27 March 2015

Should college be a “safe space”?

Robert Wright and Judith Shulevitz, author of the New York Times essay "In college and hiding from scary ideas," debate a campus trend. Play entire video

Why you’ll never be able to “upload” your consciousness

John Horgan and the anonymous science writer Neuroskeptic discuss. Plus: How to reform scientific research.   Play entire video

Defining lumbersexuality

Scott Shaffer explains the Minnesota origins of a new male fashion trend. Plus: Where is Minnesota? North!   Play entire video

Israel’s swing voters

Kevin Glass and John Tabin talk about why it’s common for Israeli voters to remain undecided until election day. Plus: Is Netanyahu the leader Republicans wish they had?   Play entire video

Political implications of Meerkat

Daniel Strauss and Matt Fuller discuss the new video livestreaming app. Plus: Never tweet?   Play entire video

The NFL’s health crisis

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the retirement of 24-year old Chris Borland. Plus: Aaron Schock’s Downfall Abbey.   Play entire video

Yes, Iran has a right to enrich uranium

Robert Wright and international law expert Tyler Cullis explain. Plus: Why Obama can cut an Iran deal without Congress.   Play entire video

How Wisconsin went right-to-work

Betsy Woodruff and Jessie Opoien discuss how the state, which was once a labor stronghold, passed a major law weakening unions. Plus: Does Scott Walker have national viability?   Play entire video

Did Netanyahu’s speech backfire?

Robert Farley and Matt Duss consider. Plus: Will the GOP Iran letter help Obama?   Play entire video


A kinder, gentler Ted Cruz?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether Cruz will tone down his rhetoric.   Play entire video

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Don’t send ground troops to fight ISIS

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Robert Wright and Graeme Wood, author of “What ISIS Really Wants,” discuss military strategy against the group. Plus: Is ISIS “very Islamic“?   Play entire video

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Moving from “land for peace” to “rights for peace”

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Yousef Munayyer argues that Palestinians should embrace a new strategy. Plus: Why Netanyahu’s win is good for Palestine.   Play entire video

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Will the US stop protecting Israel at the UN?

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Robert Wright and Lisa Goldman consider. Plus: How Netanyahu’s victory could be good for the left.   Play entire video

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The end of college?

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Kevin Carey discusses the vision of higher education laid out in his new book. Plus: The college doomsday machine.   Play entire video

Politicians: They’re just not like us!

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Mark Schmitt and Katherine Mangu-Ward consider what the Clinton email story reveals about the lives of American politicians. Plus: Racist frat boys and the First Amendment.   Play entire video