27 May 2015


The changing cultural meaning of the “thug”

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the glamorization and demonization of an African-American stereotype. Play entire video

The unusual politics of gay adoption

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss explore why gay couples adopting children is more popular than same-sex marriage. Plus: Why Clinton’s media strategy is self-defeating.

Fox News doesn’t go easy on GOP contenders

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Fox’s recent interviews with Bush, Rubio, and Walker. Plus: Maybe Jeb Bush doesn’t really want to be president.

“Due process has gone out the window”

Ashe Schow makes the case against campus sexual assault tribunals. Plus: Should colleges be adjudicating rape cases?

Does doing good make you feel good?

Robert Wright speaks with Peter Singer, author of the new book The Most Good You Can Do. Plus: Bad charity.

The “genius” of Scott Walker

Heather Hurlburt praises how Walker treats the American public’s anxiety. Plus: Grading Rubio’s big foreign policy speech.

Blasphemous cartoons and a question of honor

Conor Friedersdorf and Noah Millman analyze the psychology behind the attack in Garland, TX. Plus: LA vs. NYC on race, class, and memory.

How to be radical without being marginalized

Robert Wright asks Glenn Greenwald about fighting the establishment. Plus: Why Charlie Hebdo didn’t deserve to be honored by PEN.

Should “tough on crime” be a conservative value?

Conor Friedersdorf and Noah Millman discuss how the center-right should treat claims of police abuse.

Science Faction

Why Americans pay for care they don’t need

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John Horgan and George Johnson discuss the healthcare system’s mixed-up incentives. Plus: A new hope for cancer therapy?

The Glenn Show

In defense of black “respectability politics”

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter stand up for an idea that is denigrated by many on the left. Plus: Is the focus on police abuse misguided?


Lessons Republicans must learn from Iraq

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As Jeb Bush stumbles over questions about Iraq, Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss how GOP candidates can do a better job. Plus: If you’re pro-immigration, shouldn’t you also be pro-trade?

Woodruff & Strauss

Waiting for the 2016 oppo hits

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss consider what else might come out about Clinton and her GOP rivals. Plus: Bernie Sanders arrives.


Congratulations, Congress! You passed a budget

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether a new GOP budget is a sign of a more functional Congress. Plus: Wanted: A GOP comeback kid.