A Reality Check on Coronavirus, Congress, and Elon Musk's Taxes

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It's a Reason Roundtable remix this Monday! With Matt Welch out, Peter Suderman fills in and leads Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Associate Editor Billy Binion through the latest news on the coronavirus, congressional drama, billionaires, pop culture, and more. You don't want to miss this.

1:45: Editor holiday plans in the face of the latest COVID panic.

19:31: Congressional update: Biden's Build Back Better stalling and Manchin's objections.

41:05: Weekly Listener Question: I have a theory (some might call it a conspiracy theory) that Elon Musk is gearing up to run for President in the 2024 election cycle. Would anyone on the Roundtable consider voting for Elon if he were to run for President, as a Republican, in 2024? Could his running for office potentially strangle Justin Amash's chances of being successful as the prospective Libertarian Party nominee?

54:55: Media recommendations for the week. (And click here for all of the Roundtable's media recommendations, ever.)

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

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