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7 July 2015

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Make corporate America protect Bangladeshi garment workers

Erik Loomis, author of the new book Out of Sight, explains how to hold multinational corporations accountable in the developing world. Play entire video

Distortions of the DC/NY media hive mind

Betsy Woodruff and Jim Newell consider whether the national media overrates Chris Christie. Plus: The “hell no caucus” on gay marriage.

A conservative’s lament: “When does it end?”

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate progressive change in the wake of the legalization of gay marriage. Plus: Will Chris Christie play nationally?

Obama’s brilliant artifice

Reflecting on the president’s eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Glenn Loury and John McWhorter consider Obama’s racial self-presentation. Plus: The end of the Confederate flag.

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The future of conservative healthcare reform

With Obamacare subsidies secure, Brian Beutler and Yevgeniy Feyman discuss state waivers. Plus: Game over for judicial challenges to Obamacare.

The big mistake we made about China in the ’90s

Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner discuss what many in the West didn’t understand about China’s economic rise. Plus: It’s a miracle! Trade promotion authority is revived

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Is the “skills gap” rubbish?

Timothy Noah and Peter Cappelli discuss whether employers are actually unable to hire appropriately skilled workers. Plus: You’re fired! Please train your replacement.

White privilege and the moral imagination

Robert Wright and Conor Friedersdorf discuss how empathy can better promote racial understanding. Plus: Should the government be able to scan your brain?

Is “death with dignity” a distraction?

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Derek Ayeh and Dr. Sean Morrison discuss whether the medical profession should focus its energy on palliative care instead of on assisted suicide. Plus: The biggest problems with American healthcare.

Is Hillary Clinton abandoning Clintonism?

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Harold Meyerson and Jim Ross discuss shifting political winds and Hillary’s move to the left on economics. Plus: The Bernie Sanders coalition: A bunch of white people?

Rational Actors

Passing the “ideological Turing test”

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Kevin Glass and Timothy Lee discuss the importance of seeing issues from the other side. Plus: The rich: Are they jerks?

The DMZ

Bringing “liberal” back

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether moderate voters are moving left. Plus: Will conservatives turn on John Roberts?

We don’t know whether stop-and-frisk worked

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Harry Siegel explains why it’s impossible to measure the effect of the controversial police tactic. Plus: Lies, damned lies, and NYC crime statistics.