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Gabon Military Coup, Medicare Drug Prices, Saudi-Israeli Deal

Gabon Military Coup, Medicare Drug Prices, Saudi-Israeli Deal
Hurricane Idalia sets records and knocks out power to many in Florida and Georgia, and Gabon’s military seems to end a decades-old dynasty.
Edward Cornell, professor of law, and professor of public policy Robert Hockett join Misfits hosts Michelle Witte and John Kiriakou to discuss the lawsuits filed by pharmaceutical corporations attempting to block the Biden administration’s plan to negotiate Medicare drug prices, if and when seniors will start to see lower drug pricings, a new Labor Relations Board rule that seeks to combat union-busting tactics, slowing job growth as the Federal Reserve continues to try to control inflation through interest rates, and the Manchin family’s new superPAC.
Human rights activist and author Miko Peled discusses the much-rumored deal to normalize relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel, the state of relations between the Saudi government and Palestine, whether any of these rumored plans could possibly work, who benefits from headlines even if a deal never happens.
Former Washington Post bureau chief and award-winning foreign correspondent Jon Jeter discusses the military removal of Gabon’s president, how the United States and Europe might respond to these developments across West Africa, whether the United States can depend on South Africa to help push Washington's interests on the African continent, the sentences recommended by prosecutors for Proud Boys convicted of seditious conspiracy.
Scientist, professor emeritus of natural resources and ecology Guy McPherson discusses the overuse of American groundwater, what will happen as aquifers dry up, why some sources of groundwater can’t be replenished, and what state or national approaches could halt this crisis.
The Misfits also discuss a deepfake video of Gary Busey, the arrival of robotaxis to new cities, and the merits of hitchhiking.
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