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26 November 2014

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Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic, Byliner) and James Poulos (Forbes, Free Radicals, The Daily Beast)

On Friedersdorf, James and Conor kick things off by discussing Chuck Hagel’s nomination. James ponders the fairness of calling his foreign policy views un-American, and Conor argues such views have a long history in this country. On domestic matters, Conor asks how pessimistic James is about the future of conservatism. Is Glenn Beck, rather than Fox News, pointing toward a viable future? Conor looks at California to explain why he isn’t a Democrat. James examines the intersection of guns, fear, and politics, and they focus on personal improvements in local communities as an alternative to national legislation.

Recorded:Jan 9    Posted:Jan 11, 2013
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Friedersdorf | Jan 11, 2013 | Conor Friedersdorf & James Poulos

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