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25 April 2014

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Why Obama isn’t visiting China

David Klion and Isaac Stone Fish discuss the pointed omission from the president’s Asian itinerary. Play entire video

The danger of embracing the fringe right

Even before Cliven Bundy’s racist remarks, Kevin Glass and Patrick Brennan were troubled by conservatives rallying behind the insurgent rancher. Plus: Cliven Bundy vs. the federal government.   Play entire video

Are white supremacists trying to recruit veterans?

Kelsey Atheron and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross critique a NYT op-ed on the shootings in Overland Park, KS. Plus: Are more drone strikes the answer?   Play entire video

Chernobyl’s wildlife

What could post-human Earth look like? George Johnson reports on his recent trip to the nuclear disaster site. Plus: Unfalsifiable physics.   Play entire video

Has 2016 speculation gotten out of control?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate. Plus: Always act like you’re on TV.   Play entire video

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The dark art of oppo research

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss discuss how journalists should treat leaks from rival campaigns. Plus: Scott Brown 2016?   Play entire video

A new sultan in Turkey?

Michael Brooks and Steven Cook analyze Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s towering self-conception. Plus: “It’s the economy, stupid!” in Turkish.   Play entire video

Franco-Rwandan tensions

Why did France withdraw from the commemoration of the Rwandan genocide? Jina Moore discusses with Mark Goldberg. Plus: Is Rwanda getting more repressive?   Play entire video

Are dynasties a threat to American democracy?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate the implications of a presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush. Plus: Rise of the Ubertarians.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Can America accept Russia’s sphere of influence?

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Robert Wright and Jim Pinkerton criticize the US response to the crisis in Ukraine.   Play entire video

The Good Fight

Standardized testing nation

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Dana Goldstein and Kevin Carey consider whether high-stakes testing has gone overboard.   Play entire video

Worldwise

Snowden’s Q&A with Putin

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David Klion and Olena Tregub discuss the surreal interaction between the NSA whistleblower and the Russian president. Plus: Is the Geneva agreement a breakthrough for Ukraine?   Play entire video

The Score

The case for legal polygamy

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Michael Brendan Dougherty and Freddie deBoer discuss. Plus: The geeks have won.   Play entire video

Democracy in America

The surprising source of money in politics

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Who’s spending the most money to influence local races? Hint: It’s not the Koch brothers. Greg Marx and Gordon Witkin discuss. Plus: New Jersey’s good government.   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

What “neocon” means now

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Matt Duss and Rob Farley respond to Reihan Salam’s recent piece, “Why I Am Still a Neocon.” Plus: No, Israel doesn’t need old American B-52s.   Play entire video