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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Denise C. McAllister is a cultural and political commentator, a senior contributor at The Federalist and her work can be found at several outlets, including PJ Media, Real Clear Politics, Hot Air, and Ricochet. She has been a guest on Fox News, CNN, and Newsmax. Denise joins Dave at Whiskey Politics for an in-depth discussion on what society must do facing yet another tragic school shooting. Other subjects: GOP/Never Trump rift and conservative complacency, Adam Schiff’s massive fundraising machine, #MeToo’s secret blacklists impacting innocent men’s careers (and how men can protect themselves). Denise and Dave finish off discussing the genesis of television news punditry with William F. Buckley v. Gore Vidal. It’s a fascinating and varied discussion and we hope you enjoy it.

Find Imprimis Magazine at imprimis.hillsdale.edu.

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Kira, April, and Teri tackle the tough issues surrounding the school shooting in Parkland, discussing why we didn’t used to have such violent acts on school campuses and what needs to happen to put a stop to them (hint: it doesn’t involve fewer guns). Also, Omarosa disses Mike Pence’s Christianity, the media weirdly makes Kim Jong Un’s sister a thing, and the Olympics are in full swing.

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This week, we mix it up across a wide variety of views with guests from all over the right side of the ideological map. First up, AEI’s Christina Hoff Sommers, author of The War Against Boys: How Misguided Policies are Harming Our Young Men. She wrote a Tweet this past week that set social media on fire. So we talk about that. Then, the main event: Charlie Sykes is a longtime time talk radio host in Wisconsin and is the newly minted host the The Daily Standard podcast right here on Ricochet. Charlie and our own Peter Robinson get into on the current occupant of the Oval Office, and well, let’s just say they don’t see eye-to-eye. But they do give a master class in how to disagree civilly. Take notes, people.

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

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This episode begins with a meditation on “the people” – that phrase in the mouths of politicians left and right. We also hear some music: variations on “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!” Jay then talks about immigration, sports, and some other things. He ends with The Parade – the parade ordered up by President Trump, who was inspired by Bastille Day in Paris. Jay says, if there is to be a parade, at least let the music be good. We then hear some John Philip Sousa – specifically, a march that bears the name of a newspaper. It steps lively!

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Prof. Gabriel Rossman of UCLA joins NTK to offer reflections on being a conservative in academia – and also on invitations to provocateurs like Milo. 

Jay and Mona then analyze the Mueller indictments, Russian interference, domestic divisions, crime, and the origin of a famous expression.

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Ordinarily, the second-place finisher in a presidential election doesn’t have a second political act. But the times aren’t ordinary and Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, is now a US Senate candidate in Utah. Hoover research fellow Lanhee Chen, Romney’s 2012 policy director, discusses what compelled his former boss to make the run and whether Romney will be a Trump White House ally or nemesis.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the news that Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer will run for the U.S. Senate in North Dakota, and even though he’s not as conservative as we might want him to be, by all accounts Cramer gives the GOP its best chance to defeat Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Jim also details his frustration with the constant demand for a national conversation on gun laws when so many gun control activists have little grasp of the facts and little idea what the existing laws are. And they react to Ronan Farrow’s column detailing Donald Trump’s efforts to carry on a months-long affair and keep it a secret, all while he was married to Melania and just months after their son was born.

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Welcome to the first Friday edition of The Daily Signal’s podcast. We take a look at the top new stories of the week – including healthcare, North Korea, and immigration. Armstrong Williams, nationally syndicated columnist and host of The Armstrong Williams Show, discusses his relationship with Dr. Ben Carson and his recent visit to the White House to celebrate Black History Month. With President’s Day right around the corner, who is your favorite president, and why?

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George Mason University economics professor Bryan Caplan joins The Remnant to discuss his latest book, The Case Against Education. While agreeing with much of Caplan’s case, Jonah spends a good portion of the podcast in the difficult task of trying to prove a smart libertarian wrong.

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Broward Sheriff Scott Israel says armed police can do little to stop school violence….so he wants the cops to detain people for troublesome Facebook posts instead. We discuss this idea with Robby Soave, editor of Reason.com.

Plus–The Confession Hotline!

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Elisha, Emily, and Amelia talk 2018 Olympics. Emily ponders fielding her own team and Elisha and uses the “aging” athletes as motivation. All three are obsessed with curling, but only Amelia pretends to be part of the sport’s first family.

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The Heritage Foundation’s John Malcolm joins us to discuss the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida. Democrats are already pushing for gun laws, and people are questioning why the FBI didn’t do more after a person with the same name as the shooter posted online about school shootings. Plus: some things you shouldn’t give up for Lent.

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