In this week's The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman assess President Joe Biden's tanking poll numbers and parse the continuation of seething protests against the Israel-Hamas war.
1:04: New polls are bad news for Joe Biden.
15:09: Protests surge against Israel-Hamas war.
36:54: Weekly Listener Question
44:11: An executive order attempts to regulate artificial intelligence tech.
49:37: This week's cultural recommendations
Mentioned in this podcast:
"Are We Really Doing a Trump vs. Biden Rematch?" by Steven Greenhut
"Both Biden and Trump Are Bad Candidates," by John Stossel
"Stop Calling Hillary Old," by Nick Gillespie
"Third Party Candidates Shouldn't Get Their Hopes Up," by Andy Craig
"The Real Worry Behind the Unhinged Freakout Over No Labels," by Matt Welch
"Blinken's Mission, Impossible," by Robby Soave
"Yascha Mounk: Avoiding the Identity Trap," by Nick Gillespie with Yascha Mounk
"Far-Left Support for Hamas is not an Aberration," by Ilya Somin
"Blaming Hamas Shouldn't Mean Ignoring the Palestinians' Plight," by Bonnie Kristian
"Don't Blame the Maine Shootings on 'Woefully Weak' Gun Laws," by Jacob Sullum
"Biden Issues 'A.I. Red Tape Wishlist,'" by Ronald Bailey
"Priscilla Is an Elvis Movie That Isn't About Elvis," by Peter Suderman
"Consultant in Chief," by Peter Suderman
"The Appeal of the Underdog," by Joseph A. Vandello, Nadav P. Goldschmied, and David A. R. Richards, in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
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