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Katie's recent essay, "Nickelodeon’s Generational Divide" ... Children's entertainment that didn't pander ... The early '90s as a midpoint in the shifting cultural battle of kids vs. parents ... The ultimate childhood dream: the Super Toy Run ... The people behind Nick's creative ferment ... Aryeh's brief childhood encounter with Nickelodeon stars …
 
Katie's recent essay, "Nickelodeon’s Generational Divide" ... Children's entertainment that didn't pander ... The early '90s as a midpoint in the shifting cultural battle of kids vs. parents ... The ultimate childhood dream: the Super Toy Run ... The people behind Nick's creative ferment ... Aryeh's brief childhood encounter with Nickelodeon stars …
 
Mickey: Biden’s weakness is his strength ... Is Biden’s vaccine mandate constitutional? And will it work? ... A reason to root for the Delta variant? ... JD Vance urges people to resist the vaccine mandate ... Looking back at 9/11-inspired fears ... Did the Iraq War give a critical boost to 9/11 Trutherism? ... We may actually see a vote on the har…
 
John's new gig writing for the New York Times ... Wisconsin students get a "racist" rock removed from campus ... Are present-day universities morally accountable for their involvement in the slave trade? ... Debating the legacy of Christopher Columbus ... Can we extricate modernity's benefits from its history of brutality and genocide? ... Is Calif…
 
Joe's new essay on online disinformation ... Does advertising actually work? ... Joe: Maybe the real critique of Facebook is that it's a worthless product ... The ivermectin craze and the end of media gatekeeping ... How do you solve a problem like Bret Weinstein? ... The indigenous American berserk and the Internet's garbage ouroboros ...…
 
Joe's new essay on online disinformation ... Does advertising actually work? ... Joe: Maybe the real critique of Facebook is that it's a worthless product ... The ivermectin craze and the end of media gatekeeping ... How do you solve a problem like Bret Weinstein? ... The indigenous American berserk and the Internet's garbage ouroboros ...…
 
Why John hated The White Lotus ... Is the show more of a farce than a satire? ... Debating whether the staff was thinly characterized on purpose ... John critiques the show's treatment of race and class ... Why the 1619 Project made so many people mad ... The controversial idea that Black Americans are the truest Americans ... Will we ever agree on…
 
Why John hated The White Lotus ... Is the show more of a farce than a satire? ... Debating whether the staff was thinly characterized on purpose ... John critiques the show's treatment of race and class ... Why the 1619 Project made so many people mad ... The controversial idea that Black Americans are the truest Americans ... Will we ever agree on…
 
Bob and Mickey’s most erotic cold open yet ... Mickey mildly critiques Bob’s latest Afghanistan piece ... Eight ways Biden messed up the Afghanistan withdrawal (according to Mickey) ... Will Pelosi get the infrastructure bill she wants? ... Will the Texas abortion law backfire on pro-lifers? ... Mickey: If Newsom loses his recall vote, it could tan…
 
Glenn's book leave ... A psychedelic experience inspires Nikita to talk to Glenn ... Healthy vs. unhealthy human connection ... Glenn: Critical race theory is "self-absorbed and small" ... Rising above "sectarian obsession" ... A brief history of Russian political infantilization ... Is Glenn the Jimi Hendrix of ranting? ...…
 
The Texas abortion law and the future of Roe v. Wade ... Do any conservatives oppose the Texas abortion law? ... Bill: The Texas law risks alienating the political center ... Matt: Biden has botched all aspects of the Afghanistan withdrawal ... Is Biden abandoning the coalition that elected him? ... Are Democrats held to higher standards than Repub…
 
The Texas abortion law and the future of Roe v. Wade ... Do any conservatives oppose the Texas abortion law? ... Bill: The Texas law risks alienating the political center ... Matt: Biden has botched all aspects of the Afghanistan withdrawal ... Is Biden abandoning the coalition that elected him? ... Are Democrats held to higher standards than Repub…
 
What is "realism" in international relations? ... How John predicted the disastrous outcome of the Iraq invasion ... How to convince neocons to respect international law ... John: Sometimes nations just have to break the law ... Bob: The US should establish a norm of strict compliance with international law ... John's Hobbesian view of internationa…
 
Revisiting Glenn and John's first Bloggingheads conversation ... John's gig as a columnist ... The Black intellectual's challenge ... John: There is life outside the academy ... Disappearing factories and Black poverty ... Glenn calls for cross-racial working-class solidarity ... Is unequal school funding a red herring? ...…
 
Joshua's new novel, The Netanyahus ... How Harold Bloom inspired a novel about Bibi Netanyahu's father ... Other influences: Philip Roth, classic sitcoms, and Yiddish anecdotes ... Jewish assimilationism vs. Jewish identitarianism ... The semi-forgotten history of Revisionist Zionism ... Those shameless Netanyahu boys! ... Why Aryeh thought the nov…
 
Joshua's new novel, The Netanyahus ... How Harold Bloom inspired a novel about Bibi Netanyahu's father ... Other influences: Philip Roth, classic sitcoms, and Yiddish anecdotes ... Jewish assimilationism vs. Jewish identitarianism ... The semi-forgotten history of Revisionist Zionism ... Those shameless Netanyahu boys! ... Why Aryeh thought the nov…
 
Bob and Mickey’s vaccination vacation ... American cluelessness persists in Afghanistan ... Can the Taliban be incorporated into the global community? ... Radicalized by Microsoft ... Bret Weinstein’s ivermectin crusade (cont’d) ... Has Pelosi outmaneuvered House moderates? ... Are Millennials and Zoomers the new beatniks? ... Bob: We could benefit…
 
Laura's essay, "What the Hell Happened to the Claremont Institute?" ... Background on Harry Jaffa and the West Coast Straussians ... Why did many East Coast Straussians become NeverTrumpers? ... Michael Anton, the cosplaying conservative intellectual ... A recent "crazy rant" published by Claremont's house organ ... The tendentiousness of the 1776 …
 
Laura's essay, "What the Hell Happened to the Claremont Institute?" ... Background on Harry Jaffa and the West Coast Straussians ... Why did many East Coast Straussians become NeverTrumpers? ... Michael Anton, the cosplaying conservative intellectual ... A recent "crazy rant" published by Claremont's house organ ... The tendentiousness of the 1776 …
 
Unmasked liberals in their natural environment ... The sharply rising Covid-related death rate in the US ... Should the US send vaccine doses abroad before giving boosters at home? ... Bob: The Afghanistan withdrawal could reduce the risk of domestic terrorism ... Is there political logic behind Biden’s position on Afghan refugees? ... Bob: We coul…
 
The bias narrative vs. the development narrative ... What are the causes of “behavioral maladies” in black communities? ... Will more funding for social services reduce violent crime? ... Glenn: The clock is ticking for the least advantaged African Americans ... Debating black patriotism ... American exceptionalism and the dominance of capitalism .…
 
A prehistory of critical race theory ... What CRT isn't ... Why CRT gets so much pushback ... When (possibly) well-meaning jokes go wrong ... CRT and the language of the elite ... The shifting definitions of "racist" and "white supremacist" ... Are subtle changes in race-related vocabulary worth the trouble? ...…
 
Rebecca's essay on how Hannah Arendt was misread during the Trump years ... A capsule biography of Arendt ... The real meaning of Arendt's famous line about "the ideal subject of totalitarian rule" ... Rebecca: Trump's lies were mostly "boardroom bullshit" ... Are Trump's post-election machinations approaching "big lie" territory? ... The banality …
 
Rebecca's essay on how Hannah Arendt was misread during the Trump years ... A capsule biography of Arendt ... The real meaning of Arendt's famous line about "the ideal subject of totalitarian rule" ... Rebecca: Trump's lies were mostly "boardroom bullshit" ... Are Trump's post-election machinations approaching "big lie" territory? ... The banality …
 
Meet the new virus, same as the old virus ... The confounding Covid numbers coming out of Florida ... Just a couple of cowards talking about JD Vance ... The Biden administration’s lackluster messaging on the Delta variant ... Hunter Biden faces some deep questions from a prostitute ... Mickey: “Democratic paranoia” about new voting laws is actuall…
 
Does systemic racism still exist in the US? ... Addressing “racial inequities” rather than “systemic racism” ... John: “The idea that modern colleges and universities are racist spaces is false” ... Race and the academic job market ... Why does anger persist even after progress toward racial redress? ... The (possible) origins of the recent wokenes…
 
Bill's murky definition of "on vacation" ... Mourning the loss of another Night Court alum ... Can moderate Dems get the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed? ... Matt makes the conservative case for allowing local mask mandates ... Bill: Cuomo’s resignation shows Dems can police their own ...By bloggingheads.tv
 
Bill's murky definition of "on vacation" ... Mourning the loss of another Night Court alum ... Can moderate Dems get the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed? ... Matt makes the conservative case for allowing local mask mandates ... Bill: Cuomo’s resignation shows Dems can police their own ...By bloggingheads.tv
 
How much can the US influence Chinese policy? ... Who is to blame for current US-China tensions? ... Orville: There is a real ideological clash between the US and China ... Michael: Washington can't resolve the Hong Kong crisis ... Balancing cooperation and competition ... What threat does China pose to the US? ... Demilitarizing the South China Se…
 
Adam's military service in Afghanistan ... How much popular support does the Taliban have? ... Adam: If the US didn’t withdraw there would be no end in sight ... Why is the Afghan military struggling to hold off the Taliban? ... A primer on Afghanistan's largest ethnic groups ... What are the chances of a political settlement? ... Will withdrawing …
 
A primer on Haitian history ... America’s longstanding habit of interfering in Haiti ... The 2010 earthquake and its political fallout ... Jemima: Most Haitians see the US as an imperial power ... What we know about President Jovenel Moïse's assassination ... Jemima: Haiti can't hold new elections under the current government ... Ending on a (somew…
 
Leigh's new poetry collection, What to Miss When ... How the collection emerged from lockdown ... Leigh's poem "Simulation Theory," which was inspired by a MeaningofLife.tv episode ... Leigh's essay, "Sympathy for the Girlboss" ... Women taking down other women in the name of feminism ... Michael Jordan vs. Lebron James as a marker of generational …
 
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