#017: The “Carson Follies” Episode
Hosts Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby, and special guest Jamil Smith of New Republic try their best to decipher Dr. Ben Carson’s pyramid theories and disputed technicolor Horatio Alger claims, and the social media backlash to a recent call for a kinder, gentler handling of white casualties in the decades long "war on drugs."
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Jamil Smith is a Senior Editor at New Republic magazine, where he edits and writes features and commentary for the print magazine and its website. His work primarily focuses on race, gender, law enforcement, and sports. He also is the host of “Intersection,” a new podcast about how all the ways we identify come together.
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The Gentler War on Drugs
In Heroin Crisis, White Families Seek Gentler War on Drugs | The New York Times
Ben Carson's Follies
Ben Carson Radio Ad | Soundcloud
Ben Carson’s Wife Sings National Anthem. Badly. (VIDEO) | Youtube
A Black President Is Not a Magical Negro | New Republic
Ben Carson Is Saying All the Right Things | New Republic
Ben Carson’s Winning Everyone Over By Focusing On Evangelicals | Buzzfeed
Ben Carson Schools Archaeologists on Who Really Built the Pyramids | New York Magazine
Ben Carson Would Be Hillary Clinton’s Toughest Opponent — WSJ/NBC News Poll | Wall Street Journal
Ben Carson believes Joseph built Egypt’s pyramids to store grain — and it just might get him some votes | Washington Post
Why conservatives are saying Ben Carson is blacker than Barack Obama | Vox
Why Ben Carson Can Win | National Review
Poll: One-Third of Iowa’s GOP Evangelicals Support Ben Carson | National Review
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