BhTV

4 March 2015

bloggingheads.tv

Adam Winkler (UCLA School of Law, Gunfight), Jacob Sullum (Reason), and Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero)

On the first-ever Bloggingheads triavlog, Bob moderates a debate on gun control between Adam and Jacob. What does the Second Amendment really mean? Adam and Jacob agree that banning assault weapons wouldn’t be very effective, but disagree about the constitutionality of limits on high-capacity magazines. Jacob criticizes New York’s new gun control law as “magical thinking.” Bob asks Jacob where he draws the line on banning weapons (machine guns? Shoulder-fired missiles?), and Jacob and Adam debate universal background checks. Finally, when we talk about the right of self-defense, whom are we talking about defending ourselves against?

Recorded:Jan 31    Posted:Feb 5, 2013
Download:   wmv | mp4 | mp3 | fast mp3
Adam Winkler (UCLA School of Law, Gunfight), Jacob Sullum (Reason), and Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero)

The DMZ

Hillary, Obama, and liberal scandals

playBhTV video

Does the media go easy on Democrats’ misdeeds? Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider.   Play entire video

Why more education won’t revive the middle class

playBhTV video

Timothy Noah speaks with Thomas Geoghegan, author of Only One Thing Can Save Us, a new book about labor unions.    Play entire video

The Wright Show

Why it’s so hard to prosecute cops

playBhTV video

Robert Wright speaks with David Yellen, who is investigating cases stemming from a police torture scandal in Chicago.   Play entire video

Culturally Determined

Confessions of a Comp Lit major

playBhTV video

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Juliet Lapidos discuss the value of a humanities degree. Plus: The case for finishing every book you start.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

The subversiveness of jazz

playBhTV video

Gary Krist, author of the new book Empire of Sin, explains why the birth of jazz freaked out the white establishment. Plus: The dark side of American Progressivism.   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

Planning for a post-ISIS Iraq

playBhTV video

Robert Farley and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross analyze Iraq’s long-standing divisions. Plus: The theology of ISIS.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

What liberal activists are learning from the Tea Party

playBhTV video

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss discuss. Plus: Has Walker replaced Cruz as the conservative base’s candidate?   Play entire video

The DMZ

The GOP’s competence problem

playBhTV video

Bill Scher and William Beutler discuss the battle over funding the Department of Homeland Security. Plus: Scott Walker: Early and awkward.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Will Bill O’Reilly win no matter what?

playBhTV video

Robert Wright speaks with David Corn, who broke the story about O’Reilly’s “Brian Williams problem.” Plus: Is the MSM going weirdly easy on O’Reilly?   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

Economic optimism

playBhTV video

Glenn Loury and Brink Lindsey discuss the future of innovation. Plus: Are we running out of innovation?   Play entire video