logo

26 April 2019

logo
Jul 18, 2013 — Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
video screenshot
The DMZ
On The DMZ: Matt sees nothing but nepotism in Liz Cheney’s Wyoming Senate run. What ever happened to respecting your political elders? Bill heralds the filibuster deal as proof that John McCain has become Obama’s new BFF. Can conservatives adapt to the political bias towards action? Bill explains why he won’t read This Town, Mark Leibovich’s exposé of DC culture. Has Obama broken his promise to change the way Washington works? Plus: Why Matt identifies more with Trayvon Martin than with George Zimmerman.
Jul 16, 2013 — Sarah Posner & Anthea Butler
video screenshot
The Posner Show
On The Posner Show, Sarah talks with Anthea about religion and the acquittal of George Zimmerman. The verdict made Anthea think of a book she read in seminary, Is God A White Racist? They discuss how appeals to religion differ on the right and the left. What does Juror B37’s interview with Anderson Cooper reveal about the racial biases jurors brought to the case? Sarah and Anthea strongly critique Richard Cohen’s column on the trial. Finally: How should President Obama talk about the case?
Jul 13, 2013 — Glenn Loury & John McWhorter
video screenshot
The Glenn Show
On The Glenn Show, Glenn and John talk about the racial politics of the George Zimmerman trial. John offers a thought experiment to people who want Zimmerman behind bars. Glenn says that no matter the verdict, Trayvon Martin’s death is a tragedy and an outrage. Then, they remember the Henry Louis Gates arrest incident from 2009. Finally, Glenn and John discuss the future of affirmative action after the recent Supreme Court decision.
Jul 13, 2013 — Kevin Glass & Zack Beauchamp
video screenshot
Rational Actors
On Rational Actors, Kevin and Zack discuss Rand Paul’s embattled aid Jack Hunter and his defense of the Confederacy. They explore the intellectual divisions among libertarians and how they affect Paul’s presidential ambitions. Are neo-Confederates by definition racists? Moving on to agricultural policy, they debate the House GOP’s decision to separate food stamps from farm subsidies. Kevin suggests Republicans are more influenced by the farm lobby than by grassroots conservatives. Zack accuses Republicans in Congress of having no interest in legislating.
Jul 12, 2013 — Conor Friedersdorf & Jamelle Bouie
video screenshot
Friedersdorf
On Friedersdorf, Conor and Jamelle discuss the controversy surrounding Rand Paul’s aid Jack Hunter, a libertarian writer with Confederate sympathies. Is it possible to sympathize with secession and not slavery? Jamelle grants that Paul wants a more diverse GOP, but says his neo-Confederate associations undermine this goal. He also wonders what Paul’s real convictions are, prompting Conor to compare Hunter to Jeremiah Wright. Jamelle points to Paul’s stance on the Voting Rights Act and the welfare state as evidence of unsavory racial attitudes. Conor suggests that Paul is being singled out for racism while other politicians get a pass on civil liberties violations.
Jul 10, 2013 — Bill Scher & Justin Green
video screenshot
The DMZ
On The DMZ, guest host Justin talks to Bill about the kind of conservatism he believes in. They discuss the GOP’s ongoing response to the implementation of Obamacare. Bill suggests that Republicans need to lose another election before the reform wing gets a fair hearing. They then review the wide-open 2016 presidential field and predict the fate of the immigration reform bill. Plus: Bill and Justin debate immigration.
Jul 8, 2013 — Robert Farley & Clayton Thyne
video screenshot
Foreign Entanglements
On an unfortunately truncated episode of Foreign Entanglements, Rob and Clay discuss the political science of military coups. Rob asks Clay about the international reaction to the Egyptian coup of February 2011, and the nature of Obama’s leadership. Rob and Clay then muse about Obama’s general foreign policy approach, consider the likely outcome of the most recent coup, and share some thoughts on how Egypt might look ten years from now.

Archives