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The United Nations vs. Ebola

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Mark Leon Goldberg and Richard Gowan discuss the UN’s unprecedented fight against the disease.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

The Secret Service drops the ball

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Daniel Strauss and Kate Nocera discuss a “bananas” new story about the Secret Service’s incompetence.   Play entire video

Worldwise

Is ethnic conflict really the story in Ukraine?

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Ukrainian sociologist  Volodymyr Ishchenko on the economics behind the struggle. Plus: Is Putin trapped in Ukraine?   Play entire video

The Wright Show

The real problem with Obama’s golf game

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Robert Wright and Ann Althouse debate whether the president is misusing his leisure time. Plus: Is Obama exaggerating the ISIS threat?   Play entire video

The DMZ

Ted Cruz’s third way

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze the Texas Republican’s foreign policy ideas. Plus: Jim Webb 2016?   Play entire video

Drezburt

Is the best case scenario in Syria still a recipe for chaos?

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Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner critique America’s anti-ISIS strategy. Plus: Obama’s pugnacious UN speech.   Play entire video

Rational Actors

Sizing up Nate Silver, et al

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Kevin Glass and Andrew Prokop discuss why the various polling aggregators have differing electoral predictions. Plus: Polling’s new law of averages.   Play entire video

The inmates are running the asylum at Wikipedia

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William Beutler and Andrew Lih discuss the problem of power users running a site for an audience of casual users. Plus: Can Wikipedia beat the teenage curse?   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

The myth of the brutish infantryman

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Rob Farley and Ed Carpenter rebut a “deeply offensive” argument against women serving in the US infantry. Plus: What the Army can learn from Burning Man.   Play entire video

Worldwise

Scotland the morning after

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Alex Massie reports on the bitter aftermath of the Scottish independence vote. Plus: Will secession fever subside?   Play entire video