22 May 2015

Why Clinton’s media strategy is self-defeating

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss analyze Hillary Clinton's policy of rarely taking questions from the press. Play entire video

Does doing good make you feel good?

Robert Wright speaks with Peter Singer, author of the new book The Most Good You Can Do. Plus: Bad charity.   Play entire video

In defense of black “respectability politics”

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter stand up for an idea that is denigrated by many on the left. Plus: Is the focus on police abuse misguided?   Play entire video

The “genius” of Scott Walker

Heather Hurlburt praises how Walker treats the American public’s anxiety. Plus: Grading Rubio’s big foreign policy speech.   Play entire video

Lessons Republicans must learn from Iraq

As Jeb Bush stumbles over questions about Iraq, Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss how GOP candidates can do a better job. Plus: If you’re pro-immigration, shouldn’t you also be pro-trade?   Play entire video

Waiting for the 2016 oppo hits

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss consider what else might come out about Clinton and her GOP rivals. Plus: Bernie Sanders arrives.   Play entire video

Should “tough on crime” be a conservative value?

Conor Friedersdorf and Noah Millman discuss how the center-right should treat claims of police abuse.   Play entire video

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Dungeons & Dragons as a revolution in storytelling

Daniel Kaufman and Noah Caldwell-Gervais consider how D&D changed gaming. Plus: Storytelling in novels, film, and video games.   Play entire video

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Debating affirmative consent

Angus Johnston and Robby Soave debate the new standard many colleges are using to adjudicate sexual assault. Plus: Who has veto power on campus?   Play entire video


Maybe Jeb Bush doesn’t really want to be president

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider the psychology behind Bush’s bungled statements about Iraq.   Play entire video

Rational Actors

Should colleges be adjudicating rape cases?

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Kevin Glass and Ashe Schow consider campus sexual assault tribunals.   Play entire video


Blasphemous cartoons and a question of honor

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Conor Friedersdorf and Noah Millman analyze the psychology behind the attack in Garland, TX. Plus: LA vs. NYC on race, class, and memory.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

How to be radical without being marginalized

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Robert Wright asks Glenn Greenwald about fighting the establishment. Plus: Why Charlie Hebdo didn’t deserve to be honored by PEN.   Play entire video


Congratulations, Congress! You passed a budget

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether a new GOP budget is a sign of a more functional Congress. Plus: Wanted: A GOP comeback kid.   Play entire video

Culturally Determined

Uber, but for everything

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Bill Beutler describes being a power user in the “on-demand economy.” Plus: Meet the proud future owner of an Apple Watch.   Play entire video