Joe Biden’s Problem Isn’t Bad Messaging. It’s Bad Policy.

This Monday, Peter Suderman hosts Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and particular visitor Purpose Senior Editor Elizabeth Nolan Brown! The Purpose Roundtable discusses Joe Biden’s first yr as president and Nationwide College Selection Week.

Mentioned within the present:

1:56: One yr of Joe Biden’s presidency.

16:47: Congress’ antitrust push.

34:34: Weekly Listener Query: So in an ideal world the place the standard and security of most faculties accessible to a particular mother or father had been commensurate, what standards would they default to when selecting one? Specialty courses and alternatives will surely be one in every of them however would many not need for his or her kids to be in an atmosphere the place individuals shared the identical values or with different kids “like them”? Whether or not this be based mostly on race, class, political affiliation, or another trait, in our hyper-polarized atmosphere, may you think about a world the place dad and mom and college students self-segregate? Whereas I firmly imagine within the deserves of particular person selection, I additionally wish to see a world the place kids of all backgrounds work together and be taught from one another’s experiences. Range of sophistication, race, and thought are important for this to happen and to cease this worrying development of polarization. Whereas they’ve confirmed inordinately unhealthy at offering equal alternatives to all college students, public colleges do in lots of circumstances drive college students of various backgrounds into the identical constructing, which has its advantages. Am I being misanthropic right here? Is there cause to imagine that altering the system would additionally change the choice-making dynamic amongst dad and mom for the higher?

46:05: Joe Biden is considering shifting warships to Jap Europe.

50:55: Media suggestions for the week. (And click on right here for the entire Roundtable‘s media suggestions, ever.)

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Audio manufacturing by Ian Keyser
Assistant manufacturing by Regan Taylor
Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve