Untangling the Mess of Campus Protests

Hosted by Michelle Cottle, Ross Douthat and Lydia Polgreen

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On this episode of “Matter of Opinion,” the hosts get heated about the political divisions and contradictions revealed by the recent campus protests and ask why some in Washington seem so invested in perpetuating the demonstrations.

(A full transcript of this audio essay will be available within 24 hours of publication in the audio player above.)

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