A reality check on the coronavirus, Congress and Elon Musk’s taxes

It’s a Reason Round Table remix this monday! With Matt Welch out, Peter Suderman replaces and directs Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie and Associate Editor Billy Binion through the latest coronavirus news, congressional dramas, billionaires, pop culture, and more. You don’t want to miss this.

1:45 am: The publisher’s vacation plans in the face of the latest COVID panic.

7:31 p.m .: Congress update: Biden Build Back Better blocking and Manchin’s objections.

41:05: Question from the weekly listener: I have a theory (some might call it a conspiracy theory) that Elon Musk is preparing to run for president in the 2024 election cycle. someone on the Round table consider voting for Elon if he ran for president, as a Republican, in 2024? Could his candidacy strangle Justin Amash’s chances of succeeding as a potential candidate for the Libertarian Party?

54.55am: media recommendations for the week. (And click here for all Round tablemedia recommendations from, never.)

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Send your questions to [email protected] Make sure you include your social media ID and the correct pronunciation of your name.

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Audio production by Ian Keyser
Production assistant by Regan Taylor
Music: “Angeline”, by the Steve brothers

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