Don’t let the title fool you: This is not a soap opera episode of the Young Americans. But it does cover one of the most important things in the world: children. Specifically, why young people are having fewer of them, and later. Host Jack Butler and veteran YA panelist Caleb Whitmer explore this topic with the help of two new panelists: Kayla Stetzel, and Weekly Standard factchecker Holmes Lybrand, who is now a father.

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  1. Joe D. Lincoln

    Why does that magazine call itself the Jacobin? Weren’t the Jacobins those who wanted to restore a Roman Catholic King in Britain the 1700s? Please answer if you or anyone has a good answer.

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    • September 12, 2018, at 10:02 AM PDT
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  2. Kephalithos Member

    Joe D. (View Comment): Why does that magazine call itself the Jacobin? Weren’t the Jacobins those who wanted to restore a Roman Catholic King in Britain the 1700s?

    Those were the Jacobites.

    The Jacobins were radicals who supported (and brought about) the French Revolution. The label “jacobin,” used generically, can describe any left-wing revolutionary.

    . . .

    As for the podcast, Caleb (or Holmes?) is right to mention the subject of dating. Dating and childbearing — and marriage, ideally — are inextricably linked. It takes two, after all, and something has to bring that duo together.

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    • September 12, 2018, at 11:12 AM PDT
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  3. JackButler Podcaster

    Bunwick Chiffswiddle (View Comment):

    Joe D. (View Comment): Why does that magazine call itself the Jacobin? Weren’t the Jacobins those who wanted to restore a Roman Catholic King in Britain the 1700s?

    Those were the Jacobites.

    The Jacobins were radicals who supported (and brought about) the French Revolution. The label “jacobin,” used generically, can describe any left-wing revolutionary.

    . . .

    As for the podcast, Caleb (or Holmes?) is right to mention the subject of dating. Dating and childbearing — and marriage, ideally — are inextricably linked. It takes two, after all, and something has to bring that duo together.

    It was Holmes. And yes, that is how making babies works. Or so I am told. 

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    • September 12, 2018, at 11:43 AM PDT
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  4. Bishop Wash Member

    Bunwick Chiffswiddle (View Comment):

    Joe D. (View Comment): Why does that magazine call itself the Jacobin? Weren’t the Jacobins those who wanted to restore a Roman Catholic King in Britain the 1700s?

    Those were the Jacobites.

    The Jacobins were radicals who supported (and brought about) the French Revolution. The label “jacobin,” used generically, can describe any left-wing revolutionary.

    My history knowledge wasn’t up to snuff and I had to look up Jacobin when, in early G-Files, Cosmo would rant about Jacobin squirrels.

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    • September 12, 2018, at 1:37 PM PDT
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