Point to Point Caffeination

Sleep-deprived and bracing for a lengthy flight, Jonah begins today’s Ruminant with an insatiable thirst for coffee. Conveniently, he has plenty of topics to ramble about while enjoying his morning brew. First on the docket is the San Francisco school board recall, which prompts Jonah to ponder why Democrats keep getting the culture war so wrong. From there, a potpourri of nerdery begins, as Jonah explores the origins of rights and freedoms, Russia’s potential invasion of Ukraine, and the importance of distinguishing between “liberal” and “progressive.” Plus, stick around for a tribute to the late, great P.J. O’Rourke.

Show Notes:

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Peggy Noonan: “Republicans, Stand Against Excess”

“Alarmingly potent”

Jonah: “It Takes Two Sides to Fight a War”

The San Francisco school board recall

Ruy Texiera’s Substack

“Ugly freedoms”

Jonah on the Ottawa freedom convoy

The “Revolutions” podcast covers the English Civil War

The Remnant with Mike Duncan

The Remnant with Leon Aron

Jonah on the passing of P.J. O’Rourke

The return of Dispatch Live

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