Election 2018

Will There Ever Be a Morning After the Midterms?: Podcast

Before the news cycle spins forever into crazy-land, Reason editors pause to assess the deep meanings, and lack thereof, of this week's elections


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Political attention has already migrated to Acostagate, the sacking of Jeff Sessions, and that insane press conference from yesterday, but there was an actual election of some note on Tuesday, and much to talk about from a libertarian perspective. So we convened an irregular assembly of the Reason Podcast, editors' roundtable edition, to deliver some preliminary findings.

Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman, and Matt Welch debate the permanent hysteria of presidential politics, the electoral role and legislative future of health care policy, third-party sadnesses, and some happy news peeking through the usual woe.

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Audio production by Ian Keyser.

Relevant links from the show:

"A Surprisingly Normal Election," by Peter Suderman

"Three Cheers for the Return of Divided Government," by Eric Boehm

"2018 Midterm Election Results Include a Lot for Libertarians to Like," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

"After the Midterms, Trumpism Is the Dominant Force in the GOP," by Eric Boehm

"Florida Approves Ballot Amendment to Restore Voting Rights of 1.4 Million People With Felony Records," by C.J. Ciaramella

"Justin Amash and Thomas Massie, Two of the Most Libertarian Members of Congress, Re-Elected," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

"Bigfoot Erotica Aficionado Denver Riggleman Beat Olivia Wilde's Mom in Virginia Congressional Race," by Eric Boehm

"Michigan Becomes the 10th State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana," by Jacob Sullum

"Ex-Nevada Brothel Owner Dennis Hof Wins Assembly Seat Despite Being Dead," by Joe Setyon

"Clint Bolick, Arizona's Libertarian Supreme Court Justice, Wins Judicial Retention Election" by Damon Root

"Harsh Republican Restrictionism Loses Bigly in the Midterms," by Shikha Dalmia

"Jeff Sessions Is Out, 2020 Speculation Is In," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

"Jeff Sessions Was a Terrible Attorney General. His Successor Will Do More of the Same.," by Scott Shackford

"CNN's Jim Acosta Was Rude, but He Did Not Assault a White House Intern," by Robby Soave

"Threatening Cable News Hosts Doesn't Help Anyone," by Joe Setyon

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