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Sarah Posner (sarahposner.com, God's Profits) and Emily L. Hauser (Open Zion, In My Head )

On The Posner Show, Sarah speaks with Emily about Republican efforts to win over Jewish voters. Michele Bachmann offended some congregants at a Chicago synagogue when she showed up for Yom Kippur services. Emily argues that Jews have become a “set piece” in the presidential campaign. As Sheldon Adelson’s millions are being spent on persuading a tiny fraction of Jews to vote for Romney, who are Republicans really talking to when they talk about Israel? A new poll of American Jewish opinion confirms once again that Jews are overwhelmingly liberal—but do they support Obama’s Israel policy? And why doesn’t the poll ask about the occupation? Plus: Emily reminds us that Israel is real.

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The Posner Show | Oct 3, 2012 | Sarah Posner & Emily L. Hauser

Foreign Entanglements

Latin America: Forgotten, but not gone

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Historian Colin Snider says U.S. policy on the region often seems like an afterthought. Plus: The mood in Brazil before the Olympics.

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Journalist Oliver Burkeman asks meditation teacher Susan Piver, author of Start Here Now, how Buddhism gave her a new perspective on the candidate she hates.

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The Glenn Show

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss how Trump has altered the careers of Republican politicians. Plus: Don’t expect Cruz 2020.

MeaningofLife.tv

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Culturally Determined

Television as a social good

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Daniel Kaufman argues that television unified the country in ways that online media can’t.

The Glenn Show

An “impossible dilemma”

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Glenn Loury and Heather Mac Donald discuss pleas for increased policing among communities that also distrust the cops. Plus: The facts on race-based police shootings.

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David Frum argues that sound policy alone does not make for a competent leader. Plus: Is Trump confused about power?

The Glenn Show

The police are shooting unarmed white men, too

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter on the seldom-discussed list of white men wrongfully killed by cops.