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Greg Marx (Columbia Journalism Review) and Gordon Witkin (The Center for Public Integrity)

On Democracy in America, Greg talks to Gordon about transparency and accountability in government. Gordon explains why New Jersey got high marks just before Gov. Christie’s bridge scandal. Greg asks why special interests are sending more money to Montana, of all places. Is all this outside money shifting politics to the left or the right? Is the Supreme Court making it harder to report on campaign finance? They close by considering how many races are determined by outside money.

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Recorded:Apr 9    Posted:Apr 13, 2014
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Democracy in America | Apr 13, 2014 | Greg Marx & Gordon Witkin

The DMZ

Nikki Haley Sells Out. Again.

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On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss Nikki Haley’s very predictable announcement of support for Donald Trump.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

GPT-4o: harbinger of the Metaverse?

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Robert Wright and Paul Bloom discuss the latest LLM offering from OpenAI.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

In Defense of AI Doomerism

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Robert Wright and AI safety activist Liron Shapira discuss the case for treating AI as an existential threat. Plus: The OpenAI resignations, the “Pause AI” movement, assessing Altman’s AI safety sincerity, and more.

The DMZ

Trump and Biden are Set to Debate

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What’s behind Biden’s decision to schedule early debates with Trump? Matt K. Lewis and Bill Scher discuss on this week’s DMZ.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Has Antisemitism Surged?

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Robert Wright and The Free Press reporter Eli Lake discuss campus protests, free speech controversies, DEI, and the Israel lobby.

The DMZ

Stormy Daniels’ Graphic Testimony

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Why are evangelicals sticking with Trump despite his adultery? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Antisemitism and Free Speech

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Robert Wright and Paul Bloom discuss campus controversies, media misinformation, and whether the “new atheists” get religion wrong.

The DMZ

Trump’s 2nd Term Plan: Be MEANER

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Should we be freaked out about Trump’s second-term agenda? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

A Debate on Israel-Palestine

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Coleman Hughes, author of The End of Race Politics, talks to Robert Wright about campus protests, the war in Gaza, and Palestinian national identity.