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27 May 2015

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Conservatives ♥ celebrities

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis use the controversy surrounding reality star Josh Duggar to consider conservatives' infatuation with celebrities. Play entire video

The unusual politics of gay adoption

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss explore why gay couples adopting children is more popular than same-sex marriage. Plus: Why Clinton’s media strategy is self-defeating.

Fox News doesn’t go easy on GOP contenders

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Fox’s recent interviews with Bush, Rubio, and Walker. Plus: Maybe Jeb Bush doesn’t really want to be president.

“Due process has gone out the window”

Ashe Schow makes the case against campus sexual assault tribunals. Plus: Should colleges be adjudicating rape cases?

In defense of black “respectability politics”

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter stand up for an idea that is denigrated by many on the left. Plus: Is the focus on police abuse misguided?

Lessons Republicans must learn from Iraq

As Jeb Bush stumbles over questions about Iraq, Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss how GOP candidates can do a better job. Plus: If you’re pro-immigration, shouldn’t you also be pro-trade?

Waiting for the 2016 oppo hits

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss consider what else might come out about Clinton and her GOP rivals. Plus: Bernie Sanders arrives.

How to be radical without being marginalized

Robert Wright asks Glenn Greenwald about fighting the establishment. Plus: Why Charlie Hebdo didn’t deserve to be honored by PEN.

The Glenn Show

The changing cultural meaning of the “thug”

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the glamorization and demonization of an African-American stereotype.

Science Faction

Why Americans pay for care they don’t need

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John Horgan and George Johnson discuss the healthcare system’s mixed-up incentives. Plus: A new hope for cancer therapy?

The Wright Show

Does doing good make you feel good?

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Robert Wright speaks with Peter Singer, author of the new book The Most Good You Can Do. Plus: Bad charity.

Drezburt

The “genius” of Scott Walker

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Heather Hurlburt praises how Walker treats the American public’s anxiety. Plus: Grading Rubio’s big foreign policy speech.

Friedersdorf

Blasphemous cartoons and a question of honor

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Conor Friedersdorf and Noah Millman analyze the psychology behind the attack in Garland, TX. Plus: LA vs. NYC on race, class, and memory.

Friedersdorf

Should “tough on crime” be a conservative value?

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Conor Friedersdorf and Noah Millman discuss how the center-right should treat claims of police abuse.