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This week, Alan Rozenshtein, Quinta Jurecic, and Scott Anderson celebrated the second anniversary of Rational Security 2.0 by bringing back everyone's favorite game show edition: the Hot Take Takedown! But this year, instead of being contestants, they sat in judgment on the following hot takes from their Lawfare colleagues:
- Molly Reynolds, on whether there will be a government shutdown this month;
- Tyler McBrien, on what should happen with overseas U.S. troop deployments; and
- Benjamin Wittes, on who will be held accountable first, Russian President Vladimir Putin or former President Donald Trump.
Which of these hot takes will be deemed too cold, which too hot, and which just right? Listen in to find out!
Meanwhile, for object lessons, Alan shared one of his new favorite uses for superfluous fruits. Quinta shared just the sort of story you expect to hear out of Burning Man: alleged Jan. 6 co-conspirator and criminal defendant Jeffrey Clark casting judgment on former Deputy Solicitor General (and beanie-wearing Burning Man attendee) Neal Katyal. And Scott urged even non-vegetarian listeners to check out the new, updated edition of Peter Singer's classic work on animal rights, "Animal Liberation Now!"