25 May 2017


Those gun-loving Democrats

Bill Scher on whether liberal politicians will soften their Second Amendment stance to win votes. Play entire video

Is this the beginning of the end for GOP power?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether Trump is dooming his party’s electoral chances. Plus: What Roger Ailes wrought.

How cognitive biases shape our reality

Psychologist Jay Van Bavel on how two people can see the same event in radically different ways.

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Why China won’t stop Kim Jong-un

Arms control expert Jeffrey Lewis on China’s strategy for dealing with North Korea’s nuclear program. Plus: How do you solve a problem like North Korea?

Ancient self-help

Philosopher Massimo Pigliucci uses Stoicism to counsel people on letting things go. Plus: Stoicism—the Swiss Army knife of philosophies!

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How to make the justice system more just for black Americans

Professor of Law James Forman, author of the new book Locking Up Our Own, on why blaming harsh laws for injustice is inadequate. Plus: The root causes of mass incarceration.

Washington’s Trump fatigue

Matt Lewis says the president is testing the limits of Republican support. Plus: Should the media moderate its Comey coverage?

Improving the marketplace of ideas

Daniel Drezner, author of the new book The Ideas Industry, on how to change intellectual debate in America. Plus: The triumph of the thought leader.

Electioneering as a religious practice

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Levi McLaughlin explains how Japan’s largest “new religion” influences legislation. Plus: The “nation-state” religion.

Foreign Entanglements

The Brazilian scandals that won’t go away

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Historian Colin Snider on new information that could bring down President Michel Temer.

Foreign Entanglements

Kim Jong-un’s new missile: Better, stronger, faster?

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Ankit Panda on what the latest weapons test suggests about North Korea’s capabilities.

The Wright Show

How liberal litigation bred Trumpism

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Damon Linker says progressives might have been better off trying to win arguments instead of lawsuits. Plus: Was the Comey firing a calculated political act?

The Glenn Show

The fascism of antifascists

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter debate what motivates radical protestors. Plus: The gospel of the left.

Culturally Determined

Is Mark Zuckerberg on the stump?

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Journalist Farhad Manjoo on rumors about the Facebook founder’s political ambitions and on what makes him tick. Plus: Can Facebook fix its fake news problem?