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30 July 2016

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Matthew Duss (Foundation for Middle East Peace) and Ben Birnbaum (The New Republic)

On Foreign Entanglements, Matt and Ben discuss new indications that Israel will hold off on striking Iran. Matt brings up the important difference between preemption and prevention. They point out that a nuclear Iran would be subject to the dangers of accidents and mistakes. We shouldn’t grow too comfortable with the Cold War doctrine of mutually-assured destruction, they suggest, just because it happened to work for a few decades. What are the chances of Obama ordering a strike after the election? They close with Ben’s interview with Iraqi opposition leader Ayad Allawi.

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Foreign Entanglements | Mar 31, 2012 | Matthew Duss & Ben Birnbaum

The Glenn Show

Is it okay to be rude to cops?

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Glenn Loury and economist Rajiv Sethi debate whether we have a duty to be civil to the police. Plus: Who’s most affected by bad policing?

MeaningofLife.tv

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Meditation teacher Susan Piver explains why she condemned celebrations of Osama Bin Laden’s death. Plus: Finding compassion for Trump.

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The Glenn Show

Why Black Lives Matter needs white allies

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Glenn Loury argues that the movement requires broad support to achieve structural change. Plus: Unarmed white men are shot by cops, too.

The DMZ

Did Sarah Silverman unite the DNC?

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Bill Scher says the comedian’s off-the-cuff remarks marked a turning point at the convention.

Foreign Entanglements

Latin America: Forgotten, but not gone

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Historian Colin Snider says U.S. policy on the region often seems like an afterthought. Plus: The mood in Brazil before the Olympics.

The DMZ

Which GOPers will survive Trumpocalypse?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss how Trump has altered the careers of Republican politicians. Plus: Don’t expect Cruz 2020.

MeaningofLife.tv

Why the Finns use sauna in diplomacy

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“Saunatarian” Jack Tsonis says we tend to miss out on the social dimensions of sauna. Plus: Sauna as a spiritual experience.

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Culturally Determined

Television as a social good

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Daniel Kaufman argues that television unified the country in ways that online media can’t.

The Glenn Show

An “impossible dilemma”

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Glenn Loury and Heather Mac Donald discuss pleas for increased policing among communities that also distrust the cops. Plus: The facts on race-based police shootings.

The nitty gritty of being president

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David Frum argues that sound policy alone does not make for a competent leader. Plus: Is Trump confused about power?