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21 November 2014

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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and John McWhorter (The Daily Beast, Columbia University)

On The Glenn Show, Glenn and John talk about the racial politics of the George Zimmerman trial. John offers a thought experiment to people who want Zimmerman behind bars. Glenn says that no matter the verdict, Trayvon Martin’s death is a tragedy and an outrage. Then, they remember the Henry Louis Gates arrest incident from 2009. Finally, Glenn and John discuss the future of affirmative action after the recent Supreme Court decision.

Recorded:Jul 12    Posted:Jul 13, 2013
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The Glenn Show | Jul 13, 2013 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

Woodruff & Strauss

Could you pick Ohio’s governor out of a lineup?

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss discuss the presidential prospects of Gov. John Kasich.   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

Who counts as a “person of color”?

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Glenn Loury talks to Daria Roithmayr, author of the book Reproducing Racism.   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

Pros and cons of raising the minimum wage

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Glenn Loury and Dean Baker disagree about whether a minimum wage increase would help the economy. Plus: Why don’t we import Indian doctors?   Play entire video

The Posner Show

The logic of polygamy

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Joanna Brooks explains how the doctrine of polygamy makes sense within Mormonism’s unique Christian theology. Plus: How polygamy continues to affect everyday Mormons.   Play entire video

Rational Actors

The delicate lame-duck dance

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Kevin Glass and Joel Gehrke discuss how Democrats will try to maneuver their last few priorities through Congress before Republicans take over. Plus: What happens after Obama acts alone on immigration?   Play entire video

In praise of leaving Obamacare

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Andrew Sprung and Charles Gaba discuss attrition rates in Affordable Care Act marketplaces. Plus: Reviewing healthcare.gov 2.0.   Play entire video

The day the “War on Women” died

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Greg Marx and Corey Hutchins discuss Colorado Senator Mark Udall’s electoral defeat. Plus: The failure of campaign journalism.   Play entire video

The DMZ

Why Keystone is probably getting built

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis explain why, after years of debate, the controversial oil pipeline is on the cusp of approval. Plus: Is climate change the new gay marriage?   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

Was Obamacare dishonestly sold to the public?

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Glenn Loury and Harold Pollack debate the question in light of Jonathan Gruber’s controversial comments. Plus: Americans aren’t stupid—they’re just ignorant.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

Why Marco is better than Jeb

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Betsy Woodruff and Jim Newel consider whether establishment conservatives pining for a Jeb Bush presidential run should look to Marco Rubio. Plus: Poor Mitch McConnell!   Play entire video