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Sarah Posner (sarahposner.com, God's Profits) and Sarah Wildman (sarahwildman.com)

On the first episode of The Posner Show, Sarah Posner and Sarah Wildman discuss how framing Iran’s nuclear ambitions as an existential threat assists fundamentalists, both Jewish and Christian. They also worry that the Republican presidential hopefuls rely more on myth than fact when discussing Middle East policy. How has casino magnate Sheldon Adelson so effectively shaped public opinion both in the US and Israel? And Newt Gingrich trivia: he narrowly averted an intifada, and took evangelizing lessons from a Messianic Jew.

Recorded:Dec 31    Posted:Feb 13, 2012
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The Posner Show | Feb 13, 2012 | Sarah Posner & Sarah Wildman

The Posner Show

Are Americans losing patience with Israel?

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Sarah Posner and Israeli Daniel Seidemann discuss whether Americans are growing frustrated with “sloganeering” about Israel and Jerusalem.   Play entire video

The DMZ

Why Massachusetts may be about to elect a GOP governor

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss why the famously liberal state tends to elect Republican governors.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

Silicon Valley’s sexism problem

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Daniel Strauss and Kevin Roose discuss sexism in the tech industry. Plus: Should we welcome our new robot overlords?   Play entire video

Drezburt

Zombies and Ebola

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Daniel Drezner says that his book “Theories of International Politics and Zombies” eerily predicted how Americans would react to Ebola. Plus: The weird politics of Ebola quarantines.   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

“Michael Brown is not Rosa Parks”

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Glenn Loury and Harold Pollack discuss the strategy of trying to build a social justice movement around Brown’s death. Plus: Exacerbating the Ebola epidemic?   Play entire video

Rational Actors

A Republican meltdown in Kansas?

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Kevin Glass and Sam Lachman discuss how midterm races in Kansas are scrambling partisan identities. Plus: The candidate who wouldn’t run a negative ad.   Play entire video

Worldwise

Do Canadians believe that terrorism is “blowback”?

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Robert Wright speaks to Canadian journalist Jonathan Kay about reaction to the attack on Canada’s parliament. Plus: The week that Canada changed forever?   Play entire video

The DMZ

Why the GOP would rather “lose boring”

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Matt Lewis explains his theory about why the Republican establishment prefers bland candidates. Plus: If the GOP wins in 2014, what does it mean for 2016?   Play entire video

Worldwise

How social media is changing Mexican politics

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Mexican journalist Ana Francisca Vega argues that Twitter is empowering Mexican citizens. Plus: Gangster government in Mexico.   Play entire video