazzled by Chris’ peerless Sebastian Gorka impression, the raw craziness of Donald Trump, and Jonah’s secret history as an adolescent ice cream vendor.

Show Notes:

-    Chris’ page at The Dispatch

-     Cheneypalooza

Trump backs Elise Stefanik

-    Mike Pence trudges toward 2024

-    What the heck is going on in Maricopa County?

-    The members-only Wednesday G-File

-    The road to Kenya

Chris: “The era of big government is here”

-    The Election Integrity Alliance, yeesh

-   Dr. Gorka

-   Jonah’s cordial, not-at-all controversial disagreement with Bill Kristol

-   “If the paper turns clear, it’s your window to weight gain!”

-   “Welcome to the new progressive era”

-   When Trump and the Clintons were BFFs