On The Glenn Show, Glenn and John react to Ta-Nehisi Coates’s article reviving the case for reparations. John says that Coates won’t persuade Americans. John and Glenn worry that political correctness stands in the way of candid facts. How well does America understand its racist history? What’s the point of reflecting on atrocities? Finally, Glenn offers his own critique of the case for reparations.
On Drezburt, Heather and Dan discuss Obama’s big foreign policy speech at West Point. Has the administration failed to prioritize international trade agreements? Who was the speech’s intended audience? Can Congress be persuaded to lift sanctions on Iran? Why is John Kerry telling Edward Snowden to “man up”? Dan argues that Obama is just going through the motions on foreign policy, and wonders if the administration is catering to public indifference to global affairs. Plus: Heather asks Dan about his new book on the financial crisis.
On The DMZ, Bill and Matt react to the Isla Vista shooting: Has the feminist response been productive or damaging? Matt fears all white men being presumed guilty. Is liberal Hollywood responsible for spreading a message of violence and misogyny? Is normal young male behavior at risk of being stigmatized? Moving to politics: Why did the Tea Party oust a 91-year-old conservative WWII veteran the day after Memorial Day? Matt has some counterintuitive advice for Ted Cruz on how to run for president. Plus: How Godzilla is a cautionary tale about a new kind of terrorist attack.