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Business Insider‘s Michael Brendan Dougherty and I discuss the Iowa Caucus, the GOP’s flawed process for determining which candidates are sufficiently conservative, and Rick Santorum’s scary foreign policy:

One thing I wish I had said in reference to Islamist parties winning elections in the Middle East post-Arab Spring is that I genuinely do think that religious fundamentalism loses favor over time in a free marketplace of ideas. But the opposite can occur when the state actively sustains religious extremism.

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