Campaigns Can’t Get Worse, Can They?

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In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman conjure up a few changes they’d wish to see in the vain hope of improving U.S. presidential campaigns and consider the Biden administration’s threat to cut off arms shipments to Israel.

00:35—Desirable presidential campaign reforms

23:00—Weekly listener question

33:20—FreedomWorks is disbanding

49:34—This week’s cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

6 States” by Liz Wolfe

Social Security and Medicare Are Going Insolvent. Neither Biden nor Trump Has a Plan for It.” by Eric Boehm

The New York Case Against Trump Relies on a ‘Twisty’ Legal Theory That Reeks of Desperation” by Jacob Sullum

Biden-Backed DISCLOSE Act Would Dox Donors to Groups That Run Political Ads” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Patrick Ruffini: Why Blacks and Hispanics Are Turning Toward Trump” by Nick Gillespie

Last Night’s Debate Was a Disaster. That’s Exactly Why There Should Be More of Them.” by Eric Boehm

The AWOL Electorate” by Nick Gillespie

Trump Leads in 5 Key States, as Young and Nonwhite Voters Express Discontent With Biden” by Nate Cohn

Is America’s Blank Check for Israel Ending?” by Matthew Petti

Biden, the Arms Supplier” by Liz Wolfe

Chaos in Rafah” by Liz Wolfe

Tea Party Nihilism vs. Occupy Wall Street Participatory Democracy” by Nick Gillespie

Tea Party Confidential: Live From the September 12 [2009] Taxpayer March on Washington” by Nick Gillespie, Matt Welch, Michael C. Moynihan, Dan Hayes, and Meredith Bragg

Peter Schiff Speaks for the 1 Percent at Occupy Wall Street” by Anthony Fisher

Marco Rubio Used To Know How Tariffs Work. What Happened?” by Eric Boehm

How GOP Fiscal Sanity Died, in 7 Easy Steps” by Matt Welch

Legendary Punk Producer Steve Albini Says the Internet Solved the Problem With Music” by Peter Suderman

Send your questions to [email protected]. Be sure to include your social media handle and the correct pronunciation of your name.

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Audio production by Ian Keyser

Assistant production by Hunt Beaty

Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve

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