1 July 2015


“Social conservatism is dead”

In the wake of the same-sex marriage ruling, Matthew Schmitz argues to Sarah Posner that moral traditionalists have lost the culture. Play entire video
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The future of conservative healthcare reform

With Obamacare subsidies secure, Brian Beutler and Yevgeniy Feyman discuss state waivers. Plus: Game over for judicial challenges to Obamacare.

Bringing “liberal” back

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether moderate voters are moving left. Plus: Will conservatives turn on John Roberts?

The big mistake we made about China in the ’90s

Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner discuss what many in the West didn’t understand about China’s economic rise. Plus: It’s a miracle! Trade promotion authority is revived

White privilege and the moral imagination

Robert Wright and Conor Friedersdorf discuss how empathy can better promote racial understanding. Plus: Should the government be able to scan your brain?

Hillary’s ambiguity on free trade

Betsy Woodruff and Luke Brinker discuss how a President Hillary Clinton would approach the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Plus: How do you solve a problem like The Donald?

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The security to take risks

Mark Schmitt and Monica Potts discuss the economic choices and challenges facing Millennials. Plus: Could Hillary expand the Obama coalition?

Lessons from a former cop

Sociologist Peter Moskos describes what he learned from his year working as a Baltimore police officer. Plus: What explains Baltimore’s spike in violent crime?

The Glenn Show

The end of the Confederate flag

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter reflect on how the Charleston church massacre led to the demise of a symbol of the Old South.

Rational Actors

Passing the “ideological Turing test”

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Kevin Glass and Timothy Lee discuss the importance of seeing issues from the other side. Plus: The rich: Are they jerks?

Is the “skills gap” rubbish?

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Timothy Noah and Peter Cappelli discuss whether employers are actually unable to hire appropriately skilled workers. Plus: You’re fired! Please train your replacement.

We don’t know whether stop-and-frisk worked

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Harry Siegel explains why it’s impossible to measure the effect of the controversial police tactic. Plus: Lies, damned lies, and NYC crime statistics.

Culturally Determined

Is the sexual violence in Game of Thrones necessary?

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Alyssa Rosenberg argues against the charge that the show has become gratuitous. (Contains spoilers.) Plus: Can Game of Thrones end in a intellectually honest way?

A makeshift home on the right

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Jeet Heer and Katherine Mangu-Ward discuss why libertarians have allied with the Republican Party. Plus: A libertarian gender gap.