Of Course, the Trump Indictment Is Political

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In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman consider the recent announcement from former President Donald Trump that he expects to be arrested this week in New York City.

0:32: Impending Trump indictment

17:05: The continued fallout from the banking system bailout

31:16: Weekly Listener Question

43:58: Another Twitter Files on how Stanford’s Virality Project encouraged social media companies to police true information

51:57: This week’s cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

New York Arrest Would Be a Gift for Trump,” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Is the Manhattan D.A. Upholding or Flouting the Rule of Law by Prosecuting Trump?” by Jacob Sullum

Transforming Stormy Daniels’ Hush Payment Into a Felony Would Reinforce Trump’s ‘Witch Hunt’ Complaint,” by Jacob Sullum

New Regulations Won’t Stop the Next Bank Collapse,” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

How the Fed Broke Silicon Valley Bank,” by Joakim Book

Everyone Is Learning the Wrong Lessons From the Silicon Valley Bank Collapse,” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Volcker takes control,” a Federal Reserve funds rate graph by Reuters graphics

A Puzzling Bailout and A Perilous Economy,” by Gerard Baker

Researchers Pressured Twitter To Treat COVID-19 Facts as ‘Misinformation’,” by Christian Britschgi

Democrats Deride the Twitter Files Reporters as ‘So-Called Journalists’,” by Robby Soave

The Defiant Individualism of The Last of Us,by Peter Suderman

Send your questions to roundtable@reason.com. Be sure to include your social media handle and the correct pronunciation of your name.

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Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve

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