BhTV

20 September 2014

bloggingheads.tv

Glenn Loury (Brown University) and Mark Kleiman (The Reality-Based Community, UCLA, When Brute Force Fails)

Glenn and Mark debate whether intellectuals should be partisans in an election year. They argue about whether voter ID laws amount to voter disenfranchisement. Glenn complains about the political influence of unions. Mark accuses the Republican Party of climate change denial. Glenn reveals that he has been unimpressed by Obama’s performance, and reveals who he will vote for. Mark recalls an old essay of Glenn’s about political correctness, but gives it a new twist. Finally, they criticize the tactics of both presidential campaigns.

Recorded:Aug 10    Posted:Aug 12, 2012
Download:   wmv | mp4 | mp3 | fast mp3
The Glenn Show | Aug 12, 2012 | Glenn Loury & Mark Kleiman

The DMZ

Where did CNN’s Crossfire reboot go wrong?

playBhTV video

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze the show’s failings.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

Revenge of the moderate Republicans in Kansas

playBhTV video

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss analyze the highly unusual Kansas Senate race.   Play entire video

Friedersdorf

Why can’t the cops be more chill?

playBhTV video

Conor Friedersdorf and Jamelle Bouie wonder why police officers often fail to deescalate dangerous situations. Plus: Fighting ISIS vs. fighting Ebola.   Play entire video

Two different one-state solutions

playBhTV video

Lisa Goldman speaks with Dov Waxman and Dahlia Scheindlin about possible ends to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Plus: Could Israel/Palestine be like the European Union?   Play entire video

Worldwise

Threats to Hong Kong’s economic freedom

playBhTV video

Robert Wright speaks with Edward C.K. Chin, a Hong Kong banker turned democracy activist, about Beijing’s heavy hand. Plus: Democracy demotion in Hong Kong.   Play entire video

Science Faction

Flukiness is next to Godliness

playBhTV video

John Horgan and George Johnson lament being likened to creationists for embracing the improbability of life’s existence. Plus: Programmed for war?   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

The GOP Senate’s first move

playBhTV video

Betsy Woodruff and Sahil Kapur predict what will happen if Republicans win the Senate. Plus: A Republican wave?   Play entire video

The DMZ

The GOP targets the center

playBhTV video

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis wonder if a Republican-controlled Senate would be influenced by the more moderate positions some GOP candidates are taking on issues like birth control and the minimum wage. Plus: Has Obama stuck to his guns?   Play entire video

Worldwise

As Scotland goes, so goes Quebec?

playBhTV video

On the eve of the Scottish independence referendum, Robert Wright and Alex Massie talk about a “yes” vote’s potential domino effect on secessionist movements around the world. Plus: Will Great Britain break up?   Play entire video

Rational Actors

When journalists take sides

playBhTV video

Kevin Glass and Steve Gutowski debate whether gaming journalists and politics journalists have something in common: an inability to see their own biases. Plus: GamerGate and the feminist critique of video-game culture.   Play entire video