18 April 2015

150 years of Union

Robert Farley and Kevin Levin discuss how Americans are commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War's end. Play entire video

Girding ourselves for Hillary mania

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

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

Among the “electrosensitives”

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

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

The weak primary competitor Hillary wants

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

Golf, like life, is not a game of perfect

Robert Wright speaks with Bob Cullen about the role of the unconscious. Plus: Tiger Woods and the chip yips.   Play entire video

Wedding cakes, free speech, and pluralism

Conor Friedersdorf and Emma Green analyze the religious liberty/gay marriage debate. Plus: Empathy, gay marriage, and grandparents.   Play entire video

Should we change how we treat offensive jokes online?

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Matt Binder, who runs the “Public Shaming” blog, debate. Plus: The roots of angry geeks’ rage.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Are we Charlie Hebdo?

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Robert Wright debates David Frum, who recently critiqued Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau’s condemnation of the satirical magazine.   Play entire video


How Clinton can fend off the Karl Rovian attack

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

Foreign Entanglements

Time to say goodbye to the A-10?

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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


Obama, Iran, and the GOP

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether there will be political consequences for Republicans who oppose a nuclear deal. Plus: Conservatives against big business.   Play entire video

Debating Portugal’s drug decriminalization

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Can it be a model for the US? Mark Kleiman and Johann Hari disagree. Plus: Is psychological pain the main cause of drug addiction?   Play entire video

The Wright Show

America’s de facto alliance with Iran in Iraq

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Robert Wright and Stephen Walt discuss the strange anti-ISIS bedfellows. Plus: The real reason Israel and Saudi Arabia oppose the Iran deal.   Play entire video