Jun 10, 2021 • 1HR 23M

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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 gets rank today as Josh Kraushaar, one of Jonah’s favorite party-obsessive pundits, returns to discuss everything electoral. As Jonah has mentioned more than a few times in recent months, America now has two minority parties, both of which seem to be trying to out-crazy the other. In distinctly wonky fashion, Josh explores why this is the case, and what the future holds for a country with two moons and no sun. Will the GOP ever be rid of Trump’s influence? Why do Democrats keep using “Latinx”? And will Jonah finally learn to stop worrying and love primaries?

Show Notes:

- Josh’s page at National Journal

- Josh’s podcast, Against the Grain

- North Carolina’s Senate race gets Trumped

- Josh Mandel burns a face mask

- Trump’s gun control flip-flopping

- “Please clap.”

- Josh: “Trump is Sabotaging the GOP’s Senate Prospects”

- April’s career-ruining Remnant with Mike Gallagher

- No one uses Latinx ...

- … except Elizabeth Warren

- Jonah: “Abolishing Police Departments is Insane”

- New York’s impeccable vote-counting

- March’s primary-bashing Remnant with Elaine Kamarck