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18 April 2014

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Always act like you’re on TV

Reacting to leaked audio of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Bill Scher and Matt Lewis weigh how politicians should navigate a privacy-free world. Play entire video

The case for legal polygamy

Michael Brendan Dougherty and Freddie deBoer discuss. Plus: The geeks have won.   Play entire video

A new sultan in Turkey?

Michael Brooks and Steven Cook analyze Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s towering self-conception. Plus: “It’s the economy, stupid!” in Turkish.   Play entire video

The surprising source of money in politics

Who’s spending the most money to influence local races? Hint: It’s not the Koch brothers. Greg Marx and Gordon Witkin discuss. Plus: New Jersey’s good government.   Play entire video

Franco-Rwandan tensions

Why did France withdraw from the commemoration of the Rwandan genocide? Jina Moore discusses with Mark Goldberg. Plus: Is Rwanda getting more repressive?   Play entire video

What “neocon” means now

Matt Duss and Rob Farley respond to Reihan Salam’s recent piece, “Why I Am Still a Neocon.” Plus: No, Israel doesn’t need old American B-52s.   Play entire video

Putin’s war on Russian civil society

David Klion and Linda Kinstler are pessimistic about the future of the liberal opposition in Moscow. Plus: The Kremlin’s plan to carve up Ukraine.   Play entire video

What’s the best way to help the working poor?

Timothy Noah and Glenn Loury debate raising the minimum wage. Plus: The threat of robot burger flippers.   Play entire video

Did Ezra Klein save Obamacare?

Bill Scher and Justin Green debate the effect of Klein’s critical reporting on Healthcare.gov’s early failures. Plus: Does Paul Ryan secretly want Obamacare to work?   Play entire video

Worldwise

Is the Geneva agreement a breakthrough for Ukraine?

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David Klion and Olena Tregub discuss whether diplomacy can end the separatist crisis.   Play entire video

The dark art of oppo research

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss discuss how journalists should treat leaks from rival campaigns. Plus: Scott Brown 2016?   Play entire video

The DMZ

Are dynasties a threat to American democracy?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate the implications of a presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush. Plus: Rise of the Ubertarians.   Play entire video

Do newsrooms need racial quotas?

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Gabriel Arana floats a controversial idea. Plus: Journalism’s diversity problem.   Play entire video

Rational Actors

Can the right accept Obamacare?

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Kevin Glass and Danny Vinik examine whether the GOP will continue trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Plus: Paul Ryan’s political ambitions.   Play entire video

Does property really exist?

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Elizabeth Stoker and Matt Bruenig consider secular and Christian perspectives. Plus: A modest proposal for the contraception debate.   Play entire video