BhTV

19 April 2014

bloggingheads.tv

hello
Twitter Facebook Google Plus
RSS podcast email follow BhTV

The Posner Show RSSpodcastemail

Sarah Posner (sarahposner.com, God's Profits) and Jacques Berlinerblau (Georgetown UniversityHow to Be Secular)

On The Posner Show, Sarah speaks with Jacques Berlinerblau about his new book, How To Be Secular, in which he says American secularism needs to “check into rehab.” Why did secularism lose steam to the Christian right, despite having been protected by the Supreme Court in the 1960s and ’70s? And what would it take for secularism to succeed today? Jacques argues that secularist leaders need to abandon strict separationism for what he calls an accommodationist approach. Is Obama’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership a good idea? Finally, Sarah and Jacques agree that God-talk on the campaign trail is here to stay.

Recorded: Sep 20   Posted: Sep 29, 2012
Download:   wmv | mp4 | mp3 | fast mp3
The Posner Show | Sep 29, 2012 | Sarah Posner & Jacques Berlinerblau

The DMZ

Always act like you’re on TV

playBhTV video

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

Worldwise

Is the Geneva agreement a breakthrough for Ukraine?

playBhTV video

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

The dark art of oppo research

playBhTV video

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

The Score

The case for legal polygamy

playBhTV video

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

Worldwise

A new sultan in Turkey?

playBhTV video

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

Democracy in America

The surprising source of money in politics

playBhTV video

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

Worldwise

Franco-Rwandan tensions

playBhTV video

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

The DMZ

Are dynasties a threat to American democracy?

playBhTV video

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

Foreign Entanglements

What “neocon” means now

playBhTV video

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

Do newsrooms need racial quotas?

playBhTV video

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