The Fifth Column (A Podcast)
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#389 "We Need to Talk About Kevin (w/ former Rep. Justin Amash)
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#389 "We Need to Talk About Kevin (w/ former Rep. Justin Amash)

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  • Former Rep. Justin Amash was on the floor during the leadership fight??

  • Brian Lamb question: What does the speaker actually do?

  • And what do the Gang of Twenty actually want?

  • Rep. Amash: Kevin McCarthy “isn’t that bright” and “will do whatever it takes to maintain power”

  • Why the system is broken and how it got that way

  • Congress is becoming more European

  • Reminder: Amash created (and named) the Freedom Caucus

  • Are you really putting yourself forward to be speaker?

  • The whole system is broken. And all the other speaker options are reflections of this brokenness

  • The NYT and “ultraconservatives”

  • The Ukraine objection exception

  • A qualified defense of the execrable Skip Bayless

  • Idiots deciding who gets to speak

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The Fifth Column (A Podcast)
The Fifth Column
Your weekly rhetorical assault on the on the news cycle, the people who make it, and occasionally ourselves. Kmele Foster (Freethink), Michael Moynihan (Vice), and Matt Welch (Reason) talk and laugh and drink their way to at least quasi-sanity in a world gone mad, often with the aid of clean and articulate guests. Weekly Members Only subscription edition often comes with listener mail and professional-quality (if inappropriate) singing. Analysis. Commentary. Sedition.