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Recorded:Apr 14    Posted:Apr 15, 2008
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Bloggingheads.tv | Apr 15, 2008 | Jane Hamsher & Erick Erickson

Woodruff & Strauss

Ted Cruz, secret big-government fan?

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Daniel Strauss and Melissa Quinn discuss what’s behind Cruz’s request for federal disaster relief for Texas.

Foreign Entanglements

Why Indonesia is burning boats

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Rob Farley and Natalie Sambhi explain the Indonesian president’s controversial policy.

The DMZ

How much do Americans really care about NSA surveillance?

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With the Patriot Act set to expire, Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider public opinion on the balance between liberty and security. Plus: Conservatives ♥ celebrities.

The Glenn Show

Michael Eric Dyson’s ad hominem problem

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter critique Dyson’s New Republic piece on Cornel West. Plus: The changing meaning of “thug.”

Science Faction

Why Americans pay for care they don’t need

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John Horgan and George Johnson discuss the healthcare system’s mixed-up incentives. Plus: A new hope for cancer therapy?

Woodruff & Strauss

The unusual politics of gay adoption

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss explore why gay couples adopting children is more popular than same-sex marriage. Plus: Why Clinton’s media strategy is self-defeating.

The DMZ

Fox News doesn’t go easy on GOP contenders

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Fox’s recent interviews with Bush, Rubio, and Walker. Plus: Maybe Jeb Bush doesn’t really want to be president.

Rational Actors

“Due process has gone out the window”

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Ashe Schow makes the case against campus sexual assault tribunals. Plus: Should colleges be adjudicating rape cases?

The Wright Show

Does doing good make you feel good?

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Robert Wright speaks with Peter Singer, author of the new book The Most Good You Can Do. Plus: Bad charity.