DeSantis Down and Out

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In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman hold a postmortem examination of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ suspended campaign for president before considering Donald Trump’s recent claim that presidents deserve full immunity from prosecution.

00:27—Ron DeSantis drops out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination

19:54—Trump claims full presidential immunity

30:05—Weekly Listener Question

47:00—Argentine President Javier Milei addresses Davos

54:38—This week’s cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

Ron DeSantis Could Have Run on a Message of Freedom,” by Eric Boehm

So Long to the Man in Lifts,” by Liz Wolfe

4 Reasons Why Dean Phillips Could Shock Write-in Joe Biden in New Hampshire Tuesday,” by Matt Welch

No Labels Has 13 Presidential Candidates, 14 State Ballots, and 7 Weeks To Decide Whether To Run,” by Matt Welch

Is DeSantis a Principled Governor or a Retaliatory Culture Warrior?” by Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie

How Should Libertarians Think About Ron DeSantis?” by Nick Gillespie and Zach Weissmueller

Trump’s Demand for ‘Total’ Presidential Immunity Reflects His Authoritarian Impulses,” by Jacob Sullum

Meet the New Boss: Donald Trump, Who Wants To Tell You What You Can Buy and Sell,” by Nick Gillespie

Should Libertarians Vote For Trump? Nick Gillespie vs. Walter Block,” a Soho Forum debate by Gene Epstein

Donald Trump on Libertarianism: ‘I like it. A lot of good things.’” by Nick Gillespie

Javier Milei Tells World Leaders: ‘The State Is Not the Solution,'” by Katarina Hall

Is Javier Milei a ‘Doctrinaire Hayekian’ and a Secret Reason Science Project?” by Nick Gillespie

Conservative Liberals for Mainstream Anti-MSMism,” by Matt Welch

Talking about Punk as a ‘Cultural Antibiotic’ for the Body Politic!” by Nick Gillespie

School Choice Is Popular and Increasingly Common,” by J.D. Tuccille

Reason‘s archive on National School Choice Week

Send your questions to [email protected]. Be sure to include your social media handle and the correct pronunciation of your name.

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

Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve

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