29 November 2014

Thankful for Bloggingheads? Here’s how you can give back

Speaking with BhTV commenters, Robert Wright explains how loyal viewers can help the site. Play entire video

Collective vs. individual responsibility in Ferguson

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter reflect on the broader meaning of the grand jury verdict in the Michael Brown case.   Play entire video

Drinking margaritas with immigration hardliners

Chris Moody recounts a trip to the US-Mexico border with Rep. Steve King and Rep. Michele Bachmann. Plus: A textbook example of a Washington firing.   Play entire video

The future of comprehensive immigration reform

Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner are not optimistic about the chances for immigration reform in the new Congress. Plus: Is Obama smart to cut Congress out of the treaty loop?   Play entire video

How Obama trolled the GOP on immigration

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the motives behind the president’s unilateral action. Plus: The “genius” of Obama’s immigration move.   Play entire video

The economic side of racism

Glenn Loury and Daria Roithmayr, author of the book Reproducing Racism, discuss whether the economic concept of a cartel can help us understand racial segregation. Plus: Who counts as a “person of color”?   Play entire video

The logic of polygamy

Joanna Brooks explains how the doctrine of polygamy makes sense within Mormonism’s unique Christian theology. Plus: How polygamy continues to affect everyday Mormons.   Play entire video

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In praise of leaving Obamacare

Andrew Sprung and Charles Gaba discuss attrition rates in Affordable Care Act marketplaces. Plus: Reviewing 2.0.   Play entire video

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The day the “War on Women” died

Greg Marx and Corey Hutchins discuss Colorado Senator Mark Udall’s electoral defeat. Plus: The failure of campaign journalism.   Play entire video

Our “myopic” approach to Iran

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Noah Millman and Stephen Walt consider obstacles to an Iranian nuclear deal, and what might happen if a deal is reached.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Was the Ferguson grand jury rigged?

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Robert Wright and David Corn consider whether the deck was stacked in Darren Wilson’s favor.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

Are redheads underrepresented in Congress?

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And if so, why? Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss do a deep dive into ginger politics. Plus: Could you pick Ohio’s governor out of a lineup?   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

Pros and cons of raising the minimum wage

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Glenn Loury and Dean Baker disagree about whether a minimum wage increase would help the economy. Plus: Why don’t we import Indian doctors?   Play entire video

Rational Actors

The delicate lame-duck dance

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Kevin Glass and Joel Gehrke discuss how Democrats will try to maneuver their last few priorities through Congress before Republicans take over. Plus: What happens after Obama acts alone on immigration?   Play entire video


Why Keystone is probably getting built

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis explain why, after years of debate, the controversial oil pipeline is on the cusp of approval. Plus: Is climate change the new gay marriage?   Play entire video