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27 August 2014

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The libertarian polling controversy

Mark Schmitt and Katherine Mangu-Ward analyze public opinion on libertarianism. Play entire video

“Imitated suicide” in Ukraine

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

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The newest “next Sarah Palin”

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

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

Keeping the peace in Gaza

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

Why the GOP should tank the midterms

Bill Scher and Justin Green debate Bill’s controversial advice for Senate Republicans. Plus: Is Bernie Sanders a threat to Clinton?   Play entire video

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The cool/nauseating experience of virtual reality

William Beutler and Cotton Delo describe wearing the Oculus Rift VR headset. Plus: Is virtual reality a novelty, or revolutionary?   Play entire video

Can public media save journalism?

As traditional media outlets cut staff, some investigative reporters are working with public media outfits. Greg Marx and Kevin Davis discuss. Plus: The rise of non-profit journalism.   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

Rational Actors

Coffee with Congress

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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

Post-empirical science

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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 politics of Clinton’s hawkishness

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Daniel Larison and Zack Beauchamp discuss Hillary Clinton’s controversial Atlantic interview. Plus: Should we fear mission creep in Iraq?   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

Why there’s more criticism of Israel in Israel than in America

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Glenn Loury and Rajiv Sethi discuss the differences between debates within a group and debates in “mixed company.” Plus: The hidden importance of “tokenism.”   Play entire video

Worldwise

Legalization in the heart of the Drug War

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Mark Leon Goldberg speaks with Mike McDonald, reporting from Guatemala, on President Otto Perez’s proposal to legalize drugs. Plus: Why Central American children are fleeing north.   Play entire video