Reason Writers on the Internet: Katherine Mangu-Ward Talks Trump, Babies, and Reasonableness

In a special breeder edition of Bloggingheads, Senior Editor Katherine Mangu-Ward and Time's Amy Sullivan talk about their new babies at the beginning of the chat and abortion at the end. In between, they ask whether Obama's problem is that he's just too darn reasonable and whether Donald Trump's problem is that he has abandoned reason entirely.

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  • Chinny Chin Chin||

    I'm going out on a limb to guess neither woman is real happy with the screen grab on the intro image.

  • ||

    Bite your tongue. Katherine could make a potato sack look good.

  • Old Mexican||

    Nothing against Kathy who's cute as a button, but for me, making a potato sack look good requires a bit more firepower:

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_NVuA.....vidad2.jpg

  • Joseph||

    Its' all in the angle of the photograph.

  • AlmightyJB||

    I'd hit both based on those pictures alone so I don't know what you're talking about.

  • Editor in absentia ||

    In a special breeder editor of Bloggingheads

    So that's where the editor went...

  • Achtung Coma Baby||

    Hotness.

  • ||

    I have always had a crush on ManguWard. But, they both talk about their babies? WTF is this Oprah?

  • ||

    Now that we've discussed the sexability of the pictured women, perhaps we can start talking about the content of what they said. Or is this the wrong crowd for that?

  • ||

    Not any more.

  • Hellyeah||

    No, now that your muculent, killjoy, smarmy ass has shown up, proceed with your Asperger's-infused OCD dismantling of their every syllable, you assjack.

  • ola||

    Why doesn't Amy Sullivan give us the definition of natural born citizen? assuming Amy gives a definition, where does she get it from? Is it different then plain old citizen? Does Amy really believe that the founders would allow a president whose father was a British subject serve just because he was born in the states? How about if King George III sired a male child who was born in Virginia say about 1790, this boy then lives in Virginia until he then runs for president in the 1820's, would he be allowed to serve as a natural born citizen? C'mon Amy quit rolling your eyes about how all of Trumps birther comments have been debunked. Amy, have you seen the long form birth certificate? No? I didn't think so. BTW since she recently squatted out some crying spawn from her loins, I wonder if she's seen its long form birth certificate.

  • Tacos mmm...||

    Does Amy really believe that the founders would allow a president whose father was a British subject serve just because he was born in the states?

    Are you an idiot? To what empire did George Washington's father belong? The Martian Federation?

  • ola||

    No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

    I think old George qualified under being a CITIZEN at the time of the adoption of the constitution and not as being a natural born citizen, you fucking knob.

  • Bitch||

    Did you see his birth certificate?

  • Tacos mmm...||

    at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution

    This prepositional phrase was obviously added by crypto-loyalists, looking to strangle the infant Republic in its crib. Seriously, though, you ask me to IMAGINE the reaction of a diverse group of individuals nearly 200 years dead to an absurd fantasy, and then expect that imagined response to constitute legal evidence?

  • ola||

    obviously you've never heard the supremes ask hypotheticals about the founders.

    when did I ask you to imagine anything? any your math is off.

  • cynical||

    Apparently. Maybe those of us who get laid from time to time could discuss it in this little subthread. Well, I would, but I pretty much never watch Bloggingheads videos, so I've got nothing to say.

  • ||

    In our defense, Tulpa, the libertarian movement has a very bad ratio from the heterosexual male point of view. Fortunately, we believe in allowing polyandry. A woman like Katherine is good enough to share, isn't she, fellas? Such an arrangement works reasonably well for Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin in the movie version of Paint Your Wagon.

  • CLINT||

    I'd paint that wagon...

  • ||

    Could I be any sicker of the "Obama is a nice guy, victim of bullies" crap?

  • NotLinky||

    lol @ breeder edition. Reason, thanks for the mammaries!

  • Hellyeah||

    An hour of KMW...yeah, I'm in.

  • stan getz||

    Watching that lowered my IQ by about 10 points.

  • Stop Objectifying Women||

    ...

    you all disgust me!!

    (she says indignantly, all the while wondering if KMG does anything in particular to make her eyes look so pretty)

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