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23 September 2014

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Polling’s new law of averages

Kevin Glass and Andrew Prokop discuss how political forecasts are increasingly dependent on poll aggregators, rather than individual pollsters like Rasmussen. Play entire video

Scotland the morning after

Alex Massie reports on the bitter aftermath of the Scottish independence vote. Plus: Will secession fever subside?   Play entire video

The Senate kingmaker?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the potential power wielded by independent Kansas candidate Greg Orman. Plus: Where did CNN’s Crossfire reboot go wrong?   Play entire video

The case against the Apple Watch

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss don’t think the smartwatch is the next big thing. Plus: Revenge of the moderate Republicans in Kansas.   Play entire video

Why can’t the cops be more chill?

Conor Friedersdorf and Jamelle Bouie wonder why police officers often fail to deescalate dangerous situations. Plus: Fighting ISIS vs. fighting Ebola.   Play entire video

Threats to Hong Kong’s economic freedom

Robert Wright speaks with Edward C.K. Chin, a Hong Kong banker turned democracy activist, about Beijing’s heavy hand. Plus: Democracy demotion in Hong Kong.   Play entire video

The GOP Senate’s first move

Betsy Woodruff and Sahil Kapur predict what will happen if Republicans win the Senate. Plus: A Republican wave?   Play entire video

As Scotland goes, so goes Quebec?

On the eve of the Scottish independence referendum, Robert Wright and Alex Massie talk about a “yes” vote’s potential domino effect on secessionist movements around the world. Plus: Will Great Britain break up?   Play entire video

When journalists take sides

Kevin Glass and Steve Gutowski debate whether gaming journalists and politics journalists have something in common: an inability to see their own biases. Plus: GamerGate and the feminist critique of video-game culture.   Play entire video

Can Wikipedia beat the teenage curse?

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William Beutler and Andrew Lih consider whether, like other online communities, Wikipedia will fall apart after about fifteen years.   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

The myth of the brutish infantryman

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Rob Farley and Ed Carpenter rebut a “deeply offensive” argument against women serving in the US infantry. Plus: What the Army can learn from Burning Man.   Play entire video

Two different one-state solutions

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Lisa Goldman speaks with Dov Waxman and Dahlia Scheindlin about possible ends to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Plus: Could Israel/Palestine be like the European Union?   Play entire video

Science Faction

Flukiness is next to Godliness

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John Horgan and George Johnson lament being likened to creationists for embracing the improbability of life’s existence. Plus: Programmed for war?   Play entire video

The DMZ

The GOP targets the center

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis wonder if a Republican-controlled Senate would be influenced by the more moderate positions some GOP candidates are taking on issues like birth control and the minimum wage. Plus: Has Obama stuck to his guns?   Play entire video

The Mind Report

The evolution of lying

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Humans aren’t the only liars in the animal kingdom. Tom Flower describes the treachery of the fork-tailed drongo.   Play entire video