11 August 2022


A Justice Dept. out of its depth?

Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis assess their confidence levels in the case against Trump in the wake of the FBI's raid on Mar-a-Lago. Play entire video

The road to economic growth

Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, and economist Richard Wolff debate the relative merits of planned economies and free markets, as well as the rights of workers to determine the fate of the companies they work for.

Pelosi pokes the panda

Robert Wright and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman assess the wisdom of the House Speaker’s trip to Taiwan.

Styles of excellence

Glenn Loury and physicist Stephon Alexander, author of Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider’s Guide to the Future of Physics, discuss the racial achievement gap in quantitative fields and how it might be closed.

The case against Biden’s second term

Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the argument for Biden bowing out of the 2024 race.

A Stop the Steal for the left?

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus ask whether liberals and the left could be susceptible to election fraud conspiracies.

My enemy’s enemy

Matt K. Lewis and Bill Scher discuss the risky Democratic strategy of supporting Trumpy Republican primary candidates.

Waiting for Steve Bannon

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss how damning the January 6 hearings have been for Trump and what other evidence could surface.

Casualties of the culture war

Glenn Loury and economist Rajiv Sethi debate the damage done by CRT-type initiatives in public schools and the unjust targeting of some educators and administrators.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

The company man: sage or sucker?

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Robert Wright, Jonah Goldberg, and Mickey Kaus debate the merits of putting commitment to an institution ahead of one’s personal brand.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

A midterm bellwether in Kansas?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss whether a win for abortion rights in Kansas indicates broader midterm gains for Democrats.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Social media sins and the Ukraine war

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Robert Wright and Rajan Menon discuss how toxic political discourse helps prolong the fighting.

The Glenn Show

In defense of Clarence Thomas

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter denounce recent ugly attacks on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Shallow debate, deep divisions

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Robert Wright and writer Ross Douthat discuss the state of America’s political discourse.


Is DeSantis eroding Trump’s standing in the GOP?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the threat the Florida Governor poses to Trump’s influence and 2024 hopes.