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2 October 2014

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The Rob Ford saga gets sadder, weirder

David Klion talks to Canadian journalist Jonathan Kay about the latest twists in the story of Toronto's infamous mayor. Play entire video

Is ethnic conflict really the story in Ukraine?

Ukrainian sociologist  Volodymyr Ishchenko on the economics behind the struggle. Plus: Is Putin trapped in Ukraine?   Play entire video

The real problem with Obama’s golf game

Robert Wright and Ann Althouse debate whether the president is misusing his leisure time. Plus: Is Obama exaggerating the ISIS threat?   Play entire video

Ted Cruz’s third way

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze the Texas Republican’s foreign policy ideas. Plus: Jim Webb 2016?   Play entire video

Is the best case scenario in Syria still a recipe for chaos?

Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner critique America’s anti-ISIS strategy. Plus: Obama’s pugnacious UN speech.   Play entire video

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The inmates are running the asylum at Wikipedia

William Beutler and Andrew Lih discuss the problem of power users running a site for an audience of casual users. Plus: Can Wikipedia beat the teenage curse?   Play entire video

Scotland the morning after

Alex Massie reports on the bitter aftermath of the Scottish independence vote. Plus: Will secession fever subside?   Play entire video

The case against the Apple Watch

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss don’t think the smartwatch is the next big thing. Plus: Revenge of the moderate Republicans in Kansas.   Play entire video

Why can’t the cops be more chill?

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 United Nations vs. Ebola

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Mark Leon Goldberg and Richard Gowan discuss the UN’s unprecedented fight against the disease.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

The devil weed

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Daniel Strauss and Kate Nocera discuss Rep. John Fleming’s anti-marijuana speech at the Value Voters Summit. Plus: The Secret Service drops the ball.   Play entire video

Rational Actors

Sizing up Nate Silver, et al

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Kevin Glass and Andrew Prokop discuss why the various polling aggregators have differing electoral predictions. Plus: Polling’s new law of averages.   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

The myth of the brutish infantryman

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Rob Farley and Ed Carpenter rebut a “deeply offensive” argument against women serving in the US infantry. Plus: What the Army can learn from Burning Man.   Play entire video

The DMZ

The Senate kingmaker?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the potential power wielded by independent Kansas candidate Greg Orman. Plus: Where did CNN’s Crossfire reboot go wrong?   Play entire video

Two different one-state solutions

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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