Scarcity of Lacrimosity

On this weekend’s Ruminant, Jonah discusses how the essence of conservatism in all its variety has been distilled down to a single oversimplistic metric: The more one likes Trump, and the more libs one owns, the more conservative one is assumed to be. “If you agree with Donald Trump, you’re a conservative, and if you defend Trump at all costs, you’re a good conservative.” Jonah then talks about how the larger panoply of conservative ideas is not only more interesting, but more practical for achieving realistic goals in our politics. There’s also a healthy smattering of theology, dog-talk, and Buckley stories throughout.

Show Notes:

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This week’s G-File

DeSantis puts his kid in a MAGA onesie

Varieties of Conservatism in America

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Advisory Opinions talks about incitement standards

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Last weekend’s Ruminant

Jonah combat’s J. V. Last’s dog-suspicion

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