22 July 2014

“To be pro-Japanese in South Korea is like being anti-Israel in the US”

Yong Kwon and Steven Denney discuss how history and cultural biases have shaped South Korean politics. Play entire video

Should the Dems go hard populist?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether Democrats should play it safe or follow Elizabeth Warren’s lead. Plus: How going on cable news is like doing heroin.   Play entire video

The boss and your birth control

Sarah Posner and Kara Loewentheil discuss whether Hobby Lobby fits into a larger phenomenon of shrinking workers’ rights. Plus: Who gets a religious exemption?   Play entire video

Is neoconservatism in its last throes?

Rob Farley and Matt Duss analyze the fight between Dick Cheney and Rand Paul. Plus: Did Netanyahu decide to kick the hornet’s nest?   Play entire video

Millennial Marxists and disillusioned Randians

Will Wilkinson and Jason Brennan discuss whether your political fate is set age at nineteen. Plus: The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse as a utopian capitalist society.   Play entire video

“Killer robots”

Are opponents of autonomous weapons using science fiction like The Terminator to fearmonger? Rob Farley and Charli Carpenter discuss. Plus: Capital in Westeros.
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Ann Coulter vs. the Tea Party

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether Coulter’s positions are based on principle or politics. Plus: Conservatives against suburban sprawl.   Play entire video

Signs that American public opinion is turning against Israel

Robert Wright talks to Carlo Strenger, reporting from Tel Aviv. Plus: The banality of evil in the Middle East.   Play entire video

Has the Court gotten RFRA wrong?

Sarah Posner and law professor Caroline Mala Corbin discuss the interpretation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act after Hobby Lobby. Plus: Why the Supreme Court’s latest contraception ruling is wrong.   Play entire video


How will the world react to MH17?

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Volodymyr Yermolenko, from Kiev, talks to Robert Wright. Plus: Who are the “Cossacks” who allegedly shot down MH17?   Play entire video


The hardest job in Hong Kong

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Robert Wright speaks with University of Hong Kong law professor Simon Young about the position of Chief Executive. Plus: Is freedom on the wane in Hong Kong?   Play entire video


America’s real global challenge

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It’s not in the Middle East. Robert Wright and Stephen Walt discuss. Plus: What if ISIS actually establishes a state?   Play entire video

Democracy in America

When the fact-checkers get attacked

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Greg Marx talks to Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute. Plus: The promise and peril of sponsored content.   Play entire video


Brazil’s hidden human rights problem

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Mark Leon Goldberg speaks to Hugo Godinho, reporting from São Paulo, on police abuses in his country. Plus: World Cup politics.   Play entire video