Both Sides Now
BOTH SIDES NOW: DECEMBER 13th, 201412/15/14
Frum & Corn agree that the Feinstein Committee documents “torture” and should have been released. But they clash on justifications for the torture. Frum: ‘there’s panic at start of wars and safety of state THE goal’; Corn: “laws of war … Continue...
BOTH SIDES NOW: DECEMBER 6th, 2014
Given the Brown & Garner grand juries and the huge, peaceful protests, might “this time be different”? Maybe yes, agree Matalin and Reagan. They discuss feasible solutions like body cameras, cops trained to de-escalate, better integrated forces,...
BOTH SIDES NOW: NOVEMBER 22nd, 2014
vanden Heuvel and Lowry debate ‘Bamnasty’ & the Affordable Care Act – is Obama showing leadership to break the gridlock or just being ‘lawless’? Katrina blames Boehner for refusing a vote on a bi-partisan immigration bill while Rich says ‘get …...
BOTH SIDES NOW: NOVEMBER 8th, 2014
David Corn & Ron Christie debate if it was a wave but not mandate election since the GOP campaigned only on “Obama Sucks” and the Dems campaigned on “Who’s Obama?” How did the GOP successfully blame Dems for the gridlock … Continue reading →
BOTH SIDES NOW: NOVEMBER 1st, 2014
Matalin and LaMarche debate what’s drivingTuesday’svote – fear of Ebola? Fear of Economy? Fear of Obama? — and what it implies for the winner-take-all 2016 contest. Then the two again disagree on whether Voter ID laws discourage minorities from...
BOTH SIDES NOW: OCTOBER 18th, 2014
Reagan & Christie debate facts and fears over Ebola, as Ron thinks Obama hitting the right notes and Christie thinking him late and political. John McCain gets A czar but not THE one he wanted (having something to do with … Continue reading →
BOTH SIDES NOW: OCTOBER 11th, 2014
Lowry & Shrum debate if hitting-the-panic button on ISIS and ebola can work in November. They clash on whether Panetta is patriotic or betraying & should courts shut down Voter ID laws that Democrats say suppress the franchise for millions? … Continue...
BOTH SIDES NOW: OCTOBER 4th, 2014
Frum-Alter debate Obama’s ISIS strategy of “containment”. Jonathan regards policy as “least bad” option while Frum prefers that we ignore ISIS but instead put all our chips in on a non-nuclear Iran. Also, David argues that the GOP will modernize …...
BOTH SIDES NOW: SEPTEMBER 20th, 2014
In a week headlined by Hillary in Iowa and Scotland in the UK, Ron Christie & Gara Lamarche focus on Congress — why it passed the President’s Syria-ISIS Plan and who’ll get high grades in the upcoming Midterm Exam. The … Continue reading →
BOTH SIDES NOW: SEPTEMBER 13th, 2014
Lowry and vanden Heuvel debate whether a) ISIS beheadings and media war whoops forced Obama’s hand, b) he gets a boost or blame in November, c) he’ll escalate if Bombs-without-Boots fails. Katrina thinks the threats hyped and a largely militaristic …...
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