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Bloggingheads.tv videos — February 2013

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Feb 15, 2013 — Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
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The DMZ
On The DMZ: Did Marco Rubio’s gulp of water endear him even more to the conservative base? Does Rand Paul’s Tea Party response make him the man to beat in the 2016 GOP primary? What would a Rubio-Paul foreign policy debate look like? And will Obama’s State of the Union cement the liberal trajectory for America beyond his presidency, or are the Democrats burdened by a weak bench for 2016?
Feb 13, 2013 — Glenn Loury & Joshua Cohen
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The Glenn Show
On a truncated edition of The Glenn Show, Glenn and Josh review Obama’s State of the Union address. Did the president bid farewell to post-partisanship? Josh lauds Obama’s efforts to help the poor, but Glenn questions the efficacy of raising the minimum wage. And were Obama’s remarks on the legality of drone warfare ultimately meaningless?
Feb 12, 2013 — Sarah Posner & Anthea Butler
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The Posner Show
On The Posner Show, Sarah speaks with Anthea about the shocking resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Anthea argues that the greatest mark on Benedict’s legacy will be his reactive, rather than proactive, response to the sex abuse scandal; she argues that the next pope will have to deal decisively with sexual abuse within the Church. Anthea and Sarah discuss the reasons why Catholics are leaving the church, and Benedict’s desire for a smaller, purer church. Will the next Pope come from outside of Europe, perhaps from Latin America, Asia, Africa—or even Canada? Finally, Anthea says the next pope needs to be of the 21st century, rather than the 17th.
Feb 11, 2013 — Robert Farley & Peter Mansoor
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Foreign Entanglements
On Foreign Entanglements, Rob talks to Peter about the latter’s recent edited volume, Hybrid Warfare. Pete explains the reasoning behind his chapter selections, leading to discussions about warfare in Ancient Rome, the American Civil War, and the Second Sino-Japanese War. Rob asks Pete about the changes that technology has wrought in the practice of hybrid war, and Pete and Rob then discuss the upcoming sequester and the future of the American military establishment.
Feb 10, 2013 — Sarah Posner & Corey Robin
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The Posner Show
Sarah brings Corey on The Posner Show to talk about the controversial “boycott, divestment and sanctions” (BDS) panel recently held at Brooklyn College. Corey tells the story of the backlash against the panel, and the threat to academic freedom that it posed. Sarah and Corey debate the wisdom of the backlash, and Corey describes the BDS event itself. Would this type of event cause as much controversy at a different school? Finally, Corey argues that Brooklyn College is changing—and that this isn’t a bad thing.
Feb 8, 2013 — Glenn Loury & Mark Kleiman
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The Glenn Show
On The Glenn Show, Glenn and Mark talk crime and punishment. Mark points out that few people in the larger social service world consider crime prevention to be part of their mission. They debate NYC’s “stop and frisk” policing and that city’s low homicide rate compared to Chicago. Mark reviews his research on crime prevention, where he aims to get the criminal justice system to “act like a halfway decent parent.” Mark argues that his methods, while effective, are not politically popular because they’re neither mean nor generous. Finally, Glenn challenges Mark on the moral aspects of his theory of crime reduction.
Feb 7, 2013 — Matthew Duss & Yousef Munayyer
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Foreign Entanglements
On Foreign Entanglements, Matt talks to Yousef about Obama’s upcoming trip to Israel, which will be his first as president. Matt wonders how the trip will affect Obama and Netanyahu’s tense relationship. Yousef worries that the Israeli public doesn’t actually support a two-state solution. How could the existence of a Palestinian state advance the interests of the US? And how did the Chuck Hagel hearings affect international opinion of America? Finally, Yousef and Matt consider how strongly the American public supports Israel.

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