BhTV

20 December 2014

bloggingheads.tv

Heather Hurlburt (New America) and Matt Welch (Reason, The Declaration of Independents)

On The Good Fight, Heather and Matt reflect on the wave of protests and violence sweeping the Arab world. Matt argues that it was naive of Democrats to assume they could put a kinder, gentler face on US foreign policy. Heather counters that Obama has significantly boosted global public opinion of America. Should the US government try to stop private citizens from posting incendiary content online? Heather points out that it’s hard to explain free speech to countries that don’t have it. Finally, Matt asks whether Obama was right to say Egypt isn’t a US ally anymore.

Recorded:Sep 14    Posted:Sep 15, 2012
Download:   wmv | mp4 | mp3 | fast mp3
The Good Fight (round 1) | Sep 15, 2012 | Heather Hurlburt & Matt Welch

Did Serial withhold key information for fear of libel?

playBhTV video

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Lindsay Beyerstein wonder why Sarah Koenig never explained provocative clips that were teased in the podcast’s first episode.   Play entire video

Drezburt

Screen The Interview at the White House?

playBhTV video

Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner ponder alternative responses to terrorist threats directed against the satirical film.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Will Russia’s economic crisis be contagious?

playBhTV video

Robert Wright and Stephen Sestanovich consider the consequences of the ruble’s crash.   Play entire video

The DMZ

Why Elizabeth Warren is the only threat to Hillary Clinton

playBhTV video

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the 2016 Democratic primary.   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

How has the Cuban embargo lasted for so long?

playBhTV video

Robert Farley and Gregory Weeks consider the monumental change in US–Cuba relations.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

Bipartisan ≠ good

playBhTV video

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss reject conventional wisdom about legislation supported by both parties. Plus: Everybody (in the Senate) hates Ted Cruz.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

The fantasy of an “undivided Jerusalem”

playBhTV video

In a live interview, Robert Wright talks to Israeli activist Daniel Seidemann about Jerusalem, East and West. Plus: How the Temple Mount became a flashpoint.   Play entire video

Why is San Francisco so expensive, and Ohio so cheap?

playBhTV video

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Kriston Capps discuss a new report on housing affordability. Plus: Supertall Manhattan skyscrapers for the global superrich   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

Back to the Empire

playBhTV video

Kelsey Atherton applauds the grittiness in the trailer for the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. Plus: The killer robots are coming!   Play entire video

Rational Actors

Why cops should welcome body cams

playBhTV video

Kevin Glass and Robby Soave discuss. Plus: Eric Garner and the Tea Party.   Play entire video