Strange New Respect for…Nancy Pelosi?: Podcast
We live in desperate times when the brake on both Democratic socialism and Republican executive-branch abuse is a 78-year-old San Francisco Democrat.
Who does the best insult comedy about the Green New Deal? Well, President Donald Trump, of course, but let's not leave out of the conversation Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D–Calif.), who famously referred to it as "the green dream or whatever they call it."
Pelosi gets some surprising shout-outs on the new Editors' Roundtable edition of the Reason Podcast (featuring Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman, and me), over her stiff-arming progressive fantasia and opposition to the president's emergency declaration, in which she was joined by a lonely libertarian-leaning congressman and senator. The gang also has a good long talk over the contemporary political meaning of "socialism," the ideological content (such as it existed) of the Conservative Political Action Conference, and why you should stop what you're doing and check out this great new Claypool Lennon Delirium video about weirder-than-life rocketeer/cultist Jack Parsons.
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Relevant links from the show:
"Trump Just Might Have Won the 2020 Election Today," by Nick Gillespie
"At CPAC, the Culture War Matters More than Politics or Policy," by Nick Gillespie
"'Everyone' Here Is a Socialist Except Most Americans," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
"Rand Paul Will Vote to Block Trump's Emergency Declaration," by Eric Boehm
"House Votes to Terminate Trump's National Emergency," by Christian Britschgi
"Kamala Harris Wants to Revive the ERA," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
"Rather Than Running for President, Maybe Joe Biden Should Just Launch an Apology Tour," by Scott Shackford
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