The Score: Democracy Initiative, Writing Speeches, Cyber Warfare, Impeachment Revisited, Bill Clinton
This week on The Score – What can we learn from the Presidential Ideas Festival? Is democracy vulnerable to cyber attacks from our adversaries? How do presidential speech writers write presidential speeches? Should we be thinking about impeachment? All that plus former President Bill Clinton’s speech at UVA.
The Score: Buying Gay, Facebook Break-Up, Final Exercises, Import Taxes
This week on The Score – Was the gay rights movement propelled by capitalism? Why do people want to break up Facebook? Has the University of Virginia changed the way students graduate? How will Trump administration tariffs and trade policy affect the U.S. economy?
The Score: Roger Stone, African Trade, Lavender Scare
This week on The Score – We have an exclusive interview with Roger Stone, one of the targets of the Mueller investigation. What does he have to say about politics and policy? We also talk with an expert on trade in Africa and a historian describes the ‘Lavender Scare.’
The Score Special Edition: Roger Stone Ungagged
In an exclusive interview for The Score from Bearing Drift, controversial and colorful political consultant Roger Stone lays bare his thoughts about Lyndon Johnson, Joe Biden, Steve Martin, and drug prohibition.
The Score: Opioids Crisis, Measles Epidemic, Charlottesville Statues, Muslim Liberalism
This week on The Score – Is there a solution to the opioids epidemic? Should we be scared about measles? What is the fate of the Confederate statues in Charlottesville? Are Islam and liberal values compatible?
Previewing The Score: Riggleman suggests marijuana as “exit drug” for opioid addiction
Congressman Denver Riggleman (R-VA5) suggests that marijuana may be an “exit drug” to reduce opioid addiction and reduce the harms of the opioids epidemic in the United States.
The Score: Iran Sanctions, Religious Liberty, Amazing Grace, Virginia Demographics
This week on The Score – Do economic sanctions succeed as tools of foreign policy? Is religion good for liberalism or is liberalism good for religion? How did the Civil War change the patterns of Virginia’s population? Is the Trump administration’s Iran policy clever or catastrophic?
The Score: Notre-Dame, Holy Grounds, Mueller Report, Payday Lending
This week on The Score – What have we learned from the Mueller Report? Can the Cathedral of Notre-Dame be restored to its medieval glory? Is there a link between coffee drinking and religious faith? Do payday lending regulations help or hurt the working poor?
The Score’s Interview Subject Wins Pulitzer for Douglass Biography
Historian David W. Blight, who appeared twice in recent weeks on The Score, has received the Pulitzer Prize in History for his biography of Frederick Douglass.
The Score: Modern Intolerance, Ukrainian Elections, Sports Betting, Closing Borders
This week on The Score – Can a TV celebrity with no political experience be elected President (of Ukraine)? What will happen if President Trump closes the border with Mexico? As the NCAA hosts the Final Four, is legal sports betting in your future?