1 April 2015

If not two states, then what?

David Howard and Daniel Kaufman debate whether there's a viable alternative path toward ending the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, in a conversation moderated by Aryeh Cohen-Wade. Play entire video

Explaining the racial “discipline gap”

Glenn Loury and Robert Cherry debate why African-American students are so much more likely than their white peers to be punished in school. Plus: Should liberals embrace the vocational track?   Play entire video

What you can’t say on campus

Robert Wright and Judith Shulevitz discuss the rise of college hate-speech codes. Plus: Should college be a “safe space“?   Play entire video

GOP primary game theory

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether a more moderate candidate could stand up to the conservative base. Plus: A kinder, gentler Ted Cruz?   Play entire video

Don’t send ground troops to fight ISIS

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

Defining lumbersexuality

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

Will the US stop protecting Israel at the UN?

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

Woodruff & Strauss

The post-Reid Senate

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Daniel Strauss and Eliana Johnson discuss why Chuck Schumer has the upper hand to take over leadership of the Senate Democrats.   Play entire video

Culturally Determined

Commenter sociology

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Dylan Scott, author of the essay “Why I’ve Posted 27,000 Times to One Online Forum” discuss how design code shapes commenter behavior. Plus: How Rotten Tomatoes has changed moviegoing.   Play entire video

Science Faction

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

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

Rational Actors

Israel’s swing voters

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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

The Wright Show

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

The Wright Show

Yes, Iran has a right to enrich uranium

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