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Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Douglas Lain
How Zero Books came to publish Kill All Normies ... The early days of online trolling ... How the "manosphere" turned political ... Harassment from the right, moral shaming from the left ... Doug: Zero Books would shift right to fight fascism ...
Glenn Loury & John McWhorter
The fallout from Charlottesville ... John: What did General Lee offer humanity? ... Were Trump's press conference statements really that bad? ... Is the 'alt-left' violent? ... Weighing the threat of an alt-right uprising ...
Aryeh Cohen-Wade & B. D. McClay
What B.D. saw in Charlottesville ... What should we do with Confederate monuments? ... Mixed feelings on the Durham statue-toppling ... Is the monument debate a distraction? ... Were Charlottesville police negligent? ... Ideas to fix the toxic statue debate ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
Why Charlottesville does (and doesn't) represent America ... Was Gorsuch worth destroying the Republican brand? ... The case against alienating white men ... How to defend conservatism in the Age of Trump ... Trump wades into the Alabama special election ... Bill and Matt muse on Trump's praise for Kim Jong Un ...
Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Kat Rosenfield
The surprising controversy over young adult novel The Black Witch ... A brief sociology of "callout culture" ... Kat: YA's diversity problem is real ... Kat fields impassioned responses to her piece ... Why YA is for adults, too ...
Heather Hurlburt & Daniel Drezner
The end of the “axis of adults” ... Heather: Trump needs Deterrence Theory 101 ... How much should we fear North Korea? ... Which Trump adviser will be the next to go? ... The disconnect between Trump and the Pentagon ... The case for negotiating with North Korea ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
The infamous Google memo ... Debating the origins of gender differences ... Why the $#*%! is Trump attacking McConnell? ... Your guide to the Alabama special Senate election ... Bill: Military vets won't rescue House Dems ...
Glenn Loury & Rajiv Sethi
Glenn: If not a crime, Philando Castile's death is a tragedy ... Why the NRA hasn't defended Castile, a licensed gun owner ... Rajiv: An edgy social media presence doesn't invalidate Castile's partner's testimony ... Is racial profiling ever defensible? ... Glenn on the pitfalls of jury psychology ...
Robert Wright & Sarah Posner
Is Trump losing Congress? ... Why Trump voters have stayed loyal ... The Russia investigation: It ain't over 'til it's over ... Can Trump’s new chief of staff enforce order... ... …and does Trump even want order? ... Sarah on the true meaning of "Deep State" ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
Bill: Stop! It’s Coolidge time! ... A tour of West Virginia’s political history ... Why Trump shouldn’t celebrate the bull market ... Will people reject Mueller’s findings? ... Jeff Flake’s big mistake ... Is Flake angling for a higher office? ... Why Matt doesn’t think Republicans will transcend Trumpism ...
Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Sean Gandert
How Sean's satirical novel Lost in Arcadia foretold Trump's presidency ... Which is more relevant, Veep or House of Cards? ... Orwell vs. the Marx Brothers ... Is Trump too stupid to pull off an international conspiracy? ... Surveying modern political satire ... Sean compares modern society to the saturated commercialism of Infinite Jest ...
Glenn Loury & Joshua Cohen
Josh: Trump's Long Island speech insults good cops ... What does good policing look like, anyway? ... Trump's knack for racial dog-whistling ... Glenn to Dems: Trust the judicial process ... Comparing Trump's messaging to Obama's statement on Trayvon Martin ... What killed the "skinny repeal" bill? ... Why Dems should make a moral argument for public health care ...
Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Daniel Bessner
Scaramucci, the vulgar meritocrat ... Is Trump's transgender ban a political win? ... Is Trump just continuing Obama's foreign policy? ... How Aryeh learned to stop worrying and love American absurdity ... Daniel explains Trump's outer-borough appeal ... Twitter as the "ultimate capitalist treadmill" ...
Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus
Why Mickey still backs Trump ... Are Trump’s Russia links really a “nothing burger”? ... Backstabbing and scheming in the White House ... Trump's neocon drift ... Bob’s “mindful resistance” initiative ... How people can join the Mindful Resistance ... When anti-Trump outrage helps Trump ... What is Trumpism? ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
DMZ’s music picks of the week ... Health care hot potato! ... Which “no” Republican will flip? ... Will the Dems' “Better Deal” win over the left? ... The plan behind Trump’s trans ban ... The New Yorkerization of the right ...
Philip Menchaca & Eva Galperin
Meet the Electronic Frontier Foundation ... The fight to preserve net neutrality ... Mexico’s spyware scandal ... Controlling the spread of spyware ... The US surveillance state ... How to protect your privacy online ...
Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Kumars Salehi
Jeet Heer's article on the "dominance politics" of Chapo Trap House ... Do Harry Potter and Game of Thrones have a place in political discourse? ... What the alt-right gets wrong about the Frankfurt School ... Kumars on why teens love weird political memes ... Aryeh's anthropological look at the alt-right ... Should neoliberals and leftists be allies or enemies? ... What's the best strategy to oppose Trump? ...
Glenn Loury & John McWhorter
Discussing John's new piece on race and IQ ... How to approach the standardized testing gap ... Glenn argues for more research on race and IQ ... Is there a genetic component to criminality? ... John: Culture and home environment matter ... Is impeaching Trump a bad idea? ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
The doomed Obamacare repeal effort ... What will Republicans do now? ... Will McConnell and Ryan survive their health care defeat? ... Obamacare: Built to last ... Why Democrats should be wary of single-payer ...
Mark Leon Goldberg & Deepmala Mahla
Deepmala explains the Global Emergency Response Coalition ... Why famine is never a "natural" disaster ... Deepmala describes the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan ... Mercy Corps's operations in South Sudan ... Why isn't the American public paying attention? ...
Murtaza Hussain & Olivier Roy
Olivier’s new book, Jihad and Death ... The abstract goals of ISIS ... The link between Islam and ISIS ... Recruiting “volunteers for death” ... The future of ISIS ...
Daniel Nexon & Alexander Cooley
Alex’s book Dictators Without Borders ... Oligarchs and autocrats and kleptocrats, oh my! ... Luxury real estate’s illicit money problem ... The globalization of money laundering ... Trump and networks of power ... How Trump is blurring lines between business and politics ... The slippery slope to kleptocracy ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
David Brooks’s sandwich saga ... What elites get wrong about the working class ... Will Donald Trump Jr.’s emails change anything? ... How centrists can win over the left ... Where is Tulsi Gabbard? ...
Glenn Loury & Harold Pollack
The importance of political literature ... Václav Havel’s “The Power of the Powerless” ... When is civil disobedience justified? ... Is Trump an illegitimate president? ... Debating whether Trumpism is like McCarthyism ... How ideology obscures the truth ... Lies, damn lies, and the stories Trump tells ...
Glenn Loury & Matt Stoller
Has Silicon Valley lost its edge? ... Silicon Valley’s innovation slump ... Matt explains how "vertical integration" can kill creativity ... Can the tech giants be broken up? ... Bipartisan support for antitrust laws ... How Glenn got involved in an antitrust case against IBM ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
Bill: Liberals shouldn’t be defined by college campus culture ... The body-slamming of CNN ... Was CNN wrong to track down the wrestling meme maker? ... When anger at the media hurts private citizens ... Trump’s strategy: Bait the media to discredit the media ... How can journalists protect the integrity of the media? ...
Robert Wright & Brooke Gladstone
Brooke’s new book, The Trouble With Reality ... The erosion of the public square ... Orwell vs. Huxley: Whose dystopia are we living in? ... How people are wired for self-delusion ... Why liberals struggle to understand Trump voters ... Is the media unfair to Trump? ... Brooke’s theory of Trump ...
Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Owen Ellickson
Owen rates Trump’s wrestling moves! ... What Trump learned from professional wrestling ... Is wrestling sport or theater? ... Why do many people sneer at wrestling? ... Heroes and villains in politics and wrestling ... Could Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson win in 2020? ...
Glenn Loury & Bret Weinstein
Bret’s work in evolutionary biology ... Bret’s inside take on the turmoil at Evergreen State College ... Attempts to limit faculty autonomy at Evergreen ... The problem of self-censorship ... Bret explains why he went on Tucker Carlson’s show ... The clash with the “Patriot Prayer” group at Evergreen ... How protestors targeted Bret ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
Can Republicans get health care done? ... Why Democrats may want to think twice about embracing single-payer ... Mika Brzezinski, Trump’s misogyny, and political correctness ... The Trump-shaped wedge dividing the country ... Happy birthday America! ...
Robert Wright & Owen Ellickson
Comedy in the age of Trump ... Why Owen stopped writing his parody Trump tweets ... Is it pointless to mock Trump? ... Are liberal comedians hurting their cause? ... Twitter and partisan politics ... What it takes to become a podcasting juggernaut ... When breaking speech codes with comedy backfires ...
Mark Leon Goldberg & Alexandra Bilak
The problem of "internally displaced" populations ... Internal displacement around the world ... The role of internal displacement in Colombia’s peace process ... The economic benefits of humanitarianism ... Natural disasters and other non-conflict scenarios for displacement ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
What Ossoff’s loss means for Democrats ... Do Democrats need to dump Pelosi? ... The "populism vs. centrism" dilemma ... Will Ossoff’s loss boost Congressional support for the AHCA? ... Are polls still worthwhile? ... The dangers of anti-anti-Trumpism ...
Mark Leon Goldberg & Marietje Schaake
Marietje, Member of the European Parliament, on whether populism in Europe has peaked ... Trump’s effect on European politics ... A primer on the European Parliament ... The need for smart digital trade policies ... Marietje’s path to the European Parliament ... Marietje reflects on being young and female in the world of politics ...
Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Jack Tamburri
Julius Caesar, Donald Trump, and Shakespeare in the Park ... Is the outrage over the play justified? ... Jack ponders the role of corporate arts funding ... Making a values-based case for federal funding of the arts ... Just how feminist is Wonder Woman? ... The resonance of DC vs. Marvel in the modern context ...
Daniel Drezner & Heather Hurlburt
What Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Accord says about executive power ... Comparing Trump and Bush: why messaging matters ... Dan on Trump's diplomacy: more predictable, less credible ... Will Trump's grandstanding on NATO bring results? ... Has Trump deterred nationalist populism in Europe? ... Global governance in the age of populism ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
What Gillespie's close win in VA says about the state's Trump faction ... Ambition versus caution in the VA Dem primary ... Matt: If any Republican can win metro DC, it's Gillespie ... Do Dems have a "unity edge" over Republicans? ... Bill: Don't overthink Trump's strategy in the Russia investigation ...
Robert Farley & David Brockington
David explains the results of the UK general election ... Just how fragile is Theresa May's position? ... The next steps for the Labour Party ... How far left is Corbyn, anyways? ... Drawing political parallels across Western democracies ...
Aryeh Cohen-Wade & David Grann
David’s new book, Killers of the Flower Moon, about a forgotten series of murders ... The racist “guardianship system" to control the wealth of the Osage people ... The elusiveness of history ... Lost evidence of crimes that David brought to light ... How the descendants of victims shaped David’s book ... What David is working on now ...
Glenn Loury & John McWhorter
Is Evergreen State evidence of a higher ed crisis? ... The drift toward fundamentalist ideologies of all kinds ... John: Leave Bill Maher alone ... Political correctness and religious zealotry ... Should we be talking about race and IQ? ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
Bill drops some knowledge about what’s happening in the UK ... Does Comey care too much about public perception? ... The logic behind Comey’s leaks ... Did Trump obstruct justice? ... The possibility of impeachment ... What an Ossoff win would mean for Democrats ...
David Klion & Daniel Bessner
Will Comey’s testimony change anything? ... Liberals’ misplaced faith in “the System” ... The danger of comparing the U.S. to Weimar Germany ... H.R. McMaster’s imperialist views ... The nuclear war scenario that keeps David awake at night ... Why the left fails to influence foreign policy… ... …and how it could become influential ...
Robert Wright & Darren Beattie
Why Darren was among the few academics who supported Trump ... Trump: Incipient interventionist? ... How identity politics transformed the meaning of “liberal” and “conservative” ... Darren’s “contempt” for elites ... Debating Trump’s travel ban ... Is Trump’s rhetoric dangerous? ... Assessing domestic policy under Trump so far ... Does Trump’s alleged incompetence and instability worry Darren? ...
Glenn Loury & Rob Montz
Are elite colleges coddling their students? ... Middlebury’s weak response to the Charles Murray protest ... The rise of self-censorship ... In defense of college administrators ... How to have a productive debate ... How Glenn challenges his students’ thinking ...
Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
Matt’s bout with Jay Sekulow on CNN ... Bill and Matt debate the wisdom of Trump’s exit from the Paris climate deal ... Is pulling out of the Paris deal a gift to the Resistance? ... Did Trump just want a policy win? ... Matt: Team Trump has a “Dear Leader” attitude ...
Robert Wright & Freddie deBoer
How Freddie used the internet to become a public voice ... Does the “alt-left” exist? Is Freddie part of it? ... The cozy relationship between Democrats and Wall Street ... Why Freddie supports a universal basic income ... How liberals are getting the Trump-Russia story wrong ... IQ: Is it in the genes? ...
John Horgan & George Johnson
Tough times for objective reality ... Animal personhood ... What if everything’s conscious? ... Daniel Dennett’s idea of consciousness as a "user illusion" ... Is science getting less exciting? ... Big data and neural networks ... Save the date: A nation-wide solar eclipse in August ...
Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Hannah Gais
Punching “Nazis”: Good or bad? ... Does assaulting Richard Spencer give him more power? ... The “Proud Boys” vs. “Antifa” confrontation as a case study ... The college campus free speech debate ... The case for caring less about campus protests ...
Mark Leon Goldberg & Jill Filipovic
Global Dispatches makes its Bloggingheads debut ... How Trump’s expansion of the "global gag rule" hurts health care ... Why Niger has the highest birth rate in the world ... How Jill became a feminist ... Jill’s new book, The H-Spot, on what women want ...
Glenn Loury & Laurence Kotlikoff
Trump’s tax plan vs. the Republican “Better Way” plan ... Can supply-side economics work this time? ... What Paul Krugman gets wrong about about the House tax bill ... Laurence offers his own tax proposal ... Why is Wal-Mart fighting a border adjustment tax? ... The case against Goldman Sachs alumni as economic advisers ...
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