Election 2020

What Does Trump's Post-Election Behavior Tell Us About American Politics?

Also: Thanksgiving tips and reasons for gratitude, from The Reason Roundtable


It's been a bad few days for Donald Trump's lawyers, court cases, and political party. But has it been bad for the rest of us as well?

That's the question dominating the second half of this week's Reason Roundtable. The first 30 minutes are all about this year's COVID-tainted Thanksgiving—recipes, serving strategies, tips for sidestepping political conversations, and grisly family traditions (including a "Cranberry Man" you cannot unhear). We also describe what we're thankful for, in a very on-brand way.

Speaking of which: Got questions for Roundtable podcasters Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman, Matt Welch, and Katherine Mangu-Ward? Please email them to podcasts@reason.com before December 1, and we will tackle them during our annual Webathon, which begins at the end of this month. You'll be glad you did!

Audio production by Ian Keyser and Regan Taylor.

Music "Pizzi Waltz" by Kadir Demir.

Relevant links from the show:

"A Scathing Ruling Against the Trump Campaign Highlights the Gap Between Rudy Giuliani's 'Massive Fraud' Claim and His Legal Arguments," by Jacob Sullum

"Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) Statement on Court Ruling in Trump v. Boockvar Is Worth Reading," by Jonathan H. Adler

"Sidney Powell Now Claims Election Conspiracy Involved Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders," by Robby Soave

"Perils of Trump's Conspiracy-Mongering About the Election," by Ilya Somin

"Can We Please Be Done with This Already?" by Sasha Volokh

"'This Election Is a Joke,' Insists Libertarian-Leaning Congressman Andy Biggs," by Matt Welch

"As Trump's Election Conspiracy Theories Get Crazier, Some Republicans Are Finally Backing Away," by Eric Boehm

"Voters Wisely Chose Divided Federal Government," by Steven Greenhut

"The Voters Eschewed Extremism on Election Day," by Veronique de Rugy

"New York's COVID-19 Microcluster Whac-A-Mole Game," by Josh Blackman

"Andrew Cuomo's Emmy Award for His COVID-19 Briefings Is a Disgusting Prioritization of Style Over Substance," by Christian Britschgi

"More Cops Say They Won't Enforce Coronavirus Curfews," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

"Why the Hell Don't We Have Enough Damned COVID-19 Tests After 8 Months of the Pandemic?" by Ronald Bailey

"Gavin Newsom's French Laundry Outing Crystallizes the Arrogance of COVID-19 Dictators," by Jacob Sullum

"Another Wave of Business Closures Devastates the Suffering Restaurant Industry," by Christian Britschgi

"Coronavirus Curfews Are Trending Again, Despite Total Lack of Evidence They Help," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

"Why Libertarians Should Want More Trust in Government," by Nick Gillespie