24 November 2014

Is Obama smart to cut Congress out of the treaty loop?

Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner consider whether it's in Obama's interest to get Congress on board when he's making deals with foreign countries.
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The economic side of racism

Glenn Loury and Daria Roithmayr, author of the book Reproducing Racism, discuss whether the economic concept of a cartel can help us understand racial segregation. Plus: Who counts as a “person of color”?   Play entire video

Pros and cons of raising the minimum wage

Glenn Loury and Dean Baker disagree about whether a minimum wage increase would help the economy. Plus: Why don’t we import Indian doctors?   Play entire video

The logic of polygamy

Joanna Brooks explains how the doctrine of polygamy makes sense within Mormonism’s unique Christian theology. Plus: How polygamy continues to affect everyday Mormons.   Play entire video

The delicate lame-duck dance

Kevin Glass and Joel Gehrke discuss how Democrats will try to maneuver their last few priorities through Congress before Republicans take over. Plus: What happens after Obama acts alone on immigration?   Play entire video

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The day the “War on Women” died

Greg Marx and Corey Hutchins discuss Colorado Senator Mark Udall’s electoral defeat. Plus: The failure of campaign journalism.   Play entire video

Was Obamacare dishonestly sold to the public?

Glenn Loury and Harold Pollack debate the question in light of Jonathan Gruber’s controversial comments. Plus: Americans aren’t stupid—they’re just ignorant.   Play entire video

Why are there so few lefties who are really into defense policy?

Robert Farley and Freddie deBoer consider. Plus: Iraq and the never-ending cycle of US intervention.   Play entire video

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Does more climate change mean more conflict?

That seems to be the case, but Neil Bhatiya and Tim Kovach discuss why it’s so hard to know for sure. Plus: Who will take the lead on climate change?   Play entire video


How Obama trolled the GOP on immigration

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the motives behind the president’s unilateral action. Plus: The “genius” of Obama’s immigration move.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

Are redheads underrepresented in Congress?

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And if so, why? Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss do a deep dive into ginger politics. Plus: Could you pick Ohio’s governor out of a lineup?   Play entire video

In praise of leaving Obamacare

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Andrew Sprung and Charles Gaba discuss attrition rates in Affordable Care Act marketplaces. Plus: Reviewing 2.0.   Play entire video


Why Keystone is probably getting built

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis explain why, after years of debate, the controversial oil pipeline is on the cusp of approval. Plus: Is climate change the new gay marriage?   Play entire video

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Why Marco is better than Jeb

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Betsy Woodruff and Jim Newel consider whether establishment conservatives pining for a Jeb Bush presidential run should look to Marco Rubio. Plus: Poor Mitch McConnell!   Play entire video


Explaining Canada’s conservative turn

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Robert Wright and Canadian journalist Jeet Heer analyze Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s political success. Plus: Canada’s age of scandal.   Play entire video