24 May 2015

Is Twitter a waste of time?

Robert Wright and Ann Althouse debate. Plus: Is David Letterman a nihilist? Play entire video

“Due process has gone out the window”

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

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.   Play entire video

In defense of black “respectability politics”

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?   Play entire video

The “genius” of Scott Walker

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

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.   Play entire video

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.   Play entire video

Congratulations, Congress! You passed a budget

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.   Play entire video

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Dungeons & Dragons as a revolution in storytelling

Daniel Kaufman and Noah Caldwell-Gervais consider how D&D changed gaming. Plus: Storytelling in novels, film, and video games.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

Why Clinton’s media strategy is self-defeating

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss analyze Hillary Clinton’s policy of rarely taking questions from the press.   Play entire video


Fox News doesn’t go easy on GOP contenders

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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.   Play entire video


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?   Play entire video

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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.   Play entire video


Should “tough on crime” be a conservative value?

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

Debating affirmative consent

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Angus Johnston and Robby Soave debate the new standard many colleges are using to adjudicate sexual assault. Plus: Who has veto power on campus?   Play entire video