Kavanaugh Brawl Shows It's Time for a Controlled Burn of the State: Podcast
Lying about the Devil's Triangle may or may not be disqualifying for the Supreme Court, but this whole process is a reminder that the federal government's power makes politics too important.
Is Brett Kavanaugh lying about boofing, the Ralph Club, and the Devil's Triangle? And if so, should that be disqualifying for the Supreme Court, even if the process that led to such cross-examination was grotesquely cynical and partisan? Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, Nick Gillespie, and yours truly are split on these and other questions in this moment of national anger and anguish, as you can hear on the Monday editor-roundtable version of the Reason Podcast, but they do agree on one thing: To quote Robby Soave, "at this lowest of moments for political discourse," it's worth remembering that "the libertarian vision for society is one in which politics plays a much smaller role."
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Audio production by Ian Keyser.
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Relevant links from the show:
"The Kavanaugh Nomination Fight Has Pulled Us Further Into a Partisan Quagmire," by Peter Suderman
"Jeff Flake and the Hated—Yet Vital—Libertarian Center," by Matt Welch
"Brett Kavanaugh's Anger Should Surprise No One," by Robby Soave
"Beer, Courage, and Vomit: Major Themes of the Ford-Kavanaugh Hearing," by Jacob Sullum
"3 Questions To Ask Yourself While Watching the Kavanaugh/Ford Hearings Today," by Nick Gillespie
"Supreme Court to Consider Tree Frogs, Liquor Licensing, Criminals With Dementia, and More This Fall," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
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