What Did We Learn from the Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation?: Podcast
On the market for political combat and the lack of interest in the Afghanistan War
The bruising fight over the narrow confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is not going away. Republicans are gloating, Democrats are trial-ballooning impeachment and re-thinking the American structure of government, and both sides are claiming increases in voter enthusiasm. Just maybe, argue Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, Nick Gillespie, and yours truly in the Monday editor-roundtable edition of the Reason Podcast, this is the market for political combat at work.
Besides chewing over the many post-confirmation arguments, the quartet also discusses the 17th anniversary of the Afghanistan War and other grim policy fails that few can hear under all that shrieking. Also: Scooters!
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Audio production by Ian Keyser.
Relevant links from the show:
"The Senate Votes to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh," by Zuri Davis
"Jeff Flake and the Hated—Yet Vital—Libertarian Center," by Matt Welch
"The Case Against Court-Packing Revisited," by Ilya Somin
"Your Vote Doesn't Count," by Katherine Mangu-Ward
"In Afghanistan, We Persist in Futility," by Steve Chapman
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