Everybody Is Losing Their Damn Fool Minds
The next two months are going to be dark, people. Good luck finding a corner of American life that won’t be co-opted into the great national binary of Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden, a struggle (we’ll be told) where civilization itself hangs in the balance. People you once found sane will show up in your driveway, eyes bulging like Marty Feldman’s, ranting about the dark forces on the verge of unleashing a thousand-year reign of terror. It’s guns and guillotines all the way down.
Or maybe not? Today’s Reason Roundtable podcast, featuring Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman, Matt Welch, and Katherine Mangu-Ward, ping-pongs between pessimism and psychotic breaks, as the gang discusses Portland, Kenosha, Minneapolis, Trump, Biden, the RNC, the DNC, federalism, media, coronavirus, basketball, and modern love, more or less in that order.
Audio production by Ian Keyser and Regan Taylor.
Music: “Night Driver” by The Whole Other.
Relevant links from the show:
“How Portland’s Protests Drifted into ‘Dangerous Territory,’” by Nick Gillespie
“When You Say Yes to Hate: Dispatch From Portland,” by Nancy Rommelmann
“Trump Authorizes Deployment of 2,000 National Guard Troops to Kenosha,” by Christian Britschgi
“Kenosha Doesn’t Have To Be a Vision of America’s Future,” by J.D. Tuccille
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