Donald Trump

Should Donald Trump Have Been Convicted?

Plus: A single-issue voter asks the editors for some voting advice in the 2024 presidential election.


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In this week's The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman debrief in the wake of former President Donald Trump's conviction on 34 counts of falsifying business records last week in New York City.

00:33—Donald Trump's conviction

27:37—Weekly Listener Question

42:11—Recent undercovered stories

50:48—This week's cultural recommendations

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Mentioned in this podcast:

"Does Donald Trump's Conviction in New York Make Us Banana Republicans?" by J.D. Tuccille

"Trump's Conviction Requires Him To Surrender His Guns. Civil Libertarians Should Be Troubled." by Jacob Sullum

"The Prosecution's Story About Trump Featured Several Logically Impossible Claims," by Jacob Sullum

"First Felon," by Liz Wolfe

"Trump's Conviction Suggests Jurors Bought the Prosecution's Dubious 'Election Fraud' Narrative," by Jacob Sullum

"Trump Jury Instructions Invite Conviction Based on a Hodgepodge of Dubious Theories," by Jacob Sullum

"Prosecutors Say Trump Tried To 'Hoodwink the American Voter,' Which Is Not a Crime," by Jacob Sullum

"The Felon," by Matt Labash

"Chase Oliver: What Does the Libertarian Presidential Candidate Really Believe?" by Zach Weissmueller and Liz Wolfe

"Chase Oliver Is the Libertarian Party's Presidential Pick," by Eric Boehm

"$7.5 Billion in Government Cash Only Built 8 E.V. Chargers in 2.5 Years," by Joe Lancaster

"Biden's Tariffs Are a Bad Idea," by Eric Boehm

"Fauci to Congress: 6-Foot Social Distancing Guidance Likely Not Based on Data," by Christian Britschgi

"'15 Days To Slow the Spread': On the Fourth Anniversary, a Reminder to Never Give Politicians That Power Again," by John Stossel

"The CDC Made America's Pandemic Worse," by Peter Suderman

"The CDC's Guidance for Summer Camps Is Insane," by Robby Soave

"CDC's New 'Reopening' Guidance Will Keep Schools Closed in the Fall," by Matt Welch

"What Ken Burns' New Film Gets Right—and Wrong—About the Roosevelts," by Damon Root

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Audio production by Ian Keyser; assistant production by Hunt Beaty.

Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve