Shields and Brooks on X Tax, Hoosiers and the Irish

BY Hari Sreenivasan  November 30, 2012 at 7:40 PM EDT

Gentle people of the World Wide Web, welcome to another edition of the Doubleheader where we talk about the sport of politics and the politics of sport with none other than New York Times columnist David Brooks and syndicated columnist Mark Shields.

Today in the serious portion of our segment we discuss David’s latest column featuring the X-Tax. It’s a consumption-based tax that is gaining traction among conservative think tanks.

In the politics of sport portion, this was a big week for Indiana college teams — Hoosier basketball and Irish football. Both our pundits have Indiana connections. You may be in awe of the depth of their trivia.

Have a great weekend.

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