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Conor Friedersdorf (The AtlanticMeeting Triumph and Disaster) and Mark Oppenheimer (The New York Times, markoppenheimer.com)

Mark talks about his recent profile of Maggie Gallagher, a leading opponent of gay marriage. He and Conor agree that legal gay marriage is both inevitable  and probably a good thing. They disagree about who truly speaks for Catholics. Conor calls for abandoning the norm that says “objective journalists” should hide their opinions, while Mark sees value in it. Is it always best to be charitable toward one’s ideological opponents? They conclude by debating whether homeschooling is bad for a liberal society.

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Recorded:Feb 20    Posted:Feb 21, 2012
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Friedersdorf | Feb 21, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Mark Oppenheimer

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