3 May 2016


Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic) 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.

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


God-shaped hole

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Anne Klaeysen, humanist chaplain at NYU and Columbia, describes the challenges of non-theistic pastoral care.

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Woodruff & Strauss

Bernie Sanders is underappreciated

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Dylan Scott says the unexpected rise of a socialist senator has been overshadowed by The Donald. Plus: Why Carly Fiorina for VP?