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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

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Reckoning with Russiagate

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss recent developments in the Trump-Russia narrative and its handling in the media.

The Glenn Show

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The DMZ

Nikki Haley for…Veep?

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On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the news that Nikki Haley is running for prez—but is she actually angling for veep? Plus: GOP disjunctions over Ukraine and on the debt limit and will Paul Pelosi conspiracy theorists apologize?

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

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Nikita Petrov talks about political repression, public opinion, and Kremlin propaganda in his home country.

The Glenn Show

Is another Harlem Renaissance possible?

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the achievements of the Harlem Renaissance writers and how they compare to the mindset of contemporary Black Studies programs.

The DMZ

Pat Buchanan Retires

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On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the legacy of the newly-retired Pat Buchanan. Plus: Is White Lotus conservative?; The debt limit showdown; and will Haley take on Trump?

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

A false flag in Ukraine?

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Political scientist Ivan Katchanovski argues that the 2014 Maidan massacre was perpetrated mainly by snipers from far-right groups in hopes that the government would be blamed.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Biden’s chances in 2024

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate the odds of reelection.

The Glenn Show

The false promise of net zero emissions

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Glenn Loury and physicist Steven Koonin discuss how the push to halt carbon emissions obscures the limits of climate science.