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Sarah Posner (sarahposner.com, God's Profits) and Sarah Pulliam Bailey (Christianity Today, GetReligion.org)

On The Posner Show, Sarah speaks with Sarah Pulliam Bailey about Mitt Romney’s commencement speech at Liberty University and how evangelicals are dealing with Romney’s Mormonism. How much will President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage impact white evangelical turnout, or black or Latino enthusiasm? They also dissect the theology of Obama’s new support for same-sex marriage, the reactions of his spiritual advisors, and whether his new position will hurt him with “new” evangelicals who say they care about more issues than just the culture wars. Are “anti-gay rights” and “anti-gay” the same thing? Plus: The generational divide over same-sex marriage—will megachurches start to lose members?

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Recorded:May 14    Posted:May 14, 2012
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The Posner Show | May 14, 2012 | Sarah Posner & Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Foreign Entanglements

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Erik Loomis, author of the new book Out of Sight, explains how to hold multinational corporations accountable in the developing world.

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Betsy Woodruff and Jim Newell consider whether the national media overrates Chris Christie. Plus: The “hell no caucus” on gay marriage.

The Bernie Sanders coalition: A bunch of white people?

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Harold Meyerson and Jack Ross discuss whether Sanders’s class-based approach to politics may hinder his ability to form a racially diverse coalition.

The DMZ

A conservative’s lament: “When does it end?”

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate progressive change in the wake of the legalization of gay marriage. Plus: Will Chris Christie play nationally?

The Glenn Show

Obama’s brilliant artifice

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Reflecting on the president’s eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Glenn Loury and John McWhorter consider Obama’s racial self-presentation. Plus: The end of the Confederate flag.

Rational Actors

Passing the “ideological Turing test”

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Kevin Glass and Timothy Lee discuss the importance of seeing issues from the other side. Plus: The rich: Are they jerks?

The future of conservative healthcare reform

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With Obamacare subsidies secure, Brian Beutler and Yevgeniy Feyman discuss state waivers. Plus: Game over for judicial challenges to Obamacare.

The DMZ

Bringing “liberal” back

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether moderate voters are moving left. Plus: Will conservatives turn on John Roberts?