Episode

1/7 Kevin Drum: The Astonishing: True Crime Story

January 7, 2013

Mother Jone’s Kevin Drum explained why crime really goes down, what Lead does to the brain, why faddish crime theories don’t explain the drop in crime, ways to measure the connection between Lead and crime,  why comparing crime to an epidemic doesn’t make sense, and why we need to aggressively clean up Lead across America.

On The Better Half: Obama has a good pick for Secretary Defense and an awful pick for Director of the CIA, why we don’t care about torture, more thoughts on Lead, a corporation is my co-pilot, Sam reminisces about his time at Air America and your calls and IMs.

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