20 November 2014

Who counts as a “person of color”?

Glenn Loury talks to Daria Roithmayr, author of the book Reproducing Racism. Play entire video

The delicate lame-duck dance

Kevin Glass and Joel Gehrke discuss how Democrats will try to maneuver their last few priorities through Congress before Republicans take over. Plus: What happens after Obama acts alone on immigration?   Play entire video

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In praise of leaving Obamacare

Andrew Sprung and Charles Gaba discuss attrition rates in Affordable Care Act marketplaces. Plus: Reviewing 2.0.   Play entire video

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The day the “War on Women” died

Greg Marx and Corey Hutchins discuss Colorado Senator Mark Udall’s electoral defeat. Plus: The failure of campaign journalism.   Play entire video

Why Keystone is probably getting built

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis explain why, after years of debate, the controversial oil pipeline is on the cusp of approval. Plus: Is climate change the new gay marriage?   Play entire video

Why Marco is better than Jeb

Betsy Woodruff and Jim Newel consider whether establishment conservatives pining for a Jeb Bush presidential run should look to Marco Rubio. Plus: Poor Mitch McConnell!   Play entire video

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Does more climate change mean more conflict?

That seems to be the case, but Neil Bhatiya and Tim Kovach discuss why it’s so hard to know for sure. Plus: Who will take the lead on climate change?   Play entire video

Was this a cynical election?

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss consider. Plus: The polls were wrong, and it mattered.   Play entire video

The Congressional GOP gets more diverse

Matt Lewis details some historic firsts among the Republican victors. Plus: Why couldn’t Scott Brown ride the GOP wave?   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

Why don’t we import Indian doctors?

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Glenn Loury and Dean Baker discuss free trade and immigration.   Play entire video

The Posner Show

The logic of polygamy

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Joanna Brooks explains how the doctrine of polygamy makes sense within Mormonism’s unique Christian theology. Plus: How polygamy continues to affect everyday Mormons.   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

Was Obamacare dishonestly sold to the public?

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Glenn Loury and Harold Pollack debate the question in light of Jonathan Gruber’s controversial comments. Plus: Americans aren’t stupid—they’re just ignorant.   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

Why are there so few lefties who are really into defense policy?

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Robert Farley and Freddie deBoer consider. Plus: Iraq and the never-ending cycle of US intervention.   Play entire video


Explaining Canada’s conservative turn

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Robert Wright and Canadian journalist Jeet Heer analyze Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s political success. Plus: Canada’s age of scandal.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Embracing life’s melancholy transience

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David Roberts, who took a year off from being online, recounts an epiphany he had while playing catch with his son. Plus: The joy of having literally nothing to do.   Play entire video