25 April 2015

Hillary bums us out

Betsy Woodruff and Jeff Blehar discuss how Clinton inspires pessimism on both sides of the aisle. 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

African Americans, European Muslims, and interethnic harmony

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

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

Obama, Iran, and the GOP

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

The Wright Show

Who’s the neoconiest of them all?

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Robert Wright and Jacob Heilbrunn review the GOP presidential candidates.   Play entire video


Huckabee’s populist threat

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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

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

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

The Wright Show

Golf, like life, is not a game of perfect

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