On Adamize, Adam and Dan discuss the GOP convention in Tampa. Can Ann Romney humanize her husband, or should she just portray him as a job-creating robot? Dan recounts how the pro-life movement disowned Todd Akin, and Adam explains why rape exceptions for abortion are a tricky issue for Republicans. Gay and lesbian Republicans may be an awkward fit for the GOP convention, but Dan reports that they’re making themselves known. Finally, Adam argues that Ann Romney’s favorite TV show, Modern Family, proves that the gay rights movement is destined for victory.
Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus also discuss Bob Menendez’s corruption indictment, the issue that could sink Trump’s campaign, the mystery of America’s open border, the state of Ukraine’s international support, and more.
Is it possible to implement a fairer version of affirmative action without jettisoning race from the process entirely? Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, and literary scholar Tyler Austin Harper debate the question.
What does Rep. Boebert’s groping, the end of the Senate dress code, Kristi Noem’s alleged affair, and VA state legislative candidate Susanna Gibson’s online sex side hustle have in common? Maybe nothing? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.