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Amid the Hubbub in Saudi, Something Potentially Transformative


So it’s been a busy few weeks in Saudi Arabia. Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s consolidation of power has taken the traditional Middle Eastern form of arresting dissidents and rivals after checking in with the boss.

The dissidents presumably went to jail. The rivals are so far still alive, and being detained in a better class of accommodation at Riyadh’s Ritz Carlton. Since their arrest was accompanied by a confiscation of assets valued at $33 billion (or even up to $1 trillion), one could argue that they’ve paid for it fair and square.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for May 24, 2017 it’s the “Evil Losers” edition of the podcast, brought to you by SimpliSafe.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud Congress for overturning an Obama veto by huge margins and allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia.  They also sigh as Fox News is forced to tell their hosts that online polls about who won Monday’s debate are not the same as a scientific poll.  And they wonder what Gary Johnson is smoking as he fails to name a single leader he respects.  Actually, we’re pretty sure we know what he’s smoking.