Bethany, Kelly, and Emily talk bad neighbors, bad birthdays, and irresponsible lawn care.

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A century ago, an American president had little to say while the world was ravaged by a flu pandemic. In 2018, in the midst of yet another flu epidemic, so too is President Trump silent. What are the Trump Administration’s options in terms of offering vaccines, speeding up drug research and raising public awareness? Dr. Henry Miller, the Hoover Institution’s Robert Wesson Fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy – and a physician and former flu researcher – discusses how to cure what literally ails the nation.

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Ryan T. Anderson of The Heritage Foundation joins us to discuss his new book on transgenderism, threats to parental rights, and why transgender ideology doesn’t hold up to logic. We also discuss Robert Mueller’s decision to indict 13 Russians, the new popularity of tax reform, and Elon Musk’s dream of an East Coast speed machine.

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Matthew Continetti writes:

As a conservative, I am skeptical of new things. This “technology,” for example. I don’t own a Kindle. I deleted my Facebook account over a decade ago. It took me years to adopt Twitter, which I did under duress and to my unending regret. I do not play games on my phone, or really do anything on my phone other than email, text, and make calls. I want to restrain and even break up the tech giants, not for economic reasons so much as for political ones. They are growing too concentrated and too powerful. Such amalgamations trigger my populist-republican sensibilities.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America look at a bunch of new polling that shows America sharply divided on banning “assault weapons,” in large agreement on mental illness needing to be addressed, and a majority now liking the tax cuts. They also rip the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for redrawing the congressional map of the state, ignoring the will of the people through their elected representatives and making the map much more favorable to their Democratic friends. And they shudder as fears grow that North Korea may punish their Olympic athletes for failing to medal at the Winter Olympics.

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, digital editor Jonathan V. Last and senior writer John McCormack discuss gun control, immigration, movies, and the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference.

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Professor Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, sits down with Ben Weingarten, Senior Fellow of the London Center for Policy Research and Founder & CEO of ChangeUp Media, to discuss Prof. Hanson’s essay in the new book “Vox Populi: The Perils and Promises of Populism.” Prof. Hanson and Weingarten discuss a series of topics including the populism of President Donald Trump, what President Trump understood about the electorate that his opponents missed, the 2016 election’s significance in history and what it augurs for the world, the ramifications of the FBI and DOJ actions regarding President Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, where The Resistance leads and much more.

Read ‘Vox Populi’: tinyurl.com/yb8dum9a.

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Steve Hayward sits down with author Fred Siegel about a wide range of topics, from Trump and the Democrats, to how to think about leading intellectuals including H.L. Mencken, Arthur Schlesinger, Richard Rorty, Michel Foucault, and Mark Lilla, and the problems of the coastal elites in California and New York.

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“Set you house in perfect order before you criticize the world.” That’s Rule #6 in Jordan B. Peterson’s new book, “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.”

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Peterson describes the purpose of his12 rules, the advantages and disadvantages of chaos and order, and why he turns to stories for wisdom.

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It may be Presidents Day (it’s not, actually — more on that later), but the faculty lounge is still open for business. In this months’ session, Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are tackling the latest revelations from the Mueller investigation, what can be done about gun violence consistent with the Second Amendment, and whether restrictions on free speech have gone too far on college campuses.

Plus they’re weighing on the most overrated and underrated presidents (in pursuit of the elusive ‘Franklin Pierce fanboy’ demo), unnecessarily quoting Latin (guess who), and, yes, giving Professor Yoo, Philadelphia Eagles devotee, his moment in the sun.

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, editor in chief Stephen F. Hayes discusses what the recent Mueller indictments mean. Charlie and Steve also discuss America’s best and worst presidents, in honor of Washington’s birthday.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America have no good martinis to serve on Presidents’ Day. They shake their heads as two survivors from last week’s school shooting label the NRA “child killers” and insist the group be disbanded and blast CNN for the leading questions that led to those statements. They also groan as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicts the GOP will lose seats in the House and Senate, which would suggest he expects to be in the minority after an election map that couldn’t be better suited for Republicans. And they slam CNN again for horribly biased questions to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is now demanding something be done about guns while scrubbing his website of language describing how he is a champion of the Second Amendment.

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Jon and Stephen welcome Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon to discuss the chances of gun legislation after the massacre in Parkland, then talk about the latest indictments from the Mueller investigation. (Don’t forget to stay for the Beavis and Butthead impersonations.)

Our intro and outro music is “Indian Summer” by Pedro the Lion. Jon’s song of the week is “Antidote” by Preoccupations and Stephen’s is “Friends” by Sure Sure. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians, subscribe to our 2018 Spotify playlist!

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