Vox and Friends

Let Them Eat Dignity

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Whenever conservatives—like Paul Ryan at CPAC—start throwing around ideas like "dignity" and talking about the contents of people's souls, watch out. Because it almost always means that what they're proposing is to make the lives of the vulnerable a little tougher and a little more deprived.

The Sim City Podcast

Discussing the newest Sim City game with Abby Rapoport and Rowan Kaiser. Will the new game spawn a generation of responsible city planners? Listen below.

 

Earlier this week, I sat down with Abby Rapoport and special guest and freelance writer Rowan Kaiser, to discuss the new Sim City. As total wonks, we'd all be fans of the original versions, which require players to build cities and make sure they run properly and efficiently. Will the new game spawn a generation of responsible city planners? Listen below.

We Are the 47 Percent

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Mitt Romney is the gift that keeps on giving to Democrats. The ancient Greeks had word for it—a phrase, actually: Character is Fate.

In one misstep after another, Mitt keeps revealing his true character. What we’re learning about him is that he is another rich guy who is disdainful of ordinary people; that he can’t speak off the cuff without blundering; and that he is clueless when it comes to foreign policy—not to mention ordinary diplomacy.

A lovely pattern has set in. Mitt says something truly dumb and alienating to ordinary Americans. The campaign goes into panic mode, and can’t decide whether to walk it back or double down.

Introducing: Vox and Friends

In this week’s episode of Vox and Friends, The American Prospect podcast, Patrick Caldwell, Jaime Fuller, and myself discuss President Obama’s speech on the economy — and his attempt to channel Theodore Roosevelt — as well as Occupy Wall Street’s success in influencing the political conversation and Newt Gingrich’s odd place in the Republican presidential field.

TAP's Take: For Freedom and Against Obama.

This week on our weekly podcast: Adam Serwer, Monica Potts, and Pema Levy talk about the evolving protests in Egypt, and the right-wing smear campaign against Planned Parenthood.

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TAP's Take: Redefining Rape.

This week on our weekly podcast: Adam Serwer, Monica Potts, and Jamelle Bouie talk about Congress' attempt to redefine "rape," and the tumult in Egypt.

Listen Now:

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