23 July 2014

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Jun 11, 2014 — Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
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On The DMZ: Why did Eric Cantor lose? Bill argues that Cantor’s loss doesn’t doom immigration reform, and Matt explains why the GOP base is so against reform. What happens now that Cantor is out as Majority Leader? Does Hillary Clinton’s comments about being “dead broke” prove that she’s off her game? Is former Montana governor Brian Schweitzer’s strategy to win the Democratic nomination so crazy that it just might work? Bill defends Woodrow Wilson against critics from the left. Plus: The case for running against a seemingly unbeatable candidate.
Jun 9, 2014 — Conor Friedersdorf & Phoebe Maltz Bovy
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On Friedersdorf, Conor and Phoebe discuss the plague of parental oversharing. What kind of privacy is owed to celebrities like Justin Bieber? Phoebe describes traveling to Japan, where it was impossible for her to “pass” as a native. Moving to the Isla Vista shooting, Conor argues that the media should deny notoriety to mass shooters. Phoebe complicates the narrative around #YesAllWomen, and wonders whether “rape culture” is a useful term. Conor and Phoebe critique the idea of “checking your privilege”—is this just a way for insanely privileged people to nitpick each others’ lives? Plus: Why Conor is accused of privilege when he criticizes drone warfare.
Jun 8, 2014 — Glenn Loury & Larry Kotlikoff
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The Glenn Show
On The Glenn Show, Glenn and Larry argue about superstar economist Thomas Piketty. Larry contends that the best-selling Capital in the Twenty-First Century is sensationalistic and wrong. If Piketty’s a “fraud,” why do Krugman, Summers, Solow, and other eminent economists like his book? Finally, Glenn urges economists to read history.
Jun 4, 2014 — Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
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On The DMZ, Bill and Matt respond to a Twitter controversy sparked by their previous diavlog on #YesAllWomen. They debate Matt’s recent piece suggesting that white men are no longer allowed to voice opinions on race and gender. Bill outlines his liberal case for the NSA. Is freed POW Bowe Bergdahl a hero or a traitor? Matt describes what Tony Kornheiser taught him about blogging. Plus: Recapping the Mississippi GOP primary.