Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
The Never-Ending End of the Trump Presidency (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)
How late is too late to abandon Trump? ... Reconstructing the runup to Trump’s impeachable anti-Pence tweet ... Why an impeachment trial could be a mistake ... How do you actually get rid of Trump once he leaves office? ... Steve Bannon’s insidious adaptation to his YouTube deplatforming ... The future of Josh Hawley ... Mickey horrified by vaccine regime ... A sneak peek into the Parrot Room ...
Recovering from the Capitol Hill Riot (Robert Wright & Conor Friedersdorf)
Will impeachment and deplatforming backfire as weapons against Trump? ... Meta-deplatforming: the big-tech attack on Parler ... Bob: Twitter’s explanation for deplatforming Trump is pathetic ... Big tech’s overwhelming ability to regulate speech online ... Whataboutism and the Capitol Hill rioters ... Two competing justifications for impeachment ... Trump’s disloyalty to his followers ... The pandemic’s role in destabilizing American politics ...
Trump's Last Act? (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)
How culpable is Trump for the violent protests at the Capitol? ... Trump’s brazen incitement of rioters against Pence ... The mystery of the missing Capitol Hill cops ... Biden’s centrist new cabinet picks ... America’s political polarization continues apace ... The growing influence and uncertain fate of Steve Bannon ... Fumbling toward mass vaccination ... A Parrot Room preview ...
The Brave New World of Genetic Engineering (Robert Wright & Jamie Metzl)
Jamie’s book, Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity ... Why Jamie thinks young adults should freeze their sperm or eggs now ... The state of genetic engineering today ... The specter of eugenics ... Will gene-splicing create a new kind of inequality? ... How to avoid a eugenics arms race among nations ... Jamie predicts what kinds of gene editing will be possible in 10 years ...
Bob and Mickey’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)
The swankier side of Bob ... Could Pence derail Biden on January 6? ... Bob and Mickey try to capture 2020 in one sentence. Then try again. And again. ... Forecasting the pandemic’s end ... Should auld grievance be forgot ... Can Biden avert a new cold war? ... What Bob and Mickey got right and wrong about 2020 ... Mickey’s best and worst of 2020 ...
Can Journalism Survive? (Robert Wright & Eric Alterman)
Looking back at Eric’s 25-year reign as The Nation’s media columnist ... The virtues and vices of democratized media ... Bob: Why does mainstream media do the bidding of the Blob? ... Eric accuses Bob of shirking his gatekeeping responsibilities ... Eric’s free speech case against BDS ... Bob’s problem with #Resistance journalism ... The strange case of Elliot Abrams ... Eric tries to dissuade young people from going into journalism ...
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Moron traitor Mickey Kaus compares Trump to MLK
For gods sake Bob. Boot this nazi.
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This show is the best kind of analysis. Sensitivity to complexity with a comprehensive perspective. Thank you for bloggingheads.com! Funny, informative! I've always loved this duo, and I'm so glad they are doing a weekly now. It's the only way I get my news, and I discovered this site 10 years ago. Always a treat.