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Bloggingheads videos  —  January 2012

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Jan 30, 2012 —  Glenn Loury & Ross Levine
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Economist Ross Levine is on The Glenn Show to discuss money in America. Did Mitt Romney get rich through “vulture capitalism”? Glenn comes to the conclusion that private equity firms have gotten a bad rap, but also that they should probably pay more taxes. And Ross explains how competition can fix the banking system.

Jan 27, 2012 —  Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
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This week: Bill and Matt need viewer input on renaming their show. Then, under consideration: Is Romney getting stronger, or are his opponents just pathetic? Do political leaders need inspiring “moon-shot” ideas, or are voters craving a return to normalcy? Did the State of the Union show Obama triangulating or rallying his base?

Jan 26, 2012 —  Matthew Duss & Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
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On Foreign Entanglements, Matt talks with Daveed Gartenstein-Ross about foreign policy in the State of the Union. Will America miss the boat on the Arab Spring? Is Obama’s triumphalism over Al Qaeda premature? Also, the simmering crisis in the Strait of Hormuz and Daveed’s foreign policy trends to watch over the next decade.

Jan 24, 2012 —  John McWhorter & Glenn Loury
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Glenn announces his new venture at, The Glenn Show. John also announces an exciting new venture: a baby daughter! John and Glenn talk about how GOP presidential candidates are using racial symbolism and racial stereotypes. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum come in for especially close scrutiny, both positive and negative. Also under discussion: how race shapes the public’s perception of Michelle Obama.

Jan 23, 2012 —  Robert Wright & Michael Young
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To find out what’s happening in Syria, Robert Wright talks to journalist Michael Young, based in nearby Lebanon. Is the anti-Assad genie out of the bottle? Is the country on the precipice of a full-blown civil war? Could Arab troops intervene to defend anti-regime protesters? Also, Michael discusses the view from the Middle East on the potential for war with Iran.

Jan 20, 2012 —  Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
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On The Week in Blog: Can Newt ride conservative hatred of the media to victory? Is it better for presidential candidates to stay on message or to improvise? Why isn’t Romney proud of his tax return? And did blogger Erick Erickson push Perry out of the race?