Do the Proud Boys Deserve To Be in Prison Forever?

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Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, C.J. Ciaramella, and Joe Lancaster |

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In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch and Katherine Mangu-Ward welcome special guests C.J. Ciaramella and Joe Lancaster to consider the particularly long prison sentences handed out to Proud Boys leaders for their roles in the January 6 Capitol riot and discuss President Joe Biden’s use of email aliases.

2:19: Proud Boys leaders sentenced for their roles in the January 6 Capitol riot

20:24: President Joe Biden’s email aliases

30:44: Weekly Listener Question

48:38: The aftermath of Hurricane Idalia

Mentioned in this podcast:

Proud Boys Leader Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison Over January 6 Riot,” by Robby Soave

Punishing Rioters Is Wise. Bogus ‘Seditious Conspiracy’ Charges Are Not.” by J.D. Tuccille

Do These Seditious Conspiracy Convictions Prove the Capitol Riot ‘Was Not Spontaneous’?” by Jacob Sullum

Fani Willis Is Abusing Georgia’s Terrible RICO Law,” by Joe Lancaster

Joe Biden’s Email Aliases Are a Potentially Serious Transparency Problem,” by C.J. Ciaramella

Protecting Kids on Social Media Act Cloaks Attack on Privacy Behind Concern for Children,” by J.D. Tuccille

In Scathing Rulings, Federal Courts Block Arkansas and Texas Age Verification Laws,” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Federal Prison Guards Confessed to Rape and Got Away With It,” by C.J. Ciaramella

Subsidized Flood Insurance Makes Storm Damage Worse,” by Joe Lancaster

Immigrants Welcome Here: Puzzle #5,” by Stella Zawistowski

Send your questions to 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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