Goodbye to George Santos and Henry Kissinger

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In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman consider the ouster of Rep. George Santos (R–N.Y.) from Congress and unpack the debate between Gov. Ron DeSantis and Gov. Gavin Newsom, before examining the legacy of former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

01:33—Rep. George Santos (R–N.Y.) ousted from Congress

12:42—What matters when donating to Reason

17:19—Gov. Ron DeSantis vs. Gov. Gavin Newsom debate aftermath

34:19—Weekly listener question

47:03—This week’s cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

George Santos Arrested, Indicted on 13 Federal Counts, Pleads Not Guilty,” by Joe Lancaster

The Political Lies That Really Matter,” by Nick Gillespie and Justin Zuckerman

How Do We Solve a Problem Like George Santos?” by Matt Welch

Why Did George Santos Lie About His Past To Get Elected to Congress?” by Scott Shackford

Ask Reason Magazine’s Editors Anything: Webathon 2023!” by Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman

The DeSantis-Newsom Debate Was Really a Debate About COVID,” by Eric Boehm

Is California Over?” by Nick Gillespie and Regan Taylor

Florida vs. California,” by Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie

Jeb Bush: Why Florida Is Winning,” by Nick Gillespie, Adam Czarnecki, and Justin Zuckerman

California’s Recall Is a Revolt Against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Progressive Agenda,” by Zach Weissmueller

Henry Kissinger’s Deadly Career Gives the Lie to the Myth of the Disinterested Statesman,” by Christian Britschgi

In Search of Libertarian Realism,” by Matt Welch, Sheldon Richman, William Ruger, Christopher Preble, and Fernando Tesón

A Tribute To Henry Kissinger,” by Howard Landis

Poor, Misunderstood Kissinger,” by Jacob Sullum

Henry Kissinger Rollins on Statecraft” by Nick Gillespie 

Reason Can Do More Good With Your Money Than Government Can: Contribute to Our Annual Webathon,” by Katherine Mangu-Ward

How Reason Changes Minds, Lives, and Laws by Covering Criminal Injustice,” by Matt Welch

Give to Reason and Help Create the Next Generation of Libertarians!” by Nick Gillespie

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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