Lugubrious Bat-Winged Malcontents

  
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Today’s Ruminant finds Jonah irritated by back pain, enamored with California roller coasters, and concerned for the health of his loyal spaniel (send her your love!). It also features a lengthy exploration of whether China can still be politically liberalized, why the terms and conditions of Trump’s new social media network are so funny, and how executive privilege actually functions. Stick around until the end for updates about new features on The Dispatch, and a preview of upcoming guests.

Show Notes:

- The House votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt

- Advisory Opinions explores January 6

- Jonah’s brief history of executive privilege

- Gimme some truth

- Fresh craziness from J.D. Vance

- Klon Kitchen on the dangers of China’s missile tests

- Lipset’s modernization theory

- Mike Pompeo on Special Report

- “We welcome stiff competition”

- Visions of China on The Dispatch Podcast

- The moral equivalent of war

- The Friday G-File