Biden Administration

What Have We Done?

On the largest spending bill in U.S. history and the one year anniversary of life under coronavirus.


In today's Reason Roundtable, Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie discuss the last year of pandemic life and what the next year may look like. They also break down the unprecedentedly large spending bill that just passed through the Senate.

Discussed in the show:

0:52: The Senate passed the largest spending bill in U.S. history.

20:39: Dr. Seuss is distracting the GOP from any intelligent debate about the largest spending bill in U.S. history.

33:49: Reflection on the one-year anniversary of coronavirus.

45:13: Weekly Listener Question: Is it more important to be principled or effective? What is the point of maintaining your "principles" if you lose literally every political battle?

49:14: Media recommendations for the week.

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Audio production by Ian Keyser.
Assistant production by Regan Taylor.
Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve.