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23 February 2017

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Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic) 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.

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Friedersdorf | Apr 25, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Peter Suderman

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