Weekly Podcast #62: Miley Cyrus, the Media, and Syria

There’s an unusual title. Nick, Allison, and Joe discuss Miley Cyrus’s performance at the VMAs and what the attendant fallout says about the American media, gender double-standards, and rape culture. Then the panel discusses the likely inevitable strikes against Syria reflecting on the intelligence failures in the run-up to the Iraq War, the scope of presidential war powers, and the propriety of humanitarian intervention. Finally, the gang discusses President Obama’s recent remarks regarding the elimination of the third year of law school requirement.

 

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