27 April 2015

Is Cornel West wasting his gifts?

Glenn Loury and Harold Pollack discuss Michael Eric Dyson's controversial critique of West in The New Republic. 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

Huckabee’s populist threat

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

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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

Is Confederate nostalgia dying out?

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

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

How to be a successful con man

Allen Kurzweil, author of Whipping Boy, discusses the psychology behind the international fraud that sent his childhood bully to prison. Plus: Boarding school bullies and cyberbullies.   Play entire video

Time to say goodbye to the A-10?

Robert Farley and Air Force historian Brian Laslie analyze the controversy over whether the military should phase out one of its most iconic aircraft. Plus: The “American style of warfare.”   Play entire video

Rational Actors

Is criminal justice reform a conservative value?

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Kevin Glass and Vikrant Reddy discuss a growing movement among state-level Republicans against over-imprisonment.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

Candidates are brands first, people second

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

The Wright Show

African Americans, European Muslims, and interethnic harmony

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

Woodruff & Strauss

Girding ourselves for Hillary mania

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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

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

Woodruff & Strauss

The weak primary competitor Hillary wants

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Jim Newell and Rebecca Berg discuss Martin O’Malley. Plus: The weird ritual of presidential announcements.   Play entire video