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The Week in Blog | Oct 30, 2009 | Tim Fernholz & Matt K. Lewis

The Glenn Show

It’s not just about the tests

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the existential challenge posed by racial disparities in test scores.

The DMZ

Can “Florida Man” Win?

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On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis ask: Can DeSantis take Trump’s attacks? Plus: Are people moving to Florida to escape “wokeness”? Will an indictment hurt or help Trump? And did the 1980 “October Surprise” change the course of history?

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

To bail out or not to bail out?

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Robert Wright and banking expert Richard Vague discuss the costs and benefits of the government’s decision to intervene in the Silicon Valley Bank crisis.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Debating DeSantis

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the Florida governor’s framing of the Ukraine War as a “territorial dispute”.

The DMZ

Ron DeSantis’s Ukraine Bet

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On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the SVB bank crisis—is “wokeness” to blame? Plus: Should DeSantis copy Trump’s “America First” approach to Ukraine? And will we miss Mitch McConnell when he’s gone?

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Reckoning with the atomic bomb

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Robert Wright and Ananyo Bhattacharya, author of The Man from the Future, discuss how John von Neumann handled the ethical questions arising from his work on the Manhattan project.

The Glenn Show

The Scott Adams controversy

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams’s remarks about black people.