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2 September 2014

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Is it time to take Al Sharpton seriously?

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter reconsider Sharpton in light of the Ferguson protests. Play entire video

Irrational fear of Ebola

Mark Leon Goldberg speaks with Jina Moore, who recently reported from Liberia, about unnecessarily canceled air flights to the region. Plus: Can the Liberian health system survive Ebola?   Play entire video

Is liberal Zionism dead?

Or is that the wrong question to ask? Sarah Posner and Brent Sasley consider. Plus: Is the Gaza war a turning point for American Jews?   Play entire video

Is ISIS a real threat to America?

Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner consider. Plus: “The US will be hitting targets in Syria within a month”   Play entire video

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When libertarians out-liberal the Democrats

Mark Schmitt and Katherine Mangu-Ward discuss the politics of police militarization. Plus: The libertarian polling controversy.   Play entire video

Coffee with Congress

Should Obama spend more time wooing Democrats in Congress? Kevin Glass and Mike Grunwald debate. Plus: How blocking Obama worked for Republicans.   Play entire video

Is China a ticking time bomb?

Richard Vague, author of The Next Economic Disaster, says China is exhibiting some of the symptoms that preceded the 2008 US economic collapse. Plus: The case for more debt relief.   Play entire video

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Post-empirical science

Physicists been working on string theory for a few decades, but they don’t have much to show for it. Dan Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci discuss where science can go from here. Plus: Physicists vs. philosophers.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Do you ever click?

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Ethan Zuckerman explains why Internet advertising doesn’t work. Plus: Buying and spying.   Play entire video

A cold peace in the culture war

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Timothy Noah says that liberals have won the culture wars, but Matthew Schmitz isn’t sure conservatives will go quietly. Plus: The case against first ladies.   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

Militarized police and the Second Amendment

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Does a well-armed public require a better-armed police force? Harold Pollack and Glenn Loury draw some connections. Plus: Does Ferguson need more black cops?   Play entire video

Worldwise

“Imitated suicide” in Ukraine

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Robert Wright speaks with Kiev-based journalist Volodymyr Yermolenko about Vladimir Putin’s strategy in Ukraine. Plus: Who is really leading the Ukrainian rebels?   Play entire video

The newest “next Sarah Palin”

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss discuss Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst, and how Democrats want to portray female Republicans. Plus: What’s keeping the Ferguson protests going?   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Keeping the peace in Gaza

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Yousef Munayyer argues that Hamas deserves more credit than it’s gotten for maintaining the 2012 ceasefire. Plus: Does Hamas mean what it says?   Play entire video