19 December 2014

Will Russia’s economic crisis be contagious?

Robert Wright and Stephen Sestanovich consider the consequences of the ruble’s crash. Play entire video

Everybody (in the Senate) hates Ted Cruz

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss consider Cruz’s failed attempt to defund Obama’s executive action on immigration.   Play entire video

The fantasy of an “undivided Jerusalem”

In a live interview, Robert Wright talks to Israeli activist Daniel Seidemann about Jerusalem, East and West. Plus: How the Temple Mount became a flashpoint.   Play entire video

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Why is San Francisco so expensive, and Ohio so cheap?

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Kriston Capps discuss a new report on housing affordability. Plus: Supertall Manhattan skyscrapers for the global superrich   Play entire video

Back to the Empire

Kelsey Atherton applauds the grittiness in the trailer for the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. Plus: The killer robots are coming!   Play entire video

Why Democratic dissension is increasing

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze why Democrats’ party unity is starting to fracture. Plus: How should the media treat rape allegations?   Play entire video

Twin narratives of dispossession and exile

Sarah Posner speaks with Khaled Diab, an Egyptian journalist based in Jerusalem and author of Intimate Enemies, about parallels between Israeli and Palestinian experience. Plus: Living in a seething Jerusalem.   Play entire video

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Did Adnan Syed kill Hae Min Lee?

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Lindsay Beyerstein disagree about the guilt of the central figure in the Serial podcast. Plus: No, Serial doesn’t have a race problem.   Play entire video

Can The New Republic turn a profit? Should it?

Robert Wright speaks with former TNR senior editor John Judis, who just left the magazine along with most other editorial staffers. Plus: Why I left The New Republic.   Play entire video


Why Elizabeth Warren is the only threat to Hillary Clinton

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the 2016 Democratic primary.   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

How has the Cuban embargo lasted for so long?

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Robert Farley and Gregory Weeks consider the monumental change in US–Cuba relations.   Play entire video

Rational Actors

Why cops should welcome body cams

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Kevin Glass and Robby Soave discuss. Plus: Eric Garner and the Tea Party.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

The New Republic and Citizen Kane

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Robert Wright and Jeet Heer present a Marxist reading of the New Republic imbroglio. Plus: Race, Stephen Glass, and The New Republic.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

The stigma of mental illness in sports

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Daniel Strauss and Mina Kimes discuss. Plus: Is college football on the way out?   Play entire video


The Ben Carson boomlet

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether the GOP should be troubled that a recent poll had Carson in second place in the 2016 Republican field. Plus: Why police abuse is everyone’s problem.   Play entire video