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20 June 2019

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Kevin Glass (Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity) and Betsy Woodruff (The Daily Beast)

On Rational Actors, Kevin and Betsy discuss the political fallout from the technical failures of healthcare.gov, and consider rhetorical and political parallels between Obamacare and the Iraq war. If the website woes continue, will Obama delay the individual mandate? Kevin notes that the conservative base supports the intransigence of politicians like Sen. Ted Cruz. Could the shutdown cost the GOP the House in 2014? Finally, Betsy disputes the dominant media narrative that evangelicals are enthusiastic about immigration reform.

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Rational Actors | Oct 22, 2013 | Kevin Glass & Betsy Woodruff

MeaningofLife.tv

Mourning on Twitter

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Rachel Vorona-Cote, who recently wrote about grieving for her mother’s death in the essay “The Fraught Culture of Online Mourning.”

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The Glenn Show

The “black silent majority”

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Michael Fortner describes his book Black Silent Majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment, about support for draconian drug laws in the black community in the 1970s.

The Wright Show

Anti-interventionism isn’t isolationism

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Chris Preble, author of the new book Peace, War, and Liberty: Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy, explains why his libertarian skepticism about military intervention isn’t the same as isolationism.

Drezburt

Envisioning a post-Trump foreign policy

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Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner discuss what the next Democratic president would do if Trump loses in 2020.

The Wright Show

How do Iranians view Trump?

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Iranian-American journalist Negar Mortazavi explains.

The DMZ

Into the Amash pit

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Matt Lewis explains why he would readily vote for libertarian GOP congressman Justin Amash, who is weighing a presidential run.

Culturally Determined

“This is my home”

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Chris Arnade, author of the new book Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America, discusses why many Americans don’t move away from where they grew up to seek better opportunities.

MeaningofLife.tv

Abuse in the yoga community

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Josh Summers speaks with Matthew Remski, author of the new book Practice and All Is Coming, about the prevalence of sexual assault in highly devoted yoga communities.

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The Wright Show

The downside of civic engagement

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Oliver Burkeman, author of the recent Guardian essay “How the news took over reality,” says viewing the world through a political lens may ultimately be bad for democracy.