In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman commend the victories for pot legalization and abortion from last week’s elections.

02:56: Election week takeaways

18:41: Sen. Joe Manchin (D–W. Va.) announces he’s retiring.

33:33: Weekly Listener Question

38:40: Lightning round on last week’s GOP debate

45:20: This week’s cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

“Abortion’s Big Night,” by Liz Wolfe

“Ohio Becomes the 24th State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana,” by Jacob Sullum

“Is Wichita Mayor-Elect Lily Wu a Libertarian?” by Eric Boehm

“Republicans Blow Another Opportunity at the Ballot Box,” by J.D. Tuccille

“Exit poll: Most Ohio voters still largely favor legal abortion,” by Ariel Edwards-Levy

“In Defense of Roe,” by Nick Gillespie

“The U.S. Needs a Fiscal Commission Because Congress Won’t Do Its Job,” by Veronique de Rugy

“Joe Manchin Isn’t the Fiscal Conservative We Need, but He’s the Best We’ve Got,” by Veronique de Rugy

“3 Reasons Mitt Romney and Republicans Lost Big in Election 2012,” by Nick Gillespie and Meredith Bragg

“Mitt Romney, Like So Many NeverTrumpers, Was Hobbled by His Own Grubby Political Ambitions,” by Matt Welch

“Third Party Candidates Shouldn’t Get Their Hopes Up,” by Andy Craig

“The Real Worry Behind the Unhinged Freakout Over No Labels,” by Matt Welch

“Joe Manchin Is Once Again Telling Republicans and Democrats What They Don’t Want To Hear,” by Eric Boehm

“Exit Poll: Most Voters Think Trump, Biden Should Not Run in 2024,” by Eric Boehm

“Are We Really Doing a Trump vs. Biden Rematch?” by Steven Greenhut

“Are Republicans Finally Getting Serious About Social Security?” by Eric Boehm

“The Libertarian Party’s Internal Strife Is as Old as the Party Itself,” by Brian Doherty

“What is the Ideal Strategy for the Libertarian Party?” by Nicholas Sarwark, Dave Smith, and Gene Epstein

“‘A Tyranny of the Minority’: Why This College Dropout Wants To Cancel Cancel Culture,” by John Stossel

The Canceling of the American Mind, by FIRE’s Greg Lukianoff and Rikki Schlott,” by Eugene Volokh

“Why Are College Kids Terrified?” by Nick Gillespie

“Jeff Flake Is a Casualty of Collectivist Conflict,” by Matt Welch

Reason‘s interview with Vivek Ramaswamy, by Nick Gillespie and Zach Weissmueller

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