Rank Choices

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In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman debate the pros and cons of various ideas for electoral reform ahead of this week’s Super Tuesday primary contests.

00:27—The Supreme Court rules Colorado can’t remove Donald Trump from the ballot.

06:19—Electoral dysfunction, incentives, plus pros and cons of various proposed reforms

36:40—Weekly Listener Question

45:48—Sen. Mitch McConnell (R–Ky.) announces his retirement.

56:06—This week’s cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

Supreme Court Unanimously Rules That States May Not Disqualify Trump As an Insurrectionist,” by Jacob Sullum

Does Ranked Choice Voting Disenfranchise Minorities?” by Joe Lancaster

The Modern Supreme Court Agrees With Chief Justice Chase: Trump Cannot Be Removed From the Presidential Ballot,” by Josh Blackman

Supreme Court Rules for Trump in Section 3 Disqualification Case,” by Ilya Somin

‘Super’ Week,” by Eric Boehm

How Ranked Choice Voting Would Sort the Republican Primary Field,” by Eric Boehm

Morris P. Fiorina: Why ‘Electoral Chaos’ Is Here To Stay,” by Nick Gillespie

In Alaska, Ranked Choice Voting Worked,” by Eric Boehm

Gerrymandering Is Making Elections Less Competitive,” by Eric Boehm

The Commission on Presidential Debate’s 15 Percent Polling Criterion Must Go, Argues Lawsuit from Gary Johnson,” by Brian Doherty

How GOP Fiscal Sanity Died, in 7 Easy Steps,” by Matt Welch

Dune: Part Two Is a Glorious Sci-Fi Spectacle,” by Peter Suderman

The Great Gatsby‘s Creative Destruction,” by Nick Gillespie

Comic: Robert A. Heinlein in ‘The Moon Is a Hot Babe,'” by Peter Bagge

Robert Heinlein at 100,” by Brian Doherty

The Parables of Octavia Butler,” by Amy H. Sturgis

Science Fiction Is for Socialists?” by Katherine Mangu-Ward

Sandra Newman: Reimagining 1984 From Julia’s Perspective,” by Nick Gillespie

Science Fiction: Created Worlds,” by John Pierce

Review: Dune and The Velvet Underground,” by Kurt Loder

Herbert’s Dune It Again,” by Patrick Cox

Giant Douche and Turd Sandwich Debate,” by South Park Studios

Episode 77: Nick Gillespie / The Byrds,” by Scot Bertram and Jeff Blehar

Nick Gillespie’s Q&A on C-SPAN

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

Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve

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