Is Clarence Thomas Ethically Challenged?

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman, and special guest Liz Wolfe consider the recent revelation that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas accepted lavish trips from his billionaire friend Harlan Crow and contextualize the leak of classified materials by 21-year-old Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira.

0:42: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ controversial friendship with billionaire Harlan Crow

23:15: Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira leaks classified materials to his online friends.

36:25: Weekly Listener Question

44:40: Tax Day animus

50:14: This week’s cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

Oh no! Rich collector of historical items has items by and about bad people!” by Eugene Volokh

Supreme Court Senility,” by Jesse Walker

Not So Supreme,” by Nick Gillespie

Leaker of Ukraine Intelligence Was Reportedly a Gun Enthusiast Trying To Impress His Discord Friends,” by Robby Soave

Pentagon Leak Reveals 14 U.S. Troops in Ukraine,” by Bonnie Kristian

Massive Leak of Ukraine Intelligence Documents Angers U.S. Allies,” by Robby Soave

Kerry Howley: A Journey Through the Deep State,” by Nick Gillespie

The Degraded Currency of the Shadow Government,” by Kerry Howley

Debate: It’s Time for a National Divorce,” by Angela McArdle and Zach Weissmueller

Jayhawk Down,” by Nick Gillespie

IRS Is 48 Days Late To Issue Report Telling American Public How It’ll Spend New $80 Billion,” by Liz Wolfe

3 More Reasons to Fear the IRS,” by Nick Gillespie and Meredith Bragg

Taxes: The Price We Pay For Civilization,” by Nick Gillespie and Meredith Bragg

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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