Cruel Summer

Today’s Ruminant finds Jonah deprived of air conditioning in the middle of brutal D.C. heat, baffled by inexplicable decisions made by figures across the political spectrum. With the Taliban advancing in Afghanistan, progressives arguing that ACTUALLY, kids don’t need to master math and reading, and President Biden considering vaccine mandates for interstate travel, there’s plenty to be annoyed about. Tune in also to hear Jonah’s thoughts on liberal nostalgia, socioeconomic divisions, and the propensity of the politically-obsessed to freak out about minor things. Oh, and bring a squeegee.

Show Notes:

The Morning Dispatch breaks down the Afghanistan situation

An emergency Dispatch Podcast on Afghanistan

The Ethics and Public Policy Center’s Honor Among Nations

International community, eh?

Trump’s enduring delusions

Frederick M. Hess on Oregon’s “soft bigotry of low expectations”

David Brooks reflects on Bobos in Paradise

The Wednesday G-File

Sombart on socialism

Jonah on royalty, real and imagined

The Remnant with Jonathan Adler

Biden contemplates vaccine mandates for interstate travel

Amy Coney Barrett upholds Indiana University’s vaccine mandate

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