00:00 Why Michael McFaul is wrong about Vladimir Putin
10:13 Is Putin ready for a ceasefire?
22:39 Has SCOTUS succeeded in killing affirmative action?
36:13 Americans do have to pay student loans, don’t have to make LGBT websites
47:29 Is RFK Jr. entering Trump’s orbit?
52:08 Parrot Room preview: GOP election strategy; Bidenomics and national conservatism; band name of the year; Yglesias says liberals have higher IQs; final episode of Silo; Bob reviews Invasion of the Body Snatchers; Titanic submarine tragedy; and reasons to worry about a false flag attack in Ukraine.
Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Mickey Kaus (kausfiles, The End of Equality). Recorded June 30, 2023.