3 March 2015

Why it’s so hard to prosecute cops

Robert Wright speaks with David Yellen, who is investigating cases stemming from a police torture scandal in Chicago. Play entire video

Planning for a post-ISIS Iraq

Robert Farley and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross analyze Iraq’s long-standing divisions. Plus: The theology of ISIS.   Play entire video

What liberal activists are learning from the Tea Party

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss discuss. Plus: Has Walker replaced Cruz as the conservative base’s candidate?   Play entire video

The GOP’s competence problem

Bill Scher and William Beutler discuss the battle over funding the Department of Homeland Security. Plus: Scott Walker: Early and awkward.   Play entire video

Will Bill O’Reilly win no matter what?

Robert Wright speaks with David Corn, who broke the story about O’Reilly’s “Brian Williams problem.” Plus: Is the MSM going weirdly easy on O’Reilly?   Play entire video

The “Is Obama a Christian?” question

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Michael Brendan Dougherty discuss Obama’s faith in light of the uproar over his comments about the Crusades. Plus: Why did Obama’s Crusades comments cause an uproar?   Play entire video

Why is American Sniper more “pro-family” than Boyhood?

Betsy Woodruff and Andrew Lapin discuss how the media slotted the films into the culture war. Plus: Oscar politics.   Play entire video

Jeb insists he’s his “own man”

Daniel Strauss and Rebecca Berg discuss Jeb Bush’s speech on foreign policy—and his unusual speaking style. Plus: Is Cruz getting ready to run?   Play entire video

Why Republicans should fear a DHS shutdown

Matt Lewis argues that forcing a Homeland Security shutdown is a high-risk, low-reward gambit. Plus: Is Jeb the GOP’s only hope?   Play entire video

Culturally Determined

The case for finishing every book you start

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade talks to Juliet Lapidos, who never gives up on a novel halfway through.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

The dark side of American Progressivism

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Robert Wright speaks with Gary Krist, author of the new book Empire of Sin, about reformers gone wrong in Progressive-Era New Orleans.   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

Economic optimism

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Glenn Loury and Brink Lindsey discuss the future of innovation. Plus: Are we running out of innovation?   Play entire video

Does Francis mark a new era for the Church?

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Matthew Schmitz and Father James Martin consider. Plus: The soundbite papacy.   Play entire video

Culturally Determined

The trouble with mocking Obama

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Oliver Morrison explore why there are fewer jokes about Obama than about Bush or Clinton. Plus: Why is there no conservative Jon Stewart?   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Alternative scenarios for Hae Lee’s murder

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Robert Wright speaks with Serial guru Susan Simpson. Plus: Did Adnan do it?   Play entire video