logo

27 May 2015

logo

Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic, Byliner) and Molly Ball (The Atlantic)

Conor and Molly kick things off by discussing the lack of faith conservatives have in Mitt Romney. Conor says that Tea Partiers have to stop allying themselves with social conservatives in blue states. Molly argues that just because Barack Obama is ahead in the polls doesn’t mean that he’s winning, and Conor posits that there’s a relatively small difference between Romney’s vision for America and Obama’s. And speaking prior to the Paul Ryan VP announcement, they discuss the impact his budget would have. They close by looking forward to the Republican National Convention, and wondering if libertarians will feel out of place.

Play entire video
Recorded:Aug 10    Posted:Aug 13, 2012
Download:
wmv
mp4
mp3
Friedersdorf | Aug 13, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Molly Ball

The DMZ

Conservatives ♥ celebrities

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis use the controversy surrounding reality star Josh Duggar to consider conservatives’ infatuation with celebrities.

The Glenn Show

The changing cultural meaning of the “thug”

playvideo screenshot

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the glamorization and demonization of an African-American stereotype.

Science Faction

Why Americans pay for care they don’t need

playvideo screenshot

John Horgan and George Johnson discuss the healthcare system’s mixed-up incentives. Plus: A new hope for cancer therapy?

Woodruff & Strauss

The unusual politics of gay adoption

playvideo screenshot

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss explore why gay couples adopting children is more popular than same-sex marriage. Plus: Why Clinton’s media strategy is self-defeating.

The DMZ

Fox News doesn’t go easy on GOP contenders

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Fox’s recent interviews with Bush, Rubio, and Walker. Plus: Maybe Jeb Bush doesn’t really want to be president.

Rational Actors

“Due process has gone out the window”

playvideo screenshot

Ashe Schow makes the case against campus sexual assault tribunals. Plus: Should colleges be adjudicating rape cases?

The Wright Show

Does doing good make you feel good?

playvideo screenshot

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

The Glenn Show

In defense of black “respectability politics”

playvideo screenshot

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?

Drezburt

The “genius” of Scott Walker

playvideo screenshot

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