In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman welcome special guest Elizabeth Nolan Brown as they unpack the latest indictment against former President Donald Trump. They also check in on the ongoing legal saga of the classified advertising site Backpage in the wake of founder James Larkin’s untimely death.
0:46: The latest Trump indictment
21:21: The legacy of free speech warrior James Larkin
46:25: Weekly Listener Question
53:27: This week’s cultural recommendations
Mentioned in this podcast:
“Should Trump go to prison?” by Zach Weissmueller and Nick Gillespie
“Don’t Jail Trump for January 6,” by Robby Soave
“Why the Press Conflates Prostitution with Sex Trafficking—and Why That’s a Threat To Free Speech,” by Nick Gillespie and Elizabeth Nolan Brown
“FCC Head Ajit Pai on Section 230 and Free Speech,” by Nick Gillespie
“Emails show CDC policed COVID speech on Facebook,” by Zach Weissmueller, Nick Gillespie, and Robby Soave
“The 26 Words That ‘Created the Internet’—and Why They May Be on the Chopping Block,” by Nick Gillespie
“Why the Government’s Legal Assault on Backpage.com Backfired,” by Nick Gillespie
“The War on Backpage.com Is a War on Sex Workers,” by Paul Detrick
“Politicians Want To Destroy Section 230, the Internet’s First Amendment,” by Paul Detrick and Elizabeth Nolan Brown
“‘Je suis Charlie’? No, You’re Not, or Else You Might Be Dead,” by Matt Welch
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