Attack on Syria & Expanding Your Time Horizon – Episode 34

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After Paul’s job announcement, the guys lambaste the Trump administration’s unconstitutional missile strikes on Syria and the hawkish media response. Then Paul criticizes the limited time horizon of single issue voters in the 2016 election.

Golfing Ain’t No Thang & the Dis-Intellectualization of American Conservatism (TLDR: Laura Ingraham Sucks in a Non-Unique Way) – Episode 32

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Sean is tired of the chatter about presidential golfing. Think for a second, #resistance sympathizers: do you really want Trump to spend MORE time in the Oval Office?? Paul discusses how Laura Ingraham’s gratuitous insult of gun control activist David Hogg is symptomatic of a broader transformation in conservatism as an intellectual movement.

Bonus: listen for some fun facts about wombat defecation.

Playing Overrated / Underrated with Donald J. Trump – Episode 29

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A listener reminds Sean and Paul that they’ve been pretty rough on the old Donald since…the beginning of the podcast, so they put their thinking caps on to find something good, or at least not utterly terrible, about the Trump administration. Along the way they discuss tariffs, the FDA and reciprocity, North Korea, and angry neo-cons.

Trump is Finally First (at Being the Worst)! – Episode 27

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Trump comes in ranked last in a poll of political scientists on the greatness of American presidents (though Paul & Sean take back that dubious honor by ranking him third from last). Then the guys disagree over whether “neo-liberalism” is a useful term and jointly complain about the phrase “late stage capitalism.”

The Nunes Footnote – Episode 25

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Last week, Devin Nunes gave us the opposite of a masterclass in the effective use of a memo; this week, he returns with the footnote. Then, Sean gets annoyed at the liberal fascination with self-described futurist Eric Garland’s bloviated twitterstorms. He also laments the direction of the excellent podcast Embedded in its latest season as it bogs down in the minutiae of Trump’s sketchy business relationships with various and sundry Russians.  Finally, Paul and Sean question whether the recent stock market drop is a market correction and they finish up with a few thoughts on pomp, parades, and circumstance.

Zoltar Speaks; 2018 Predictions – Episode 19

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Rather than discussing the year past this Thanksgiving, Sean and Paul look ahead, making (likely inaccurate) predictions for Roy Moore, the 2018 midterms, American foreign policy, and the future of white nationalism/socialism/libertarianism. Also, jellied eels.

Merry Trumpaversary – Episode 17

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It’s the worst new holiday of the year: Trumpaversary. In commemoration, Sean and Paul select two particular lowlights of the past Anno Trumpini, hash out the implications of the wave of progressive and socialist candidates who won in elections this week, and discuss the significance of Roy Moore’s sexual harassment scandal.