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Elon Musk & Twitter, Biden Nixing ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy, Kamala’s Voter ID Nonsense
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Join Greg and Rob Long as they’re glad to see Elon Musk becoming the largest shareholder of Twitter and they analyze how it will shake up the social media landscape. They also cover the Biden Administration’s decision to rescind the “Remain in Mexico” policy which would more than double the number of illegal immigrants entering America each month. And Vice President Kamala Harris struggles with boilerplate Democrat talking points in an interview with BET, adding to the lengthy list of verbal mishaps that have plagued her term.
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A Plan to Re-Open, More Promising Treatments, Oprah’s Iffy Doctors
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Join Jim and Greg for an upbeat Friday edition! Today, after assessing Joe Biden’s latest live television mess, they welcome the three-phase plan to bring the U.S. economy back to life. They also marvel at the medicinal and practical ways our hospitals are treating COVID-19. And they break down the curious arguments of Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz, both of whom became household names courtesy of Oprah.
Unemployment Skyrockets, U.S Indicts Maduro, COVID-19 Terrorism Threat
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Jim and Greg shudder as 3.28 million Americans lost their jobs last week. They also recoil at an alleged plot to bomb a hospital full of COVID-19 patients. But they cheer the U.S. lowering the boom on Venezuelan dictator Nicholas Maduro.
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How to Protect Our Prescription Drug Supply Chain
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There’s no crisis of prescription drug availability right now as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, but as supply chains suffer some disruptions and China threatens to withhold medications produced there by U.S. pharmaceuticals, how can we make sure there’s never a problem?
Former FDA Associate Commissioner Peter Pitts says there is a way to induce much more domestic production of prescription drugs. In this interview with Greg Corombos, Pitts explains what the federal government would need to do to give drug makers the incentive to move production back home and the major infrastructure investment pharmaceuticals would need to make.
But Pitts also points out that domestic production is more expensive, so how does the tension between price and availability of drugs play out?
Pitts walks us through these key issues and explains the role of the FDA during the current crisis and what it ought to be doing once it is over.
Greatness of the Free Market, China’s Ugly Threat, Pelosi’s Partisan Ploy
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As Jim says, this week has been a very long year. But it is Friday, and while so much is closed, the Three Martini Lunch is open! Join Jim and Greg as they praise the innovation in the private sector (and at universities) to produce new coronavirus tests that are accurate, can be produced in mass quantities, and can deliver results much more quickly. They also love the entrepreneurial instinct in a British teenager who sold his classmates squirts of hand sanitizer. They also unload on communist China for brazen lies like the U.S. military launched the coronavirus in China and for threatening to cut off supplies of much needed medications to the U.S. at our time of need. And they hammer House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for trying to cram a billion dollars for taxpayer-funded abortions into the coronavirus relief legislation.
Mayor Pete Faces the Heat, China Charged with Equifax Hack, Biden’s Nonstop Blunders
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Prepare for another busy political week by starting with Monday’s Three Martini Lunch. Join Jim and Greg as they enjoy watching Pete Buttigieg flail for an answer after ABC’s Linsey Davis calls him out for black people being four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites while Buttigieg was mayor of South Bend. They also hammer the Chinese government after the Justice Department indicts four Chinese military figures for the 2017 Equifax hack that compromised the information of more than 145 million people. And they react to more bizarre statements from Joe Biden over this past weekend and wonder whether his campaign is just stumbling right now or whether it’s on the brink of imploding.
Tories Crush Corbyn, Tentative Trade Optimism, Biden’s Big Problem
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It’s finally Friday! Yes, we are fully aware of the impeachment votes in the House Judiciary Committee but Jim sums up his analysis in roughly two seconds as we begin today’s podcast. After that Jim and Greg celebrate the big win for the Conservative Party in the UK and are thrilled to report the political demise of Jeremy Corbyn. They are also hoping that the substance matches the excitement as Congress prepares to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement to replace NAFTA and President Trump announces agreement on “phase one” of trade negotiations with China. And Jim details why Joe Biden’s campaign could face serious turbulence after reports that Hunter Biden had a 1988 drug arrest expunged at the same time Sen. Biden was advocating for very tough drug crime sentencing.
Cost of Prescription Drugs: Price vs. Progress
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Democrats in Congress are pushing legislation to force pharmaceuticals to lower the cost of prescription drugs. The goal is to ensure that all Americans can afford the medicines they need to preserve their health.
Pharmaceutical companies are pushing back, stressing that researching and developing successful new medicines costs billions of dollars, and the unsuccessful efforts cost a lot of money too. They say prescription drug prices cannot be artificially lowered or else efforts to bring new and better treatments to market will be derailed.
How exactly would the legislation from Democrats work? Why are prescription drug prices so much lower in other countries than they are in the U.S.? What can be done to help patients afford the drugs they need right now without stalling progress on future treatments?
We tackle all of these questions and more with Chris Jacobs, CEO of the Juniper Research Group and author of “The Case Against Single-Payer.”
Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Accused of Framing Innocent People
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A former Jackson County, Florida, sheriff’s deputy is facing 52 felony charges in connection with allegedly planting drugs on motorists he pulled over.
According to the charges and released body cam footage, Zach Wester allegedly framed a minimum of 10 people, some of whom were involved in court-ordered recovery programs. One victim even lost custody of his daughter because of Wester’s corrupt actions.
How did Wester plant drugs in people’s cars? How was he caught? How did authorities respond to the allegations? What constitutional protections did most of the victims forget to invoke?
Reason.com reporter C.J. Ciaramella chronicled this horrible case on Wednesday. He joins Greg Corombos for a closer look at the details and whether there is evidence of this becoming a bigger problem in the U.S.