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Washington Monthly | Aug 10, 2015 | Paul Glastris, Ed Kilgore, & David Atkins

The Wright Show

Steve Bannon, public enemy

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss Bannon’s role in ramping up the January 6 riot.

The Glenn Show

What’s happening to New York’s top high schools?

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Glenn Loury and Wai Wah Chin, Charter President of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance of Greater New York, discuss recent attempts to change admissions standards for New York City exam schools.

The DMZ

Keeping infrastructure on track

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss whether Democrats can get the infrastructure deal done by the November 1 deadline.

The Wright Show

In defense of whataboutism

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Robert Wright and Steven Pinker, author of the book Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters, discuss the usefulness of a much-derided rhetorical maneuver.

Culturally Determined

The case for Jewish anger

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Dara Horn, author of the new book People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present.

The Wright Show

Is Trump a rational actor?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus ask whether Trump’s threat to undermine Republicans in the midterms is a calculated move or just a bid for attention

The Glenn Show

Behind the New York Times “megaphone”

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss how John is perceived now that he writes for the Times.

The DMZ

Is Dave Chappelle serious?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis debate whether Chappelle should be held responsible for the political content in his latest stand-up special.

The Wright Show

Is journalistic neutrality obsolete?

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Robert Wright and Aryeh Cohen-Wade debate whether the ideal of objectivity in reporting is a concept whose time has passed.

Culturally Determined

The Bard of Twitter

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with the anonymous person who tweets as William Shakespeare.