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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and Ann Althouse (Althouse)

On The Glenn Show, Ann and Glenn look back on 2012—but wait, is all this year-in-review stuff a waste of time? They discuss what the election was really about, and the inherently non-rational aspect of politics. Ann sermonizes on the response to the Newtown shooting. Glenn insists that the children killed in Newtown and young people killed as a result of drug violence in Chicago are equally innocent victims. Has the press given Obama a pass on Benghazi and drone strikes? Finally, Glenn endorses Quentin Tarantino’s controversial new movie, Django Unchained.

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Recorded:Dec 29    Posted:Dec 31, 2012
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The Glenn Show | Dec 31, 2012 | Glenn Loury & Ann Althouse

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