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6 October 2022

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Biden’s unstrategic non-ambiguity

Why political scientist Michael Beckley thinks the president’s pledge to defend Taiwan is a bad idea. Play entire video

Is Biden’s brain a problem?

Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss whether the President is suffering cognitive decline or just being Joe Biden.

Putin’s downfall?

Robert Wright and Anatol Lieven discuss whether Russia’s military failures could lead to regime change in Moscow.

The Russia-Ukraine paradox

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss whether Ukraine’s military progress makes Putin more likely to usher in catastrophe.

Where’s the GOP’s “Team Normal”?

Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss whether non-Trumpist Republicans are normalizing election denying.

Fifty shades of US-China relations

Sebastian Strangio, author of In the Dragon’s Shadow, explains why Sino-American relations look “grayer” when viewed from Southeast Asia.

What’s Lindsey Graham thinking?

Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis question the wisdom of the Republican Senator’s introduction of a 15-week abortion ban bill.

Rules for thee but not for me?

Robert Wright and New York Times columnist Bret Stephens debate whether the US applies higher standards to China and Russia than to itself.

Is Oz unfairly fettered?

Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss whether John Fetterman’s health is a legitimate concern for voters and whether Dr. Mehmet Oz risks backlash for questioning it.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

The Russia-Ukraine powder keg

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss ways things could escalate in Ukraine after Putin’s annexation.

The Glenn Show

Where do progressives stand on civil liberties?

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Glenn Loury discusses the contradictions of progressive positions on free speech and civil liberties with lawyer, law professor, and author Lara Bazelon.

The Glenn Show

Is marriage important?

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Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, and Ian Rowe, founder and CEO of Vertex Enterprise Academies, debate the meaning and significance of marriage.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Putin’s predicament

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the political and military pressures faced by the Russian leader.

The Glenn Show

What is “social capital”?

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Glenn Loury and economist Larry Kotlikoff discuss Glenn’s concept of “social capital” and how social inequality perpetuates itself.

The Glenn Show

John vs. Ibram X. Kendi on Twitter

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss John’s contentious online exchange with the Boston University professor and racial justice advocate.