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30 September 2014

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The Secret Service drops the ball

Daniel Strauss and Kate Nocera discuss a "bananas" new story about the Secret Service's incompetence. Play entire video

Ted Cruz’s third way

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze the Texas Republican’s foreign policy ideas. Plus: Jim Webb 2016?   Play entire video

Is the best case scenario in Syria still a recipe for chaos?

Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner critique America’s anti-ISIS strategy. Plus: Obama’s pugnacious UN speech.   Play entire video

Sizing up Nate Silver, et al

Kevin Glass and Andrew Prokop discuss why the various polling aggregators have differing electoral predictions. Plus: Polling’s new law of averages.   Play entire video

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The inmates are running the asylum at Wikipedia

William Beutler and Andrew Lih discuss the problem of power users running a site for an audience of casual users. Plus: Can Wikipedia beat the teenage curse?   Play entire video

Scotland the morning after

Alex Massie reports on the bitter aftermath of the Scottish independence vote. Plus: Will secession fever subside?   Play entire video

The case against the Apple Watch

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss don’t think the smartwatch is the next big thing. Plus: Revenge of the moderate Republicans in Kansas.   Play entire video

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Two different one-state solutions

Lisa Goldman speaks with Dov Waxman and Dahlia Scheindlin about possible ends to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Plus: Could Israel/Palestine be like the European Union?   Play entire video

Threats to Hong Kong’s economic freedom

Robert Wright speaks with Edward C.K. Chin, a Hong Kong banker turned democracy activist, about Beijing’s heavy hand. Plus: Democracy demotion in Hong Kong.   Play entire video

Worldwise

Is ethnic conflict really the story in Ukraine?

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Ukrainian sociologist  Volodymyr Ishchenko on the economics behind the struggle. Plus: Is Putin trapped in Ukraine?   Play entire video

The Wright Show

The real problem with Obama’s golf game

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Robert Wright and Ann Althouse debate whether the president is misusing his leisure time. Plus: Is Obama exaggerating the ISIS threat?   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

The myth of the brutish infantryman

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Rob Farley and Ed Carpenter rebut a “deeply offensive” argument against women serving in the US infantry. Plus: What the Army can learn from Burning Man.   Play entire video

The DMZ

The Senate kingmaker?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the potential power wielded by independent Kansas candidate Greg Orman. Plus: Where did CNN’s Crossfire reboot go wrong?   Play entire video

Friedersdorf

Why can’t the cops be more chill?

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Conor Friedersdorf and Jamelle Bouie wonder why police officers often fail to deescalate dangerous situations. Plus: Fighting ISIS vs. fighting Ebola.   Play entire video

Science Faction

Flukiness is next to Godliness

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John Horgan and George Johnson lament being likened to creationists for embracing the improbability of life’s existence. Plus: Programmed for war?   Play entire video