3 May 2015

What causes a riot?

Daniel Strauss speaks with Daniel Knowles, who has been reporting from Baltimore. Play entire video

Should cops be taking more risks?

Glenn Loury and Harold Pollack consider the safety of police officers and suspects. Plus: Is Cornel West wasting his gifts?   Play entire video

You broke the law today

Kevin Glass and Vikrant Reddy discuss America’s overcriminalization problem. Plus: Is criminal justice reform a conservative value?   Play entire video

Candidates are brands first, people second

Betsy Woodruff and Jeff Blehar discuss the logos and brand identities of the presidential contenders. Plus: Hillary bums us out.   Play entire video

The case for rapprochement with Iran

Robert Wright and Jacob Heilbrunn consider possibilities beyond the nuclear deal. Plus: Who’s the neoconiest of them all?   Play entire video

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Raise the minimum wage, unleash the robots?

Mark Schmitt and Katherine Mangu-Ward debate the effects of a higher minimum wage. Plus: The Koch primary.   Play entire video

African Americans, European Muslims, and interethnic harmony

In the context of the Charlie Hebdo attack, Robert Wright and David Frum debate language taboos. Plus: Are we Charlie Hebdo?   Play entire video

Girding ourselves for Hillary mania

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss mentally prepare for the next 16 months of press obsession over the Clinton candidacy. Plus: Ted Cruz’s sugar daddy, revealed!   Play entire video

Will the mire of the Senate drag Rubio down?

Matt Lewis is worried that being a senator will hurt Marco Rubio’s presidential chances. Plus: Hillary vs. Marco.     Play entire video

The Wright Show

The four forces destroying old-school blogging

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Mickey Kaus, who recently quit The Daily Caller and took kausfiles independent, explains. Plus: Immigration and the Baltimore riots.   Play entire video


Rand Paul’s case for leaving Saddam in power

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Matt Lewis explains why he has sympathy for Paul’s position. Plus: Will the Baltimore riots spark a law-and-order backlash?   Play entire video


Huckabee’s populist threat

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Matt Lewis and Will Rahn consider the untapped anti-establishment sentiment in America. Plus: Can the GOP become the party of cool?   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

Is Confederate nostalgia dying out?

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Robert Farley and Kevin Levin discuss the South’s changing attitudes toward Lincoln and the Civil War. Plus: 150 years of Union.   Play entire video


How Clinton can fend off the Karl Rovian attack

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Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner consider. Plus: Why the Iran bill is an “unambiguous win” for Obama   Play entire video

Science Faction

Among the “electrosensitives”

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George Johnson describes the bizarre legal case of a Santa Fe man claiming that his neighbor’s cell phone is injuring his health. Plus: The End of Science, two decades later.   Play entire video