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31 July 2014

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Has the Gaza war increased anti-Semitism?

Robert Wright and David Frum consider. Play entire video

Imagining Obama as a “blacker” president

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter consider a different way Obama could have governed. Plus: If John Edwards were president, would there be a Tea Party?   Play entire video

The problem with a “universe from nothing”

John Horgan and George Johnson critique Lawrence Krauss’s explanation for why there is something rather than nothing. Plus: Honorable agnosticism.   Play entire video

What’s behind the achievement gap?

Conor Friedersdorf and Freddie deBoer debate whether it’s poverty, property values, or something else. Plus:No excuses,” no credibility?   Play entire video

Can Iran be reintegrated into the world?

Robert Wright speaks with Hooman Majd, who recently reported from the Iranian nuclear negotiations in Vienna. Plus: Will there be an Iranian nuclear deal?   Play entire video

Is the two-state solution really and truly dead?

Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner analyze the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Plus: Putin gets trapped by his own propaganda.   Play entire video

How will the world react to MH17?

Volodymyr Yermolenko, from Kiev, talks to Robert Wright. Plus: Who are the “Cossacks” who allegedly shot down MH17?   Play entire video

Should the Dems go hard populist?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether Democrats should play it safe or follow Elizabeth Warren’s lead. Plus: How going on cable news is like doing heroin.   Play entire video

The boss and your birth control

Sarah Posner and Kara Loewentheil discuss whether Hobby Lobby fits into a larger phenomenon of shrinking workers’ rights. Plus: Who gets a religious exemption?   Play entire video

The DMZ

How impeachment (cynically) benefits everyone in DC

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Matt Lewis and Alex Seitz-Wald consider why talk of impeaching Obama is increasing.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Israel’s existential fears

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Robert Wright and Lisa Goldman discuss the psychology of Israelis during the war in Gaza. Plus: Are liberal Zionists turning against Israel?   Play entire video

Rational Actors

Can people live without a government?

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Kevin Glass talks to Ben Terris, who recently visited Porcfest, a libertarian gathering in New Hampshire. Plus: Visiting the “libertarian Burning Man.”   Play entire video

Worldwise

Did China just snub North Korea?

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Yong Kwon and Steven Denney consider whether tension is brewing between North Korea and China. Plus: Being pro-Japanese in South Korea.   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

Is neoconservatism in its last throes?

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Rob Farley and Matt Duss analyze the fight between Dick Cheney and Rand Paul. Plus: Did Netanyahu decide to kick the hornet’s nest?   Play entire video