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26 January 2015

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Alyssa Rosenberg (ThinkProgress) and Asawin Suebsaeng (The Daily Beast)

On Critic Proof, Alyssa and Swin start off with the new TV season: Alyssa explains why she’s fascinated by The Americans, starring Keri Russell as a KGB spy, and why Ray Donovan isn’t actually about what Showtime wants you to think it’s about. Swin makes the case against 1600 Penn. Is there a backlash brewing against graphic on-screen violence? Turning to the Oscar race, Swin thinks Killer Joe was woefully overlooked, and they debate the controversy over the depiction of torture in Zero Dark Thirty. Laying Best Picture odds, Swin explains why he hated Lincoln. They close with predictions for the acting categories.

Recorded:Jan 13    Posted:Jan 15, 2013
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Critic Proof | Jan 15, 2013 | Alyssa Rosenberg & Asawin Suebsaeng

The DMZ

What should the GOP look like?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Matt’s vision for a more inclusive Republican Party. Plus: “I know, because I won both of them.”   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

Do Republicans have foot-in-mouth disease?

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And does it sometimes help the conservative cause? Betsy Woodruff and Alexis Levinson consider.   Play entire video

Drezburt

Bibi backlash

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Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner discuss the GOP’s invite of Israeli PM Netanyahu to address Congress—a ploy that might backfire. Plus: Is the US making things worse in Yemen?   Play entire video

Culturally Determined

The Oscars as “Employee of the Month” awards

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On the debut of Culturally Determined, Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Elizabeth Cantwell analyze the unbearable whiteness of the Academy Award nominations. Plus: Poetry’s changing place in American culture.   Play entire video

Worldwise

Moral quandaries around a Kony crony

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Mark Leon Goldberg and David Bosco discuss the case of Dominic Ongwen, a Lord’s Resistance Army commander who was once a child soldier and now faces war crimes charges. Plus: The irony of the Palestinians joining the ICC.   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

The real threat to cops? Car accidents

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Glenn Loury and Tracey Meares consider the risks of being a police officer. Plus: Why are the cops still so racially polarizing?   Play entire video

The climate fight moves to the states

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Neil Bhatiya and Tim Kovach talk about states that are acting on climate change in the face of federal inaction. Plus: America’s weird culture of climate skepticism.   Play entire video

Debating a financial transaction tax

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Mark Schmitt and Katherine Mangu-Ward debate levying a very small tax on every Wall Street trade. Plus: Ohio bartender tries to poison John Boehner—what?!?   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Bibi’s Parisian faux pas

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Robert Wright and Ron Kampeas discuss Netanyahu’s appeal to French Jews to emigrate to Israel. Plus: Terrorism in Paris and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.   Play entire video

Rational Actors

Did Grubergate doom the current CBO chief?

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Kevin Glass and Danny Vinik discuss how Jonathan Gruber’s controversial comments may have cost Doug Elmendorf his job. Plus: Don’t hate the CBO players, hate the CBO game.   Play entire video