Jan 22 • 1HR 7M

Ukraine in the Membrane

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Jonah returns to the solo Ruminant format to end the week, reflecting on Joe Biden’s dismal first year in office and contemplating what the next three years might hold in store for the country. After what John Podhoretz labeled the “worst press conference in presidential history,” can Biden recover, or will his poll numbers continue to sink to increasingly humiliating lows? For that matter, is unity its own virtue? How would the Russian people and the global community react if Vladimir Putin conquered Ukraine? And do negative comments on his writing hurt Jonah’s feelings?  

Show Notes:

- GLoP’s latest grand adventure

- Chris Stirewalt’s latest newsletter on Biden’s political flailing

- The Morning Dispatch on the threat of war in Ukraine

- Jonah on Biden’s Georgia speech

- Be like Ike

- Literally

- The Dispatch Podcast reflects on Biden’s first year

- Bob Driscoll on the Voting Rights Act

- The Remnant with Michael Shellenberger

- The Remnant with Edward Carr