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In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman consider U.S. foreign policy toward Iran in the wake of a helicopter crash that left Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian dead.

00:51Iranian president dies in helicopter crash

16:46Drug Enforcement Administration’s proposal to reschedule marijuana

34:59Weekly Listener Question

45:54Reason Weekend 2024

56:09This week’s cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

“Iran’s President Dies,” by Liz Wolfe

“World War War III May Already Have Startedin the Shadows,” by J.D. Tuccille

“Sanctions Are for Losers,” by Steve H. Hanke

“The Iranian Coup that Led to 67 Years of Reckless Intervention,” by Nick Gillespie

“Iran’s Theocracy Will Collapse Because of People Like Kimia Alizadeh ,” by Nick Gillespie

“Elica Le Bon: Is War With Iran Coming?” by Zach Weissmueller and Liz Wolfe

“They Said They Didn’t Want War With Iran. Now They’re Cheering on War With Iran.” by Matthew Petti

“What We Saw at the Rally Against the Iran Nuclear Deal,” by Nick Gillespie

“DEA Moves To Reclassify Marijuana as a Schedule III Drug,” by C.J. Ciaramella

“Kat Murti: How To End the Drug War for Good,” by Nick Gillespie

“12 Senators Urge the DEA To Legalize Marijuana, Which Only Congress Can Do,” by Jacob Sullum

“What Rescheduling Marijuana Would and Wouldn’t Do,” by Jacob Sullum

“Biden’s Spin on Marijuana’s Rescheduling Exaggerates Its Practical Impact,” by Jacob Sullum

“Kamala Harris Implausibly Claims Biden’s Marijuana Pardons Number in the ‘Tens of Thousands,'” by Jacob Sullum

“Rescheduling Marijuana Does Not Address Today’s Central Cannabis Issue,” by Jacob Sullum

“Want To Stop School Book Battles? Give Parents Real Choice in Education ,” by Nick Gillespie

“Rick Doblin: ‘People Should Have the Fundamental Human Right To Change Their Consciousness,'” by Nick Gillespie

“Why We’ll Never Run Out of Energy: Q&A with Science Writer Charles Mann,” by Jim Epstein

“Your Flight Is Delayed,” by Robert Poole

“FAA safety review reveals air traffic control dysfunction,” by Robert Poole


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Send your questions [email protected]. Be sure to include your social media handle and the correct pronunciation of your name.

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Audio production byIan Keyser; assistant production by Hunt Beaty.

Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve Producer: Hunt Beaty What are we consuming this week?

Peter Suderman Mickey7 by Edward Ashton

Nick Gillespie The Whole Story: Adventures in Love, Life, and Capitalism by John Mackey

Katherine Mangu-Ward The Sympathizer: A Novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen

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