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21 February 2017

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Michael Brendan Dougherty (The Slurve, The Week) and Adam Serwer (Mother Jones)

On the debut episode of Washington Squares, host Michael Brendan Dougherty and guest Adam Serwer talk about whether Obama’s re-election is a sure thing, and why Romney seems so uncomfortable talking about his wealth. In their own all-male panel on contraception, Adam defends the HHS mandate as normal employee compensation, while Michael explains the Catholic Church’s radical critique of the culture around sex and family planning. Lastly, they discuss how the Emergency Committee for Israel has thinned the ranks of liberal Zionists and criticize Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.

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Washington Squares | Mar 4, 2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty & Adam Serwer

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