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Last weekend, Mohamad Bin Salman, the Saudi Crown Prince and the architect of the devastating war in Yemen, ordered the arrests of some of the country’s top political and business elites. On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the ongoing crackdowns in Saudi Arabia.

This week, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates were indicted on a long list of crimes, including money laundering. Earlier this month, Donald Trump’s foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI. On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the investigation into Russian meddling in the election.

A conversation with T. R. Reid about his new book, A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System. He says the US tax code is overstuffed with loopholes, which do not work for anyone—except tax lawyers, accountants, the wealthy, and corporations.

On April 8th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the ‘Panama Papers, the largest journalistic leak in history.