On this week’s edition of the Reason Roundtable, Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie reflect on where they were on 9/11, the subsequent policy shifts we still see today, and the new Texas abortion law.
Discussed in the show:
1:08: How 9/11 influenced our lives.
29:50: Weekly Listener Question: Reason frequently makes the case that, “if Republicans do x, what’s to stop Democrats from doing x against Republicans?” However, is that a good argument when Democrats are already doing what Reason claims Republicans should be worried about?
37:50: What the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees’ entitlement report tells us.
47:11: Media recommendations for the week.
This weeks links:
- “Conservatives Should Worry About the Texas Abortion Law Too,” by Damon Root
- “Rep. Peter Meijer Is ‘Furious’ at the White House’s Afghanistan ‘Lies’,” by Matt Welch
- “Social Security Will Be Insolvent in 12 Years,” by Eric Boehm
- “Key Medicare Fund Will Be Insolvent in Just Five Years,” by Peter Suderman
- Plus, subscribe to Reason to get get an early read of Brian Doherty’s October issue cover story on the Patriot Act.
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Audio production by Ian Keyser
Assistant production by Regan Taylor
Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve