In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman sprint through a buffet of topics including government shutdowns, Mexican fentanyl, the second GOP presidential debate, and the death of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D–Calif.).
1:04: The government didn’t shut down.
10:03: Fentanyl and the border with Mexico
25:05: Reactions to the second GOP debate
38:18: Weekly Listener Question
42:52: Death of Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Mentioned in this podcast:
“Congressional Clown Show,” by Liz Wolfe
“The Government Won’t Shut Down,” by Eric Boehm
“The GOP Can Always Get Worse—And It Will (Midterm Election Copout Edition),” by Nick Gillespie
“Josh Barro: A Republican Presidential Debate Detached From Reality,” by Zach Weissmueller and Liz Wolfe
“Despite Debunking, Rainbow Fentanyl Myths Continue,” by Emma Camp
“The Truth About Ron DeSantis’ Fentanyl Horror Story,” by Joe Lancaster
“Ban Teenagers From Social Media, Vivek Ramaswamy Says, Because Fentanyl,” by Jacob Sullum
Ronald Reagan vs. 2024 Republicans on immigration, by Bess Byers
“The 5 Best Arguments Against Immigration—and Why They’re WRONG” by Nick Gillespie and Todd Krainin
“Vivek Ramaswamy Is Wrong About the National Debt,” by Nick Gillespie
“Vivek Ramaswamy: Why He’s Running for President—and Against ‘Woke Capitalism,'” by Zach Weissmueller and Nick Gillespie
“Vivek Ramaswamy Proposes a (Probably) Illegal Plan To End Birthright Citizenship,” by Fiona Harrigan
“The Noid,” Domino’s pizza 1986 ad
Send your questions to [email protected]. Be sure to include your social media handle and the correct pronunciation of your name.
Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve