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John detects a burgeoning pushback against racial wokeness … The anti-racist “bluff” … Glenn: Most Americans agree with Trump’s defenses of the police … Comparing the 1963 March on Washington to its 2020 sequel … Why doesn’t Trump disavow viole
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
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 hist
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 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 b
Why Michele thinks schools shouldn't have closed … Are teachers’ unions bad for students? … Glenn: Teachers are almost certainly not a high-risk group … Is the school reopening fight about health concerns or politics? … Maintaining student acco
Debating Charles Murray’s new book, Human Diversity: The Biology of Gender, Race, and Class ... Amy: It is an undeniable fact that there are IQ differences between whites and blacks ... Do group IQ differences have a place in politics? ... D
John on "a truly medieval moment" ... Why Glenn didn't sign the Harper's open letter ... Linguists petition against fellow linguist Steven Pinker ... Is this actually just about the economics of the collapsing media industry? ... Calling so
John explains how the current national crisis came to be … Is civic discourse dead? … Glenn: We are sliding into a state where the basic preconditions of society are at question … Is America going backwards on race? … Glenn: "I feel like my sid
John: White Fragility is "one of the worst books ever written" … Debating how we should remember Woodrow Wilson … Glenn: Our story is about more than just domination and oppression … On being a dissident black academic … Why John resigned fro
David's memoir, A Life in History … David: Political history is being ignored in the academy … Defending the Western model … Did the Vietnam War spark a turn away from Enlightenment values? … The 1619 Project and the ideals of the founding …
How Glenn and Carol first met … Carol's 1993 book, Black Faces, Black Interests … Would Stacey Abrams have won if she were pro-life? … Carol's journey to Christianity … Carol's prescient book on the new white nationalism … Carol: "I have a lo
Coleman's post-collegiate life (with a cameo from Glenn's wife) … Reopening and the invisible cost of agreeing with Trump … Thomas Sowell's thoughts on partisanship … Glenn: Trump is "bumbling his way through" the tradeoffs of reopening … Mask
John: George Floyd's murder was not an exclusively racial matter … Glenn: "We're in the grip of hysteria" … John: Apparently anti-racism trumps even medical science … What it's like being a black contrarian right now … Glenn: The real threat
Was the pandemic lockdown overkill? … How Michele transitioned her high school students to distance learning … Michele: We changed the rules on our students … The “herd mentality” opposing herd immunity … Michele: “Teachers should be getting ba
Josh: This is a more dangerous moment than any I can remember … Was George Floyd lynched? … Glenn views police abuse as a universal problem and fears racialized backlash … Josh worries about free and fair elections in November … Glenn: Violen
The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis … Is crime a moral failing? … Glenn: "Black people in poor cities need the cops" … The Central Park birder incident … Meditating on the tears of Eddie Glaude … Glenn decries Biden's racial pandering
Amy wants to starve the higher ed beast … Do Americans need affirmative action for graduate school? … Glenn and Amy criticize undergraduate instruction … Amy: "There's a certain degree of feminization that is going on as well" … How should st
Michael's new documentary, Created Equal: Justice Thomas in His Own Words … Is some of the criticism of Thomas from the left racist? … Why isn't he celebrated in the black community? … Thomas's originalist view of the Constitution … Thomas's
Nikole Hannah-Jones wins a Pulitzer Prize for the 1619 Project … Glenn: This is "a desperate struggle for dignity" in the face of black failure … Self-hatred and patronization … Glenn: A bubble that I thought would burst hasn't burst … Biden's
Brandon explains what a coronavirus is … Where the virus came from … Evaluating the "laboratory escape" theory … The path to an effective vaccine … Brandon: We have not been alarmist about the pandemic … Why a forecasting model can be way of
Jody describes what it's like inside his hospital … How an outbreak in a prison could overwhelm the local hospital system … Jody: "Most people don't need to be locked up, and don't need to be locked up for that long" … What about all the murde
How would the late Mark Kleiman have viewed the policy response to the pandemic? … The democratic legitimacy of the administrative state … Glenn: Policy experts can't determine human values … Are the economic tradeoffs of shutdown too great? …
How Bob joined and eventually split with the civil rights movement … Critiquing the government bureaucracy of the American welfare state … Bob: Affirmative action has been exploited by middle-class blacks … Black achievement during the centu
John on being at Covid ground zero in Queens … The many racial disparities the pandemic has made plain … But after the disparities are acknowledged, now what? … Differences in life expectancy, health, and diet … Does the pandemic make the cas
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