logo

7 July 2015

logo

Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic, Byliner) and Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero)

Conor asks whether Bob might abandon the Democratic Party over national security issues. Bob posits that humans aren’t evolutionarily equipped to evaluate the possibility of blowback in foreign affairs. Conor wonders why Americans aren’t more willing to impose checks on the executive branch—what won’t the public will accept in the name of “security”? They next discuss whether Obama’s mild manner causes people to accept policies that they would object to under a more cowboyish president. Bob presses Conor about what he hopes to gain by voting for Libertarian Party candidates. They conclude with Bob making the case that network effects all but guarantee Facebook’s long-term success—an argument Conor isn’t buying.

Play entire video
Recorded:Jun 5    Posted:Jun 6, 2012
Download:
wmv
mp4
mp3
Friedersdorf | Jun 6, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Robert Wright

Foreign Entanglements

Make corporate America protect Bangladeshi garment workers

playvideo screenshot

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

Is “death with dignity” a distraction?

playvideo screenshot

Derek Ayeh and Dr. Sean Morrison discuss whether the medical profession should focus its energy on palliative care instead of on assisted suicide. Plus: The biggest problems with American healthcare.

Woodruff & Strauss

Distortions of the DC/NY media hive mind

playvideo screenshot

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?

playvideo screenshot

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?”

playvideo screenshot

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

playvideo screenshot

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”

playvideo screenshot

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

playvideo screenshot

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

playvideo screenshot

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