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Mar 1, 2021
Punish Politicians for the Right Reasons
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Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie gather on this week's Reason Roundtable to reflect with fresh fury on the latest bureaucratic bottle-necking and duty dereliction. And they find some bits of good news for you too. Discussed in the show: 0:24: New York is…not well. 23:56: What's the takeaway of comparing Democrat- and Republican-run states in the face of pandemic management? (Look forward to a feature piece diving even deeper into this by Matt Welch.) 31:23: Weekly Listener Question: What does the Roundtable suggest to replace the current vaccine approval process? 46:45: Biden bombed Syria, and we're reminded that behind the "he's not Trump" hype, he's still just a "status-quo institutionalist." 49:13: Media recommendations for the week. This week's links: "The Twilight of the Anti-Trump Idols," by Ross Douthat "New York attorney general seeks to investigate Cuomo sexual harassment claims," by Richard Luscombe "Newsom appears to post TikTok inside restaurant, denies eating there," by Morgan Phillips "What Disney Can Teach Us About Covid-19: Lockdowns Fail" (video) "Thomas Sowell's Maverick Insights on Race, Economics, and Society" (video) "Cocktails with Suderman" "5 Pandemic Mistakes We Keep Repeating," by Zeynep Tufekci Send your questions either by email to or by voicemail to 213-973-3017. Be sure to include your social media handle and the correct pronunciation of your name. Audio production by Ian Keyser. Assistant production by Regan Taylor. Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve.
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