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Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic, Byliner) and Peter Suderman (Reason)

Peter and Conor kick things off by discussing President Obama’s management skills—they agree that Mitt Romney will make them an issue, but disagree about whether Romney’s experience as a management consultant has prepared him for the White House. Conor says it’s impossible to tell what President Romney’s foreign policy would be, whereas Peter argues that he’s always been “cautiously hawkish.” Peter makes the case against the Buffett Rule. And Conor explains how his “best of journalism” awards differ from the National Magazine Awards.

Recorded: Apr 23   Posted: Apr 25, 2012
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Friedersdorf | Apr 25, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Peter Suderman

The Wright Show

Can America accept Russia’s sphere of influence?

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Robert Wright and Jim Pinkerton criticize the US response to the crisis in Ukraine.   Play entire video

The Good Fight

Standardized testing nation

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Dana Goldstein and Kevin Carey consider whether high-stakes testing has gone overboard.   Play entire video

Rational Actors

The danger of embracing the fringe right

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Even before Cliven Bundy’s racist remarks, Kevin Glass and Patrick Brennan were troubled by conservatives rallying behind the insurgent rancher. Plus: Cliven Bundy vs. the federal government.   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

Are white supremacists trying to recruit veterans?

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Kelsey Atheron and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross critique a NYT op-ed on the shootings in Overland Park, KS. Plus: Are more drone strikes the answer?   Play entire video

Science Faction

Chernobyl’s wildlife

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What could post-human Earth look like? George Johnson reports on his recent trip to the nuclear disaster site. Plus: Unfalsifiable physics.   Play entire video

The DMZ

Has 2016 speculation gotten out of control?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate. Plus: Always act like you’re on TV.   Play entire video

Worldwise

Snowden’s Q&A with Putin

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David Klion and Olena Tregub discuss the surreal interaction between the NSA whistleblower and the Russian president. Plus: Is the Geneva agreement a breakthrough for Ukraine?   Play entire video

The dark art of oppo research

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss discuss how journalists should treat leaks from rival campaigns. Plus: Scott Brown 2016?   Play entire video

The Score

The case for legal polygamy

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Michael Brendan Dougherty and Freddie deBoer discuss. Plus: The geeks have won.   Play entire video

Worldwise

A new sultan in Turkey?

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Michael Brooks and Steven Cook analyze Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s towering self-conception. Plus: “It’s the economy, stupid!” in Turkish.   Play entire video