This week, Eric Kohn, Dan Hugger, and Dylan Pahman discuss both the shocking assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the political downfall of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. What is Abe’s legacy and the significance of his assassination in Japanese civic and political culture? And will Boris Johnson even leave a legacy beyond negotiating Brexit? Next, Twitter is looking to sue Elon Musk, who has announced he’s backing out of his deal to purchase the social media platform. Can you force someone to buy something? And finally, the guys break down the end of the Supreme Court’s term, particularly the case of West Virginia v. EPA. How much in American political life could be fixed by Congress just doing its job?

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Who Shot Shinzo Abe and Why? Everything We Know So Far | Bloomberg

Shinzo Abe, powerful former Japan PM, leaves divided legacy | Associated Press

Why was U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson forced to resign, and what happens next? | CBS News

Nine Tories Vie for Leadership in Contest for Johnson’s Successor | Bloomberg

Twitter, Elon Musk Set for Unprecedented Legal Battle Over Deal Collapse | Wall Street Journal

Twitter will be no worse with owner Elon Musk, and probably no better | Eric Kohn, Acton Institute

West Virginia v. EPA | US Supreme Court

 


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