In the latest Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Peter Suderman, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Nick Gillespie discuss the violent turn at an otherwise standard Oscar Sunday as well as President Joe Biden's regrettable remark on Russia.
1:56: Will Smith slaps Chris Rock at the Oscars
13:51: Biden calls for regime change in Russia
27:49: Weekly listener question: "Do you think the U.S. has moved from a society of 'tolerance' to one of 'forced acceptance'? And based on your answer, do you think that's a positive or a negative? It seems to me that major 'culture war' issues bubble up when they are forced upon adults or involve children. For instance: No one really cared about drag queens until drag queen story hours. No one really cared about the trans movement until the bathroom bills and sports issues. Many more examples could be named, I'm sure."
40:55: Supreme Court hearings and thoughts about Ketanji Brown Jackson.
This week's links:
- "Be Like Chris Rock," by Eric Boehm
- "Josh Hawley's Attack on Ketanji Brown Jackson Illustrates the Emotionalism She Criticized," by Jacob Sullum
- "Biden says Putin 'cannot remain in power'," by Kevin Liptak and Maegan Vazquez
- Jacqui Heinrich's Twitter
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Audio production by Ian Keyser
Assistant production by Adam Czarnecki
Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve
- 94th Annual Academy Awards