18 April 2015

Are we Charlie Hebdo?

Robert Wright debates David Frum, who recently critiqued Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau's condemnation of the satirical magazine. Play entire video

Will the mire of the Senate drag Rubio down?

Matt Lewis is worried that being a senator will hurt Marco Rubio’s presidential chances. Plus: Hillary vs. Marco.     Play entire video

Among the “electrosensitives”

George Johnson describes the bizarre legal case of a Santa Fe man claiming that his neighbor’s cell phone is injuring his health. Plus: The End of Science, two decades later.   Play entire video

How to be a successful con man

Allen Kurzweil, author of Whipping Boy, discusses the psychology behind the international fraud that sent his childhood bully to prison. Plus: Boarding school bullies and cyberbullies.   Play entire video

Time to say goodbye to the A-10?

Robert Farley and Air Force historian Brian Laslie analyze the controversy over whether the military should phase out one of its most iconic aircraft. Plus: The “American style of warfare.”   Play entire video

Obama, Iran, and the GOP

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether there will be political consequences for Republicans who oppose a nuclear deal. Plus: Conservatives against big business.   Play entire video

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Debating Portugal’s drug decriminalization

Can it be a model for the US? Mark Kleiman and Johann Hari disagree. Plus: Is psychological pain the main cause of drug addiction?   Play entire video

Should we change how we treat offensive jokes online?

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Matt Binder, who runs the “Public Shaming” blog, debate. Plus: The roots of angry geeks’ rage.   Play entire video

America’s de facto alliance with Iran in Iraq

Robert Wright and Stephen Walt discuss the strange anti-ISIS bedfellows. Plus: The real reason Israel and Saudi Arabia oppose the Iran deal.   Play entire video


Why the Iran bill is an “unambiguous win” for Obama

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Heather Hurlburt makes the case to Daniel Drezner.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

Ted Cruz’s sugar daddy, revealed!

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Betsy Woodruff introduces Robert Mercer: hedge fund CEO, Cruz mega-donor, and alleged tax dodger.   Play entire video

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The weak primary competitor Hillary wants

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Jim Newell and Rebecca Berg discuss Martin O’Malley. Plus: The weird ritual of presidential announcements.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Golf, like life, is not a game of perfect

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Robert Wright speaks with Bob Cullen about the role of the unconscious. Plus: Tiger Woods and the chip yips.   Play entire video


Wedding cakes, free speech, and pluralism

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Conor Friedersdorf and Emma Green analyze the religious liberty/gay marriage debate. Plus: Empathy, gay marriage, and grandparents.   Play entire video

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Why Iranian cheating is unlikely

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Nuclear expert Jim Walsh argues that the Iran deal will prevent “sneakout.” Plus: Why the Iran deal is a big deal.   Play entire video