Do not adjust your podcast app or web browser, you are in fact seeing this week’s Ricochet Podcast drop a day early. And we’ve got a good one for you: Chief Impeachment Pundit John Yoo stops by to grade Alan Dershowitz’s impeachment defense arguments and then The Wall Street Journal’s Kim Strassel gives no you-know-what’s about the Democrats and their tactics. Also, our crew punditizes (we just made that word up) on the Middle East, Lileks gives Post of The Week honors to @henrycastaigne for his Epic Crossover Event: Dr. Who Battles the Gods of the Copybook Headings, we’ve got a new Long Poll question, and a new jingle! 

Music from this week’s episode: Can I Get A Witness by Marvin Gaye

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Critics of President Donald Trump often point to his violation of norms as one example of the threat his presidency poses to American democracy. Kim Strassel of The Wall Street Journal makes the near-opposite case — that it is Trump’s most avid opponents who, in their zeal to bring down the president, are most undermining this country’s foundations. She joined this week’s episode of Banter to discuss her argument in light of her new book, “Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters Are Breaking America.”

Kimberley Strassel is a member of the editorial board for The Wall Street Journal. She writes editorials, as well as the weekly Potomac Watch political column, from her base in Washington, D.C. An Oregon native, Ms. Strassel is a graduate of Princeton University and is the bestselling author of “The Intimidation Game.

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Kimberley Strassel is the author of the new book Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters Are Breaking America and a member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board. Her previous book was the bestseller The Intimidation Game. Then Stephen and Jon chat about Tulsi vs. Hillary and the state of the Dem primary.

The intro/outro song and Jon’s song of the week is “Sally Go Round the Roses” by Medicine. Stephen’s song of the week is “In Your Room” by Airiel. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians, subscribe to our Spotify playlist!

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This week on The Big Show®, we converse about the Kurds, talk about the limits of woke corporatism with David French, and get the low down on Kim Strassel’s new book Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters Are Breaking America (buy it!). Also, Ricochet member @doctorrobert wins this week’s coveted Lileks Post of The Week for his two (!) posts Why We Need People Who Have ‘Too Much Money’ and Memories of the Cleveland Orchestra, 10/4/19. Well done, Doc! Finally, can Ellen Degeneres and George W. Bush be friends? Some folks insist that they cannot. Weird. Hey, speaking of friends, don’t forget to weigh in on this week’s Long Poll as it asks a similar question.

Music from this week’s show: Why Can’t We Be Friends? by War

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Here’s what we don’t discuss on this week’s show: not a word about Sharpie markers, maps, or the tracking of certain weather events. Nope, not a word. Here’s what we do talk about: The WSJ’s Kim Strassel stops by to talk about Comey, Mueller, and an investigation that went far off the rails (P.S. feel free to pre-order her new book, which she will discuss in more detail on the show next month). Then, we debut a couple of new features: first, The Long Poll (we’re still working on the name…). Look for it on the top right of the page, vote, and help Rob fulfill his dream of mainstream media mentions from his elite media buddies. Then, say hello to Lileks’ Post of The Week, in which James himself selects a member written post for Ricochet Podcast fame and glory. Who wins this week’s coveted mention? You’ll have to tune in to find out!

Music from this week’s episode: Hurricane by Lin Manuel-Miranda from Hamilton

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