Jul 31, 2021 • 52M

Return of the Mask

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Today’s ranty Ruminant finds Jonah alternately perplexed and irritated by the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, illiberalism in politics, and folks who think Twitter is real life. He begins by digging into the CDC’s revised guidance on masks and the possible implications of America’s stalling vaccine campaign. From there, things get nerdy, as Jonah explores the state of conservative institutions and weirdness of internet culture. Any cartoonists listening should stick around until the end for some striking inspiration.

Show Notes:

- Christian Schneider on anti-racism

- Jonah on the new mask mandates

- Wednesday’s “news”letter

- Last year’s kooky Washington Times piece on masks

- Crisis and Leviathan, by Robert Higgs

- The Dispatch Podcast on the CDC and January 6

- The Remnant with Tim Carney

- Marty Makary on the push to vaccinate children

- Laura K. Field’s essay on the Claremont Institute

- The Remnant with Dan McLaughlin

- Scarlett Johansson sues Disney