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22 October 2014

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

Mark talks about his recent profile of Maggie Gallagher, a leading opponent of gay marriage. He and Conor agree that legal gay marriage is both inevitable  and probably a good thing. They disagree about who truly speaks for Catholics. Conor calls for abandoning the norm that says “objective journalists” should hide their opinions, while Mark sees value in it. Is it always best to be charitable toward one’s ideological opponents? They conclude by debating whether homeschooling is bad for a liberal society.

Recorded:Feb 20    Posted:Feb 21, 2012
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Friedersdorf | Feb 21, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Mark Oppenheimer

Friedersdorf

Why we want Jon Stewart to host Meet the Press

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Conor Friedersdorf and Mark Oppenheimer discuss the comedian’s advantages over political pundits.   Play entire video

The politicization of Ebola

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Adrianna McIntyre and Yevgeniy Feyman discuss the domestic politics of the disease outbreak. Plus: Why don’t we have an Ebola vaccine?   Play entire video

The Wright Show

How airline names came to be on credit cards

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Pioneering banker Richard Vague recalls the origins of co-branded cards. Plus: Is China’s economy about to collapse?   Play entire video

The Posner Show

The Church’s path to opposing contraception

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Sarah Posner talks to Patricia Miller about how Catholic teaching on contraception became stricter than ever under Pope John Paul II. Plus: Whose Catholic Church will it be?   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

Will runoff elections ruin Christmas?

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss talk about how control of the Senate may not be decided until January. Plus: Gay Republican embroiled in sexual harassment scandal.   Play entire video

The DMZ

Do Republicans do better when Americans are afraid?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider. Plus: The strange saga of Charlie Crist’s portable fan.   Play entire video

Worldwise

Putin’s savvy restriction of food imports

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Russian democracy activist Alexey Sidorenko describes how Vladimir Putin is using European Union sanctions to his advantage. Plus: Scenes from a Russian anti-war march.   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

The problem with political science

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Robert Farley and Tom Nichols critique the modern political science department. Plus: What if Obama had struck Syria in 2013?   Play entire video

Worldwise

Why Turkey’s president turned against his old pal Assad

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Soli Ozel, speaking from Istanbul, explains the enmity between President Erdogan and the Syrian leader. Plus: Why isn’t Turkey saving Kobani?   Play entire video

The Posner Show

What evangelicals mean by “compassion”

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Sarah Posner talks to Lydia Bean, author of The Politics of Evangelical Identity. Plus: Evangelicals for socialized medicine.   Play entire video