21 April 2015

The Koch primary

How much sway do the billionaire libertarian brothers have? Mark Schmitt and Katherine Mangu-Ward consider. Play entire video

How Clinton can fend off the Karl Rovian attack

Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner consider. Plus: Why the Iran bill is an “unambiguous win” for Obama   Play entire video

Girding ourselves for Hillary mania

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss mentally prepare for the next 16 months of press obsession over the Clinton candidacy. Plus: Ted Cruz’s sugar daddy, revealed!   Play entire video

Will the mire of the Senate drag Rubio down?

Matt Lewis is worried that being a senator will hurt Marco Rubio’s presidential chances. Plus: Hillary vs. Marco.     Play entire video

Among the “electrosensitives”

George Johnson describes the bizarre legal case of a Santa Fe man claiming that his neighbor’s cell phone is injuring his health. Plus: The End of Science, two decades later.   Play entire video

Time to say goodbye to the A-10?

Robert Farley and Air Force historian Brian Laslie analyze the controversy over whether the military should phase out one of its most iconic aircraft. Plus: The “American style of warfare.”   Play entire video

Obama, Iran, and the GOP

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether there will be political consequences for Republicans who oppose a nuclear deal. Plus: Conservatives against big business.   Play entire video

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Debating Portugal’s drug decriminalization

Can it be a model for the US? Mark Kleiman and Johann Hari disagree. Plus: Is psychological pain the main cause of drug addiction?   Play entire video

Wedding cakes, free speech, and pluralism

Conor Friedersdorf and Emma Green analyze the religious liberty/gay marriage debate. Plus: Empathy, gay marriage, and grandparents.   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

Is Confederate nostalgia dying out?

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Robert Farley and Kevin Levin discuss the South’s changing attitudes toward Lincoln and the Civil War. Plus: 150 years of Union.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

African Americans, European Muslims, and interethnic harmony

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In the context of the Charlie Hebdo attack, Robert Wright and David Frum debate language taboos. Plus: Are we Charlie Hebdo?   Play entire video

Culturally Determined

How to be a successful con man

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Allen Kurzweil, author of Whipping Boy, discusses the psychology behind the international fraud that sent his childhood bully to prison. Plus: Boarding school bullies and cyberbullies.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

The weak primary competitor Hillary wants

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Jim Newell and Rebecca Berg discuss Martin O’Malley. Plus: The weird ritual of presidential announcements.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Golf, like life, is not a game of perfect

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Robert Wright speaks with Bob Cullen about the role of the unconscious. Plus: Tiger Woods and the chip yips.   Play entire video

Culturally Determined

Should we change how we treat offensive jokes online?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Matt Binder, who runs the “Public Shaming” blog, debate. Plus: The roots of angry geeks’ rage.   Play entire video