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Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero) and Matthew Lee (Inner City Press, Predatory Bender)

Bloggingheads United Nations correspondent Matthew Lee reports on the vetoed Syria resolution and the behind-the-scenes machinations that led to its failure. Bob wonders if the world would be better off with a “get out of jail free” card for deposed dictators. Plus, Matthew has a shocking report on a Sri Lankan war criminal becoming a UN peacekeeping advisor, which leads him to inveigh against the UN’s lack of accountability.

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The Wright Show | Feb 5, 2012 | Robert Wright & Matthew Lee

The DMZ

Conservatives ♥ celebrities

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis use the controversy surrounding reality star Josh Duggar to consider conservatives’ infatuation with celebrities.

The Glenn Show

The changing cultural meaning of the “thug”

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the glamorization and demonization of an African-American stereotype.

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.

The Glenn Show

In defense of black “respectability politics”

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter stand up for an idea that is denigrated by many on the left. Plus: Is the focus on police abuse misguided?

Drezburt

The “genius” of Scott Walker

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Heather Hurlburt praises how Walker treats the American public’s anxiety. Plus: Grading Rubio’s big foreign policy speech.