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Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public AffairsBrown University) and John McWhorter (Columbia University, Lexicon Valley, The Atlantic)

On The Glenn Show, Glenn and John discuss the charge that Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries might not be “black enough” to run that city. Glenn, remembering Obama’s early failed run against Rep. Bobby Rush in Chicago, asks what’s wrong with voters objecting to a candidate who seems inauthentic. John counters that judging candidates on superficial characteristics won’t help minority communities. Glenn contends that the gut is often as important as the mind in politics. Next: Is Spike Lee right about gentrification in Brooklyn? Can gentrification benefit both old and new neighborhood residents? Plus: Why the younger generation may not care about gentrification battles.

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The Glenn Show | Mar 24, 2014 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

The Glenn Show

Debating the merits of impeachment

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter ask whether Trump should be impeached for inciting the Capitol riot.

The DMZ

The welcome platitudes of Joe Biden

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the conciliatory tone of Biden’s inauguration address.

The Wright Show

Human rights gone wrong

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Robert Wright and Marissa Conway discuss how a feminist approach to foreign policy could help protect human rights without resorting to military force.

MeaningofLife.tv

Sex, death, and science

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Nikita Petrov talks to John Horgan about his new book, Pay Attention: Sex, Death, and Science, which contextualizes big philosophical questions within the everyday thoughts of a science writer.

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The Wright Show

Wrang-wranging the rioters

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus try to untangle what went on inside the Capitol on January 6.

The Glenn Show

How Obama enabled Trump

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Glenn Loury and Daniel Bessner discuss how Obama’s missteps helped pave the way for Trump.

The DMZ

A MAGA scorned

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Matt Lewis and Bill Scher discuss whether the Republican Party is better off banning Donald Trump from running for president again.

Culturally Determined

Arranged marriages for Millennials

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Justin Murphy describes his new company that arranges marriages for Millennials and Zoomers.

The Wright Show

How close are we to China-level censorship?

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Robert Wright and Conor Friedersdorf discuss the unprecedented power that tech companies have over speech in the US.

Culturally Determined

“We’re storming the Capitol, it’s a revolution!”

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and historian Bill Black discuss the possible mindsets of the MAGA insurrectionists.