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Bloggingheads.tv videos — February 2014

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Feb 16, 2014 — Glenn Loury & Ann Althouse
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The Glenn Show
On The Glenn Show, Ann and Glenn reflect on Valentine’s Day and modern love. Ann is frustrated by Nancy Pelosi’s focus on gender politics. Glenn thinks Rand Paul has a point about Bill Clinton’s exploitation of women. They next discuss sexual relations in different industries and cultures. Is it imperialist to support gay rights abroad? Finally, Anne reminds us that there is no “up” or “down” in love.
Feb 13, 2014 — Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
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The DMZ
On The DMZ, Bill and Matt react to NFL prospect Michael Sam‘s decision to come out of the closet. Are the debt ceiling wars finally over? Is immigration reform alive? Why is the Tea Party out to get Mitch McConnell? Plus: Is Chris Christie back with a defense of income inequality?
Feb 12, 2014 — Kevin Glass & Niraj Chokshi
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Rational Actors
On Rational Actors, Kevin talks to Niraj about policy innovation in the states, such as campaigns to raise the minimum wage. Do states take precedence when the federal government is gridlocked? Niraj notes the effects of one-party control in a majority of states. They discuss marijuana-legalization initiatives being pushed in both red and blue states, and uncover the meaning of meaningless state resolutions. Plus: Are Americans actually picking up and moving to states where laws are more congenial to their views?
Feb 11, 2014 — Jillian C. York & Katherine Maher
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Interrobang‽
On Interrobang‽, Jillian and Katherine explain why February 11th is “The Day We Fight Back” against the NSA’s online surveillance. Why should non-US citizens care about the NSA? They explain how the campaign is bringing together traditional activists, online media companies, and regular concerned citizens. Turning to the Sochi Olympics, they react to the discovery that the Russian government is spying on hotel bathrooms. Is it fair for Western journalists to complain about #SochiProblems? Finally, does Glenn Greenwald’s new organization, First Look Media, have a diversity problem?
Feb 11, 2014 — Robert Farley & Stephen M. Saideman
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Foreign Entanglements
On Foreign Entanglements, Rob speaks with Steve Saideman, co-author of the new book NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone. Steve discusses his research on the nature of restrictions on coalition warfare in the NATO alliance. Rob asks Steve about how military culture and personal relationships affect the conduct of coalition operations, and Steve elucidates the differences between forces that prioritize outcomes and those that prioritize behavior. Steve sums up his Churchillian view of NATO. Rob and Steve talk about communicating political science findings to a broader audience, then close with a discussion about the recent efforts of the International Studies Association to restrict blogging.

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