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

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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…

Weekly Podcast #54: Come On, SCOTUS

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Nick and Joe discuss the Supreme Court’s latest round of decisions including a big opinion striking down Arizona’s voter ID provisions, but it may not be as positive a development as it sounds. They also talk about the announcement that…

Weekly Podcast: Palmetto Showdown

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Special election time in South Carolina. Elizabeth Colbert Busch and Mark Sanford square off to determine… well, not very much in the grand scheme of things, but the winning party will pretend it’s a huge mandate. We continue our discussion…

Weekly Podcast: Happy Anniversary

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The podcast celebrates its first anniversary with an episode recapping the Boston case, the quiet death of background checks, how dumb Maureen Dowd is, challenges in Syria, and the end of austerity as anything approximating an “intellectual” doctrine. All this…

Breakfast in America: February 13, 2012

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Collecting some links for your amusement: James Fallows has a fascinating perspective on the Obama presidency by crafting a “historical” review from the perspective of the now. Iconoclast’s Squaretable riffs on the philosophical underpinnings of a question I raised while…