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Sarah Posner (sarahposner.com, God's Profits) and Anthea Butler (University of PennsylvaniaReligion Dispatches)

On The Posner Show, Sarah and Anthea explain how Mike Huckabee got his David Petraeus-King David analogy all wrong. Anthea says the Petraeus affair shows that evangelizing in the military doesn’t have its intended effect. Moving on to an analysis of religion and the election results: Did Ralph Reed exaggerate how many evangelicals he could bring out to the polls? Have the Republicans boxed themselves into a corner by catering to the religious right? Anthea challenges the Catholic bishops on immigration, but suggests that the LDS Church emerged from Romney’s campaign with its reputation intact.

Recorded:Nov 13    Posted:Nov 14, 2012
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The Posner Show | Nov 14, 2012 | Sarah Posner & Anthea Butler

The Posner Show

Is the Gaza war a turning point for American Jews?

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Sarah Posner and Brent Sasley debate whether the conflict changed American Jews’ view of Israel.   Play entire video

Drezburt

“The US will be hitting targets in Syria within a month”

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Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner discuss the nascent military campaign against ISIS.   Play entire video

When libertarians out-liberal the Democrats

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Mark Schmitt and Katherine Mangu-Ward discuss the politics of police militarization. Plus: The libertarian polling controversy.   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

Militarized police and the Second Amendment

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Does a well-armed public require a better-armed police force? Harold Pollack and Glenn Loury draw some connections. Plus: Does Ferguson need more black cops?   Play entire video

Rational Actors

Coffee with Congress

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Should Obama spend more time wooing Democrats in Congress? Kevin Glass and Mike Grunwald debate. Plus: How blocking Obama worked for Republicans.   Play entire video

Worldwise

“Imitated suicide” in Ukraine

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Robert Wright speaks with Kiev-based journalist Volodymyr Yermolenko about Vladimir Putin’s strategy in Ukraine. Plus: Who is really leading the Ukrainian rebels?   Play entire video

The newest “next Sarah Palin”

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss discuss Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst, and how Democrats want to portray female Republicans. Plus: What’s keeping the Ferguson protests going?   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Is China a ticking time bomb?

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Richard Vague, author of The Next Economic Disaster, says China is exhibiting some of the symptoms that preceded the 2008 US economic collapse. Plus: The case for more debt relief.   Play entire video

Post-empirical science

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Physicists been working on string theory for a few decades, but they don’t have much to show for it. Dan Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci discuss where science can go from here. Plus: Physicists vs. philosophers.   Play entire video