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24 April 2014

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Standardized testing nation

Dana Goldstein and Kevin Carey consider whether high-stakes testing has gone overboard. Play entire video

Chernobyl’s wildlife

What could post-human Earth look like? George Johnson reports on his recent trip to the nuclear disaster site. Plus: Unfalsifiable physics.   Play entire video

Has 2016 speculation gotten out of control?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate. Plus: Always act like you’re on TV.   Play entire video

Snowden’s Q&A with Putin

David Klion and Olena Tregub discuss the surreal interaction between the NSA whistleblower and the Russian president. Plus: Is the Geneva agreement a breakthrough for Ukraine?   Play entire video

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The dark art of oppo research

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss discuss how journalists should treat leaks from rival campaigns. Plus: Scott Brown 2016?   Play entire video

A new sultan in Turkey?

Michael Brooks and Steven Cook analyze Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s towering self-conception. Plus: “It’s the economy, stupid!” in Turkish.   Play entire video

Franco-Rwandan tensions

Why did France withdraw from the commemoration of the Rwandan genocide? Jina Moore discusses with Mark Goldberg. Plus: Is Rwanda getting more repressive?   Play entire video

What “neocon” means now

Matt Duss and Rob Farley respond to Reihan Salam’s recent piece, “Why I Am Still a Neocon.” Plus: No, Israel doesn’t need old American B-52s.   Play entire video

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Do newsrooms need racial quotas?

Gabriel Arana floats a controversial idea. Plus: Journalism’s diversity problem.   Play entire video

Rational Actors

Cliven Bundy vs. the federal government

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Kevin Glass and Patrick Brennan discuss the Nevada cattle ranch standoff that became a flashpoint for conservatives.   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

Are white supremacists trying to recruit veterans?

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Kelsey Atheron and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross critique a NYT op-ed on the shootings in Overland Park, KS. Plus: Are more drone strikes the answer?   Play entire video

The Score

The case for legal polygamy

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Michael Brendan Dougherty and Freddie deBoer discuss. Plus: The geeks have won.   Play entire video

Democracy in America

The surprising source of money in politics

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Who’s spending the most money to influence local races? Hint: It’s not the Koch brothers. Greg Marx and Gordon Witkin discuss. Plus: New Jersey’s good government.   Play entire video

The DMZ

Are dynasties a threat to American democracy?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate the implications of a presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush. Plus: Rise of the Ubertarians.   Play entire video

Worldwise

Putin’s war on Russian civil society

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David Klion and Linda Kinstler are pessimistic about the future of the liberal opposition in Moscow. Plus: The Kremlin’s plan to carve up Ukraine.   Play entire video