Bloomberg View columnist Megan McArdle joins Jonah in the latest Remnant to offer a sensible libertarian’s perspective on whether dogs are Marxist, whether drugs should be legalized, whether libertarians should be classified by their preferred subway stop, and whether you should go to that party or not.

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There are 11 comments.

  1. Coolidge

    Please forgive me if I haven’t been following these events as closely as I might have been, but if the memo scandal has nothing to do with Robert Mueller, doesn’t that vitiate the claim you just made, that the GOP is only doing this to undermine Mueller?

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    • February 2, 2018 at 8:29 am
  2. Coolidge

    Great discussion on the drug war. Cartels and gangsters aren’t going away just because their business became legitimate. They’re criminals for a reason.

    • #2
    • February 2, 2018 at 10:12 am
  3. Coolidge

    Mindreader/psychoanalyst Jonah appears to protest too much. Chill out, dude.

    • #3
    • February 2, 2018 at 1:02 pm
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  4. Coolidge

    rdowhower (View Comment):
    Mindreader/psychoanalyst Jonah appears to protest too much. Chill out, dude.

    Given the weakness of the case he is trying to make, Jonah’s “arguments from telepathy” have at least the advantage of unfalsifiability! Coming from somebody I used to admire so much, however, it is disheartening to listen to.

    We can’t assume that every Clinton supporter and/or Trump hater on Mueller’s team is also an idiot who blabs about it in texts to his lover. In other words, Peter Strzok is only the tip of the Democrat-leaning iceberg.

    Clearly, Mueller failed in his responsibility to assemble a team free of political bias: sufficient grounds in itself to have him replaced.

    Indeed, as a personal friend of Comey, Mueller should have recused himself from the special counsel job in the first place.

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    • February 3, 2018 at 12:24 pm
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  5. Member

    Really appreciated the drug discussion.

    But I’m never going to prefer to go to that party.

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    • February 4, 2018 at 10:53 am
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  6. Member

    The memo makes clear that the FBI went to exceptional lengths to mislead the FISA court in order to spy on an American citizen.

    At the very least they need to be called out on that, no matter what you think of Carter Page. Or do the ends justify the means?

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    • February 4, 2018 at 2:25 pm
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  7. Member

    “Crazy” conspiracy theory from Adam Curry & John C. Dvorak with respect to Carter Page & George Papadopoulos – maybe they – or at least GP – were meant/recruited to submarine Trump Campaign by mixing them up with Russians. Take a listen:

    No Agenda 1005: Circular Reporting

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    • February 5, 2018 at 7:18 am
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  8. Thatcher

    Yeah, if we are to die on a hill, this is the one to do it on — not for Carter Page’s sake, or for Trump’s, but for our own.

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    • February 5, 2018 at 9:34 am
  9. Member

    I liked your little Ground Hog Day plug, Jonah. I seem to remember that you’re a big fan.

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    • February 5, 2018 at 10:53 am
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  10. Member

    I am not a dog person, but I loved the dog diversion, particularly the discussion of the dog economics of the stick (which prompted me to think about the issues that are implicated).

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    • February 6, 2018 at 12:38 pm
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  11. Member

    Twitter handle: Jack Butler’s ballgag?

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    • February 8, 2018 at 10:04 pm
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