20 September 2014

Where did CNN’s Crossfire reboot go wrong?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze the show's failings. Play entire video
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Two different one-state solutions

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

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

Flukiness is next to Godliness

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 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

The evolution of lying

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

Do we need ICBMs for deterrence in Europe?

Robert Farley and Al Mauroni debate whether the U.S. can afford to shed some of its nuclear arsenal, and what message it would send to other countries. Plus:  Nuclear calculus in Ukraine.   Play entire video

Skin in the game

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the 2016 Republican contenders, and Matt outlines the most important trait for winning: getting back up after being knocked down. Plus: The optics of foreign policy.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

Revenge of the moderate Republicans in Kansas

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss analyze the highly unusual Kansas Senate race.   Play entire video


Why can’t the cops be more chill?

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


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

Rational Actors

When journalists take sides

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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

The Glenn Show

The case against MOOCs

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William Deresiewicz, author of Excellent Sheep, on the downside of massive open online courses. Plus: What’s wrong with elite universities.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

A shocking upset in Illinois?

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On the premiere of Woodruff & Strauss, Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss analyze the Illinois governor’s race. Plus: Sexual harassment on Capitol Hill.   Play entire video