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Back-to-school updates ... Matt: "Anything could matter, but most things don't matter" ... The state of the race ... Biden's modern-day front porch campaign ... How well is the Trump campaign being run? And does that even matter? ... Is Biden erring by paying a "prevent defense"? ... Explaining Biden's strength with seniors ...…
 
Back-to-school updates ... Matt: "Anything could matter, but most things don't matter" ... The state of the race ... Biden's modern-day front porch campaign ... How well is the Trump campaign being run? And does that even matter? ... Is Biden erring by paying a "prevent defense"? ... Explaining Biden's strength with seniors ...…
 
Chris, a scholar of performance studies, defines performance art ... The two most important performance artists in America: Marina Abramović... ... ...and Donald Trump ... When Trump makes a show of "acting presidential" ... Pro wrestling, reality TV, and President Trump—which are real? ... Effective political performance by the Parkland students .…
 
Chris, a scholar of performance studies, defines performance art ... The two most important performance artists in America: Marina Abramović... ... ...and Donald Trump ... When Trump makes a show of "acting presidential" ... Pro wrestling, reality TV, and President Trump—which are real? ... Effective political performance by the Parkland students .…
 
Bob K., who call himself a "liberal realist," defines the term ... In praise of the post-WWII American security umbrella ... Bob K.'s preferred China policy ... Have spheres of influence returned? ... How great powers treat international law ... Bob K.: Mainstream American realists are actually moralists ... Bob W.: America would be better off if i…
 
Paul Krugman says Americans took 9/11 “pretty calmly” ... Bob: America’s overreaction to 9/11 paved the way for Trump ... Would Biden just bring back the pre-Trump foreign policy status quo? ... Mickey on the Woodward book: Trump bullshits everyone ... Mickey’s new “mafia” theory about the secret Epstein tapes ... Considering Matt Yglesias’s new bo…
 
Peter's controversial research on racial disparities among STEM majors … Is affirmative action leading to a dumbed down curriculum? … Peter's work on the lawsuit alleging Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants … Roland Fryer's research on race and lethal police force … Stories vs. statistics … Remembering Glenn's late wife, economi…
 
Back to school (from home) ... Evaluating Trump's "everything was fine until…" messaging ... Matt is shocked that Trump is still in the running ... Why is Biden underperforming in Florida polls? ... The story of the Antifa murderer vs. the story of Trump's military insults ... Is street violence objectively good or bad for Trump? ... Should GOP Sen…
 
Back to school (from home) ... Evaluating Trump's "everything was fine until…" messaging ... Matt is shocked that Trump is still in the running ... Why is Biden underperforming in Florida polls? ... The story of the Antifa murderer vs. the story of Trump's military insults ... Is street violence objectively good or bad for Trump? ... Should GOP Sen…
 
Why the polls may be significantly understating Trump’s support … Bob and Mickey offer Biden some "Sister Souljah" options … Anonymous sources say Trump calls dead soldiers losers … What did Trump mean by "dark shadows"? … Are things so screwed up that a second Trump term could usefully “heighten the contradictions”? … Mickey: Democrats are about t…
 
Matt: Running against antifa is Trump's only remaining play ... Trump's unusual strategy of not running as the incumbent ... Matt wonders whether Trump has an invisible army of potential voters ... After pundits' many mistakes in 2016, what should we believe in 2020? ... Bill's Massachusetts primary postmortem ... Is being a Kennedy now an electora…
 
Matt: Running against antifa is Trump's only remaining play ... Trump's unusual strategy of not running as the incumbent ... Matt wonders whether Trump has an invisible army of potential voters ... After pundits' many mistakes in 2016, what should we believe in 2020? ... Bill's Massachusetts primary postmortem ... Is being a Kennedy now an electora…
 
Defining "liberal internationalism" … Should US policy toward another nation depend on its internal character? … Tensions within liberal internationalism … The club of democracies, Rooseveltian internationalism, and neoconservatism … Debating whether liberal democracies are more likely to play by the rules … How John would shape US policy toward Ch…
 
The complex heterogeneity of Black American politics … Why are there so few conservatives in academia? … Is there any hope of attracting more of them? … Glenn proposes the creation of a Conservative Studies program … How Covid-induced austerity might affect diversity in university hiring … Would it even be possible to staff a conservative academic …
 
Mickey’s unfavorable review of Trump’s speech … Why Trump is far from doomed … Does Trump have anything to brag about in his foreign policy? … How much blame does Trump deserve for the pandemic's toll? … The open-carry shooting in Kenosha … What Jerry Falwell Jr. and Jimmy Swaggart have in common … Both parties have unstable coalitions, so why hasn…
 
Matt has been impressed by the GOP convention… ... …but does any of it matter? ... Matt’s confidence about Biden slips ... Breakout stars of the convention with an eye to 2024 ... Matt’s conservative base focus group, a.k.a. lunch with his mom ... Bill previews the MA Senate primary between Ed Markey and Joe Kennedy ... A tough race for a progressi…
 
Matt has been impressed by the GOP convention… ... …but does any of it matter? ... Matt’s confidence about Biden slips ... Breakout stars of the convention with an eye to 2024 ... Matt’s conservative base focus group, a.k.a. lunch with his mom ... Bill previews the MA Senate primary between Ed Markey and Joe Kennedy ... A tough race for a progressi…
 
Laura’s history with online dating ... How men and women use dating apps differently ... Laura and Aryeh’s dating profile red flags ... Swiping strategies ... Modern dating as a “game of who can care less” ... First date dilemmas ... Dating during Covid ... Laura’s advice for people new to app dating ...…
 
Peter: The police aren’t hated, but politicians are listening to the haters … What is driving rising violent crime rates in NYC? … The problem of discussing racial disparities in crime and policing … Contesting Jill Lepore’s account of the history of policing … Disambiguating police defunding and police reform ……
 
Was Biden's convention speech just a bunch of blarney? ... The political convention as infomercial ... Is Steve Bannon toast? ... Mickey defends the recent controversial changes at the Postal Service ... The Kamala 25th Amendment scenario ... Bob tries to get Mickey to admit he wants Trump to win ... What is the "Charlottesville lie"? And is it rea…
 
A political convention totally under the control of the candidate ... Grading Kamala’s acceptance speech ... RObama’s novel spin on “black lives matter” ... Bill: AOC’s appearance was brilliant all around ... Was the roll-call of states an implicit rebuke of Bernie? ... Advice for GOP convention planners ... The purposeful vagueness of Biden’s “Bui…
 
The two crises in Chicago … Richard: "The quarantines are overdoing it" … Richard's critique of clinical trials for pharmaceuticals … The recent looting in Chicago … A classical liberal approach to fixing housing on the South Side … Why didn't the Chicago PD stop the looting? … Richard praises Trump's "fairly solid record of achievement" … ……
 
Eric’s new book, Lying in State: Why Presidents Lie—And Why Trump Is Worse … What sets Trump’s lying apart … The ideals of America vs. the facts of empire and white supremacy … FDR’s lies in the run-up to US entry into WWII and at Yalta … Lies told by Washington, Wilson, and JFK … The many lies about our covert acts during the Cold War … Jimmy Cart…
 
The ambitions of Kamala Harris, pt. 1 … Can Trump win by playing the law and order card? … Face it, boomers: the meaning of “racism” is changing! … Leon Wieseltier’s return from #MeToo miscreant purgatory … Is the normalization of Israel-UAE relations a big deal? … The ambitions of Kamala Harris, pt. 2 ……
 
The feasibility of group testing for Covid … Is Trump responsible for inadequate testing? … Larry: The government should fund companies developing rapid home testing … Critiquing the FDA’s approach to testing … Larry: Rapid home testing could bring the economy back within three weeks …By Bloggingheads.tv
 
Katrina on the historical origins of public statues … Why 1880–1930 was the golden age of American statuary … Why do we care so much about statues? … If a statue is pulled down, where should it go? … The strange saga of Rochester, NY's Frederick Douglass statue(s) … Katrina on the false dichotomy between "tourists" and "travellers" … The crucial ro…
 
Katrina on the historical origins of public statues … Why 1880–1930 was the golden age of American statuary … Why do we care so much about statues? … If a statue is pulled down, where should it go? … The strange saga of Rochester, NY's Frederick Douglass statue(s) … Katrina on the false dichotomy between "tourists" and "travellers" … The crucial ro…
 
Heather defines her foreign policy vision … Critiquing liberal internationalism … Has "human rights" become a cynical geopolitical tool? … Why Heather isn't ready to swear off military intervention … How middle powers operate within the system … Heather: We can't decouple from China … Is democracy promotion inherently flawed? … What economic engage…
 
It’s finally happened: Bob and Mickey are starting a Patreon! … Biden commits a Kinsley gaffe … Mickey to Trump: Soldier on! … The Joe Pesci formula for getting Trump out of office … Mickey roots for Kamala to win the VP nom … Should it worry us that Mickey has been tweeting in ALL CAPS lately? … Are Latinos a more natural constituency for Dems or …
 
Hamilton arrives on the small screen … Interpreting the very last moment of the play … Isaac connects Hamilton and Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 1 … Prince Hal’s unsympathetic ambition … The two parts of Henry IV and the two acts of Hamilton … A brilliant Muppets parody of Hamilton … Hamilton in Trump’s America ……
 
Hamilton arrives on the small screen … Interpreting the very last moment of the play … Isaac connects Hamilton and Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 1 … Prince Hal’s unsympathetic ambition … The two parts of Henry IV and the two acts of Hamilton … A brilliant Muppets parody of Hamilton … Hamilton in Trump’s America ……
 
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