In this week the Basic round tableEditors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman and Nick Gillespie consider the revelation that President Joe Biden, like former President Donald Trump, also kept a stash of classified documents in his private office and home.
12:23 a.m .: President Biden also had secret material in his house
10:35: House GOP introduces the Curriculum Review of Teachings or CRT, Transparency Act
31:33: Weekly listener question:
I’ve long held what I see as a libertarian position on college admissions and affirmative action: that private colleges should be able to control their own admissions policies, and that those who don’t like those policies can seek admissions elsewhere . I’m a little surprised I can’t find any libertarians making this argument. It seems to me that when the Supreme Court finds affirmative action illegal, as well as other types of arguably discriminatory admission policies such as alumni preferences and attempts to achieve geographic diversity in the student body, then we are in for a tsunami of lawsuits, where every damn college applicant in the country who gets rejected from her best college pick will argue that she was the victim of discrimination. where does it end I am a graduate of Wesleyan University. I’ve always accepted that racial diversity is a laudable goal in building a student body, as is geographic diversity (though I recently read that the desire for geographic diversity is just a scheme to keep Jews out; I didn’t know I was anti-Semitic ). or a division of interests in the arts versus the sciences, or a variety of extracurricular activities. So it touched my heart as it is today New York Times ran a headline, “When Affirmative Action Ends, College Admissions May Be Changed Forever,” with a picture of my dear old alma mater, Wesleyan. What does the panel think? By what logic are the details of private college admissions policies left to the courts? How does the Constitution say that the courts must make these decisions? how did we get here And again, where will this all end?
47:21: This week’s cultural recommendations
Mentioned in this podcast:
“The real divide between the powerful and the rest of us is in classified documents,” by JD Tuccille
“Biden looks carefree, dodgy and hypocritical after revelations about his handling of classified material,” by Jacob Sullum
“Like Trump, Biden had a private stash of classified documents, but it was far less impressive,” by Jacob Sullum
“Redacted Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant Affidavit Sheds FBI Concerns and Trump’s Defense,” by Jacob Sullum
“Corey DeAngelis: How COVID Changed the Face of Education Forever,” by Nick Gillespie
Florida All in for Assault on Academic Freedom by Keith E Whittington
“Chris Rufo’s Battle for ‘Stop Woke'” by Zack Weissmuller and Nick Gillespie
“Time To End Affirmative Action? Live With David Bernstein and Kenny Xu” by Zach Weissmueller and Nick Gillespie
“Want to stop textbook battles? Give parents real choice in education,” by Nick Gillespie
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Audio production by Ian Keyser
Production assistant to Hunt Beaty
Music: “Angeline” by The Brothers Steve