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Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public AffairsBrown University) and Harold Pollack (University of Chicago, The Century Foundation)

On The Glenn Show, Harold makes the case for the Affordable Care Act, but Glenn wonders why Obama isn’t defending the law on the stump. In the wake of the controversy over Obamacare, Harold fears a “legislative Vietnam syndrome.” How should proponents of same-sex marriage treat those who use religion to argue against gay rights? Glenn and Harold discuss the problems with using religious arguments in the public sphere, and Harold defends the decidedly uncivil rhetoric of the writer and gay rights advocate Dan Savage. Turning to the presidential campaign, Glenn derides Obama’s attacks on Romney’s tenure in private equity. Should we be leery of a resurgent economic populism?

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Recorded:May 25    Posted:May 30, 2012
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The Glenn Show | May 30, 2012 | Glenn Loury & Harold Pollack

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.

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The welcome platitudes of Joe Biden

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

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Human rights gone wrong

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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.

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“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.