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30 August 2014

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The case against first ladies

Matthew Schmitz and Timothy Noah discuss the trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell, and whether it's time to retire our old ideas about the role of political spouses. Play entire video

Is ISIS a real threat to America?

Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner consider. Plus: “The US will be hitting targets in Syria within a month”   Play entire video

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When libertarians out-liberal the Democrats

Mark Schmitt and Katherine Mangu-Ward discuss the politics of police militarization. Plus: The libertarian polling controversy.   Play entire video

Militarized police and the Second Amendment

Does a well-armed public require a better-armed police force? Harold Pollack and Glenn Loury draw some connections. Plus: Does Ferguson need more black cops?   Play entire video

Coffee with Congress

Should Obama spend more time wooing Democrats in Congress? Kevin Glass and Mike Grunwald debate. Plus: How blocking Obama worked for Republicans.   Play entire video

Is China a ticking time bomb?

Richard Vague, author of The Next Economic Disaster, says China is exhibiting some of the symptoms that preceded the 2008 US economic collapse. Plus: The case for more debt relief.   Play entire video

Keeping the peace in Gaza

Yousef Munayyer argues that Hamas deserves more credit than it’s gotten for maintaining the 2012 ceasefire. Plus: Does Hamas mean what it says?   Play entire video

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The politics of Clinton’s hawkishness

Daniel Larison and Zack Beauchamp discuss Hillary Clinton’s controversial Atlantic interview. Plus: Should we fear mission creep in Iraq?   Play entire video

Worldwise

Can the Liberian health system survive Ebola?

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Mark Leon Goldberg speaks with Jina Moore, who recently reported from Liberia.   Play entire video

The Posner Show

Is liberal Zionism dead?

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Or is that the wrong question to ask? Sarah Posner and Brent Sasley consider. Plus: Is the Gaza war a turning point for American Jews?   Play entire video

Worldwise

“Imitated suicide” in Ukraine

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Robert Wright speaks with Kiev-based journalist Volodymyr Yermolenko about Vladimir Putin’s strategy in Ukraine. Plus: Who is really leading the Ukrainian rebels?   Play entire video

The newest “next Sarah Palin”

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss discuss Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst, and how Democrats want to portray female Republicans. Plus: What’s keeping the Ferguson protests going?   Play entire video

Post-empirical science

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Physicists been working on string theory for a few decades, but they don’t have much to show for it. Dan Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci discuss where science can go from here. Plus: Physicists vs. philosophers.   Play entire video

The DMZ

Why the GOP should tank the midterms

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Bill Scher and Justin Green debate Bill’s controversial advice for Senate Republicans. Plus: Is Bernie Sanders a threat to Clinton?   Play entire video