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1 September 2014

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Jul 8, 2014 — Sarah Posner & Caroline Mala Corbin
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The Posner Show

In a follow-up to last week’s discussion of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, Sarah talks with Caroline about the Court’s unusual order on Thursday in Wheaton College v. Burwell. Does this injunction contradict the ruling in Hobby Lobby? Caroline makes the case against Wheaton College’s “facilitation argument” that filling out a form that triggers the insurance company to provide contraception coverage creates a substantial religious burden. How will the lower courts now rule on the raft of similar cases? If non-profits refuse to fill out the form, will sending the government an e-mail suffice? Plus: How the Court got Congress’s intention with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act wrong.

Jul 2, 2014 — Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
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The DMZ
On The DMZ: Matt doesn’t consider Hobby Lobby a huge victory, and Bill argues it was a narrower ruling than many liberals fear. Matt takes the left’s reaction to the ruling as another example of our age of constant outrage. Why is John Boehner threatening to sue Obama over the president’s executive orders? Bill thinks the death of comprehensive immigration reform could have unexpected results in November. They check in on the still unspooling craziness that was the Mississippi GOP Senate primary. Plus: Will a Republican Bill Clinton emerge from the midst of the GOP civil war?
Jul 1, 2014 — Sarah Posner & Caroline Mala Corbin
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The Posner Show
On The Posner Show, Sarah talks to Caroline about the Supreme Court’s decision in Hobby Lobby. Is the decision a narrow one, as the majority insists, or one of “startling breadth,” as Justice Ginsburg charges in her dissent? They discuss how the decision affects religious non-profits that have also challenged the contraception mandate. How did the decision expand the scope of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act? Will HHS now step in to provide contraception coverage for Hobby Lobby employees? Might some companies try to game the system to save money? Did the government make a mistake by not challenging Hobby Lobby’s claim that emergency contraception and IUDs are abortifacients? Plus: How Hobby Lobby will affect gay rights cases.
Jun 29, 2014 — Glenn Loury & Harold Pollack
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The Glenn Show
On The Glenn Show, Glenn talks to Harold about politics domestic and international. They start out by analyzing violent crime in Chicago’s South Side. Harold explains inner-city violence with game theory. Then, they turn to international affairs: Does Pope Francis have moral authority in the Middle East? Will the Holocaust ever become politically irrelevant? Finally, Harold gives up on presidential politics, and Glenn argues that, on international affairs, Obama is worse than Nixon.
Jun 26, 2014 — Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
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The DMZ
On The DMZ, Bill and Matt discuss the GOP Senate primary in Mississippi, where Thad Cochran pulled out a surprising win over Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. Bill talks about some of the quirks of politics in the South that might have tipped the race in Cochran’s favor, and Matt wonders whether Cochran’s victory means that populist, big-government conservatism is making a comeback. They move on to the Supreme Court’s rulings on presidential recess appointments and abortion-clinic buffer zones. Is Bernie Sanders the liberal to give Hillary Clinton a run for her money in 2016? Plus: The agony and the ecstasy of the World Cup.

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