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Robert Farley & Colin Snider
The Brazilian scandals that won’t go away ... It’s corruption, all the way down! ... The chances that Brazil will be hit by a populist wave ... Venezuela’s downward spiral ... Will there be a military coup in Venezuela? ... Why Latin America worries about Trump ...
Robert Farley & Ankit Panda
How acute is the North Korea nuclear weapons crisis? ... Will South Korea bring back its “Sunshine Policy”? ... What North Korea thinks of Trump ... What China and Japan think of Trump ... How Duterte is shaping foreign policy in the Philippines ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
Is this the beginning of the end for GOP power? ... The possibility of impeachment ... Are the Republicans blowing their big break? ... The odds of getting President Pence ... The tarnished legacy of Roger Ailes ... Will the Trump era prompt conservative soul-searching? ...
Philip Menchaca & Levi McLaughlin
Soka Gakkai, Japan’s largest “new religion” ... Nichiren Buddhism as the one true religion ... Why would so many people join what's been called a “cult”? ... Electioneering as a religious practice ... Soka Gakkai’s place in the debate over Japan’s “peace clause” ...
Robert Wright & Jeffrey Lewis
Is North Korea behind the global malware attack? ... The surprisingly long range of the missile North Korea just tested ... Why China won't solve the North Korea problem ... Options for dealing with North Korea, from bad to worst ... How Japan and South Korea are responding to escalating tensions ... Jeffrey’s advice on what to do about North Korea’s nuclear program ... The outlook for arms control under Trump ...
Glenn Loury & James Forman
James’s new book, Locking Up Our Own ... Why black politicians backed harsh criminal laws in the 1960s ... Was a punitive system inevitable given the desire to fight crime? ... Was there really a “black silent majority”? ... Can social policy combat crime better than law enforcement? ... The root causes of mass incarceration ...
Robert Wright & Damon Linker
The Comey firing as confirmation of Trump’s disastrousness ... Was the Syria bombing politically calculated or just Trump being Trump? ... Trying to read Trump’s mind presupposes that he has one ... Did liberal dogmatism fuel the populist revolt? ... Could global governance moderate populist nationalism rather than fuel it? ... Why a universal basic income won’t work ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
Matt submits his candidacy for father of the year ... Will Comey’s firing unnerve Trump’s base? ... How a wiser White House would have dealt with Comey ... Is Trump’s support in Washington weakening? ... Debating whether the media is overreacting to Comey’s firing ...
Robert Wright & Aryeh Cohen-Wade
WTF at the FBI ... The coming Comey blowback ... How Aryeh found peace of mind in the age of Trump ... How you can help Bloggingheads.tv (and why you should) ... Join Bob’s war on political polarization and the psychology of tribalism! ...
Glenn Loury & John McWhorter
Campus protests as activist theater ... Glenn: Antifa groups are the real fascists ... Debating whether activists want power more than justice ... The religious vibes of leftwing protests ... The triumph of individualism: A teaser of the next Glenn-John talk ...
Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Farhad Manjoo
How Facebook is trying to fix its fake news problem… ... …and why it doesn’t want human editors ... Facebook’s flirtation with virtual reality ... Does Zuckerberg have political ambitions? ... How the election changed the way Silicon Valley thinks ... Will Facebook reign forever? ...
Bill Scher & Kevin Glass
A special DMZ/Rational Actors crossover episode ... Kevin: Why I voted for Hillary ... Will the GOP health care bill be a boon to Democrats? ... Why repealing Obamacare could torpedo tax reform ... How Trump’s “religious liberty” order could rankle social conservatives ... Who will be the stars of the 2020 election? ... What Hillary’s loss means for Democrats in 2020 ...
Robert Wright & Robert Jervis
Why Kim Jong-un is unimpressed by U.S. attempts to intimidate ... What good are nuclear weapons if you can’t use them? ... Trump’s flashes of insight ... Rex Tillerson’s remarkable error rate ... The Trump administration’s dangerous stance on Iran ... When playing defense gets mistaken for offense ...
Robert Wright & Daniel Drezner
Dan's new book, The Ideas Industry ... Why thought leaders are prevailing over public intellectuals ... The new ecosystem of for-profit think tanks ... Asset bubbles in the marketplace of ideas ... A case study in thought leadership ... Improving the ideas industry ...
Robert Wright & Conor Friedersdorf
The inevitability of authoritarians ... Conor: Want to stop an authoritarian? Woo the conservatives. ... Is the U.S. addicted to neoconservatism? ... Failings of the Trump resistance ... How some on the left strengthen Trump ... The challenge of reporting on Trump ... Conor’s question for the Bloggingheads audience ...
Bill Scher & John Hawkins
DMZ, guest edition! Featuring veteran conservative blogger John Hawkins ... Why Trump is starting to win over Never Trumper John ... John grades Trump on trade ... The staying power of Trump’s base ... Deepening rifts in the Democratic Party ...
Glenn Loury & Rajiv Sethi
The murky link between facts and beliefs ... Is it fair to call Scott Pruitt a “climate change denier”? ... How facts get used and abused when talking about policing and race ... Comedy as a force for good… ... …and a source of trouble ... Showing loyalty to your group by challenging it ...
Philip Menchaca & Troy Campbell
Trump’s marketing savvy vs. Hillary's marketing woes ... When facts aren’t enough ... The case for slacktivism ... The misguided tactics some social activists use… ... …and three ways to do better ... Are we the Divided States of America? ... Was the Women’s March a success? ...
Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Megan Ganz
Megan’s inside take on the possible Writers Guild strike ... How Megan got her start writing for television ... The secret pattern that all stories share ... The creativity—and craziness—of Community ... That special something of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia ... Megan’s advice for aspiring television writers ...
Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus
Jared Kushner, the great and powerful ... Debating the morality of Trump’s “scare the immigrants” tactics ... The face-off between the Bannon and Kushner factions ... How Mickey would change Obamacare ... When Mickey and Tucker Carlson clashed over Fox News ... Bob had one hope for a Trump presidency—and now it’s gone ... Are the jackboots coming? ... When the anti-Trump movement strengthens Trump ...
Robert Wright & Erica Chenoweth
Erica’s data says that non-violent resistance works ... Hallmarks of successful resistance movements ... How the anti-Trump movement measures up ... Why Syria’s uprising turned violent ... How Egypt’s revolution went wrong ... How should the U.S. respond to resistance movements abroad? ... Erica’s advice for the anti-Trump movement ...
David Klion & Michael Tracey
Why does a nice lefty like Michael have an alt-right following? ... David to Michael: Shouldn’t you disavow your alt-right followers? ... Why Michael was so critical of Hillary ... The incoherence of Trump’s foreign policy ... Have liberals lost perspective on the Trump-Russia story? ... Did the Trump-Russia story lead to the Syria missile strikes? ...
Robert Wright & Eli Lake
A Bloggingheads détente in the Eli-Bob Twitter war ... Was Eli’s article on Syria a gift to neocons? ... Using the Syria conflict to fight ISIS and oppose Iran ... Can Syria find peace while Assad is its leader? ... When American exceptionalism collides with international law ... White House leaks galore! ... Is Iran a victim of demonization? ... Double standards in U.S. foreign policy ...
Heather Hurlburt & Daniel Drezner
The end of Turkish democracy? ... The foreign policy “axis of adults” ... Nikki Haley, rising star ... Why the MOAB and the Syria strikes won’t scare Kim Jong-Un ... Will Trump negotiate with North Korea? ...
Robert Wright & Jim Lobe
Is Trump abandoning America Firstism? ... The money behind Washington think tanks ... Are the regime change boys back in town? ... Why Jim thinks a Syria “surge” isn’t likely ... What Mattis wants ... Missile strikes? Cue applause. ... It’s springtime for neocons! ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
Trump’s good week ... Is Trump learning how to lead? ... Or learning the wrong lessons? ... A quick history of isolationism vs. interventionism ... Tulsi Gabbard’s move toward isolationism ... Bill’s buzzkill take on the Kansas race that cheered Democrats up ...
John Horgan & Mike Lemonick
The life of a science journalist ... Mike’s new book about Lonni Sue, a woman who lost her memories ... Lonni Sue’s artistic talent: Lost and found ... Do memories make you “you"? ... Using tech to enhance your memory ... Why Mike thinks predictions about the Singularity are fantasy ... The Science March: Good idea or bad idea? ...
Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Chris Arnade
Why Chris joined Wall Street, and why he left ... The front-row kids vs. the back-row kids ... Racism in the presidential election ... Will Trump voters stay with Trump? ... How to win over "the back-row" ... McDonald's as a community center ... Ways to revive a community ...
Robert Wright & Mark Schmitt
Why Mark thinks the GOP health-care agenda is dead ... Bannon v. Kushner: Compare and contrast ... Trump’s MIA foreign policy ... Will Bannon get the boot? ... What Trump needs to do to keep his base ... All aboard the Jeff Sessions policy time machine! ... Local news: Join a virtual meetup with Bob ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
It’s baseball season! ... The future of the filibuster ... Trump’s quiet successes ... Trump’s (empty?) threat to the Freedom Caucus ... What “America First” means for Syria ... The left’s anxiety about Trump and North Korea ...
Glenn Loury & John McWhorter
Would reparations for slavery repair anything? ... The faulty logic behind reparations and affirmative action ... John: Is it worth engaging with social justice arguments? ... The problem with tests for unconscious bias ... Is “the system” responsible for racial disparities? ... How to disrupt destructive cultural norms ...
Daniel Nexon & Yuval Weber
Putin’s plan to make Russia great again ... Why the Iraq War soured U.S.-Russia relations ... How Trump is disappointing Putin ... Yuval: Russia needs U.S. intervention in Syria ... Crimea as a turning point ... The story behind the recent protests in Russia ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
The health care bill post-mortem ... The GOP’s identity crisis ... Matt to Trump: To thine own self be true ... When should Democrats cooperate with Trump? ... Protecting the president’s brand ... Debating whether Obama missed his chance to unite the country ...
Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Phoebe Maltz Bovy
Phoebe’s new book, The Perils of “Privilege” ... The origins of "check your privilege" ... How internet culture fuels the privilege wars ... Anti-Semitism and Jewish privilege ... The three types of attacks on White Feminism ... Lena Dunham, queen of privilege? ... What Trump means for the privilege wars ...
Glenn Loury & Ann Althouse
The “normalizing Trump” debate ... Trump’s desire to keep judges “in check” ... Political posturing around Gorsuch and Garland ... Should judges infer that Trump wants a Muslim ban? ... Glenn defends the Shelby County ruling on voting rights ... Ann defends Citizen’s United ...
Robert Wright & Emily Parker
Emily’s attempt to fix social media… ... …and what got in the way ... The problem with Twitter is people ... The dark wizardry of social media algorithms ... Bob’s idea for saving Twitter ... Did social media pave the way for Trump? ... Social media activism after the Arab Spring ...
Glenn Loury & Harold Pollack
Why the Obamacare Medicaid expansion worked ... How block grants would reshape Medicaid ... Predicting the future of health care reform ... How health care reform is crucially different from welfare reform ... What preventing inner city violence looks like ... What’s the best way to get guns off the street? ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
Trump’s turning up the heat on health care—but will it matter? ... Bill: Trump doesn’t know when to quit ... How failing to “repeal and replace” could doom tax reform ... Trump’s “fake it ’till you make it” strategy ... The art of opposing a SCOTUS pick ... Democrats who might back Gorsuch ...
Robert Wright & Marcy Wheeler
What Comey revealed about the Trump-Russia investigation ... Was money laundering part of a Trump-Russia quid pro quo? ... Did the Trump campaign collude with Russia? ... Who gave the DNC documents to WikiLeaks? ... Marcy’s theory about what led to Trump’s wiretapping claim ...
Glenn Loury & Robert Cherry
Race, joblessness, crime: What’s the link? ... The causes of violent crime ... Why is there a racial divide in domestic abuse rates? ... Bob: Disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline begins at home ... The case for vocational programs ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
Bill, political analyst and beard evangelist ... The CBO’s bad news for the Obamacare replacement ... Matt: Republicans, wake up! You don’t need to do this! ... Trump’s “charm offensive” ... Will the health plan be Paul Ryan’s undoing? ... Paul Ryan’s out-of-touch politics ... “Marco phones”: A parable about political hit jobs ...
Glenn Loury & Alden Loury
Alden gives an insider’s look at Chicago violence ... It’s not all bad on the South Side ... What’s causing the violence in Chicago? ... Debating how to end the violence ... How strict should gun laws be? ... Alden: Don’t just blame the parents ...
Heather Hurlburt & Daniel Drezner
Why has Trump left so many jobs unfilled? ... And does it matter? ... The options for dealing with North Korea (spoiler: They’re all bad) ... Trump’s confusing approach to China ... Why Trump hates multilateral trade agreements ... Dan’s pick for most embarrassing Trump administration moment of the week ...
Robert Wright & Brendan Nyhan
Why does Trump get away with telling untruths? ... The left's paranoia ... How to make facts more persuasive ... Brendan's project for detecting signs of authoritarianism ... The dangerous allure of the retweet… ... …and the Facebook echo chamber ... Trump’s vicious strain of tribalism ... Scientists find that Bloggingheads combats tribalism (reward us with 5 stars on iTunes)! ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
Bill: Maybe Republicans want their health plan to fail ... What the health plan means for Trump ... The unsolved mandate problem ... The irrationality of the Obamacare repeal ... Will Trump intervene? ...
Glenn Loury & Laurence Kotlikoff
The state of health care post-Obamacare ... What’s wrong with Obamacare ... The GOP plan: Tax credits for all (health care for some)! ... Laurence’s plan for fixing health insurance ... Getting rid of waste ... Is Laurence’s plan politically palatable? ...
Robert Wright & Michael Tracey
Why Michael rejects the liberal narrative about Trump-Russia links ... Bob: But the Russia thing is kind of weird, right? ... The facts and fiction of Trump’s wiretap tweets ... Is Michael part of the "alt-left"? Is there even such a thing? ... Twitter’s tribalism ... Have the anti-Semitism alarms been overdone? ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
Bill becomes an official New Englander ... What Bill told the DNC at the Winter Meeting ... How bad is the Sessions scandal? ... Bill: Scandals don’t win elections ... Why don’t more Americans see Russia as a threat? ... Good tax or BAT tax? ...
Glenn Loury & Joshua Cohen
The legacy of economist Kenneth Arrow ... Did Trump finally have his “presidential” moment? ... The emptiness of Trump’s joint session speech ... The path to bipartisanship ... Where’s the liberal rebuttal to “America First”? ... The moral case for cosmopolitanism ...
Robert Wright & Mark Bauerlein
Meet Mark, a rare Trump-supporting academic ... What Trump means for religious liberty ... Dumb things Trump says: Bug or feature? ... Is Trump trying to sow fear? ... Mark: It’s hard out here for a religious conservative ... Mark’s advice to Trump’s opponents ...
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