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Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic) and Mark Oppenheimer (The New York Times, markoppenheimer.com)

On Friedersdorf, Mark and Conor kick things off by discussing the Pope’s resignation and how American Catholics are processing it. Can the Church change the internal culture that enabled the sex abuse cover-up? They next explore this question: Is it possible to be an NFL star and a good Christian? And is the idea that sports build character just a myth? Mark explains why he wants to develop the habit of occasionally smoking pot. And Conor argues that in the war on terror, Americans ought to show more courage.

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Recorded:Feb 21    Posted:Feb 25, 2013
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Friedersdorf | Feb 25, 2013 | Conor Friedersdorf & Mark Oppenheimer

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The Glenn Show

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Glenn Loury argues that the movement requires broad support to achieve structural change. Plus: Unarmed white men are shot by cops, too.

The DMZ

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Foreign Entanglements

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