The Reason Roundtable

Is Clarence Thomas Ethically Challenged?

Plus: What the editors hate most about the IRS and tax day



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

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Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve