This week’s Purpose Roundtable podcast picks up the place final week‘s left off: Iran. Peter Suderman, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Matt Welch talk about the administration’s ever-shifting storyline, sparkles of principled opposition/oversight in Congress, and playground-style argumentation for conflict.
Then, straight oughtta this morning’s headline, the gang assesses the import of Sen. Cory Booker (D–N.J.) leaving of the presidential race and the attainable meanings of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.) persevering with to rise within the polls forward of Tuesday evening’s debate. There are additionally mentions of the Academy Award nominations, “hand-wavy pay-fors,” and the passing of Rush drummer/lyricist Neil Peart.
Audio manufacturing by Ian Keyser and Regan Taylor.
Music credit score: “Lurking,” by Silent Companion
Related hyperlinks from the present:
“Extra Holes within the ‘Imminent Menace’ Story on Soleimani,” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
“Escalation Breeds Escalation, in Iran and Past,” by Bonnie Kristian
“No Struggle With Iran, Home Tells Trump. Subsequent Up: Lastly Forbidding Army Pressure in Iraq?” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
“Republican Rep. Thomas Massie Indicators On to Home Invoice Ending Struggle in Iraq,” by Scott Shackford
“Cory Booker, Who Urged Democratic Unity, Drops Out of Presidential Race,” by Billy Binion
“Neil Peart, Champion of Individualism,” by Christian Britschgi
“Future Nobel Laureate Warns: The Antichrist Is Coming!” by Jesse Walker