Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie gather to discuss an unwarranted vape scare and the consequences of repealing the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). Hear their takes on this Monday’s Reason Roundtable.
Discussed in the show:
1:54: What to know about the AUMF repeal.
21:14: Vaping isn’t related to higher coronavirus infection rates—but Reason readers knew that.
31:36: Weekly Listener Question: Is it possible to be in favor of the public accommodations law and be in favor of the recent Supreme Court rulings that sided with private organizations?
42:51: New York’s mayoral election.
48:21: Media recommendations for the week.
This weeks links:
- “Cops Tased and Beat Teens While Enforcing a Local Vaping Ban,” by Billy Binion
- “Repealing the 2002 AUMF Won’t Be Enough To End Forever Wars,” by Fiona Harrigan
- “Study Finds Vapers Not More Likely To Get COVID-19,” by Guy Bentley
- “Don’t Be Surprised When Stupid Laws Are Maintained With Force,” by Billy Binion
- “The 9/14 Presidency,” by Eli Lake
- “White House Unveils Strategy to Combat Domestic Extremism,” by Zolan Kanno-Youngs
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Audio production by Ian Keyser.
Assistant production by Regan Taylor.
Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve.