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26 February 2017

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Exit the ivory tower

A Sixty-Second Sermon by Julien Musolino.
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Linking action with contemplation

Mennonite activist Mark Van Steenwyk talks about the interplay between Christian ethics, theology and mysticism. Plus: Trump is good business for anarchists.

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Was Milo wronged?

Ann Althouse questions whether the provocateur’s pedophilia comments should have caused his downfall.

Why do we sleep?

Psychiatrist Robert Stickgold says sleeping evolved to help us make sense of our experiences. Plus: Three signs you’re not getting enough sleep.

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Christian transhumanism

Micah Redding argues that technological progress is part of God’s plan.

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The left’s circular firing squad

Bill Scher argues that progressives are tempting fate by attacking red state Democrats. Plus: Is the “deep state” a danger to democracy?

Meditate on this!

Former Buddhist monk Jason Siff makes the case for focusing on your body, not your breath. Plus: Beyond mere mindfulness.

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Don’t panic (yet)

David Frum explains the two things that would calm his fears about Trump. Plus: Advice for the Resistance.

Trump as Hitler

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus assess the aptness of the comparison. Plus: Is Trump targeting Muslims?

The Glenn Show

#StupidEconomics

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Economists Glenn Loury and Laurence Kotlikoff on the Trump admin­istration’s dangerous ignorance. Plus: The Republican tax on the rich.

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How to make your dog love you more

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Psychologist Ellen Langer explains how being mindful can change the way pets—and people—treat you.

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How things went wrong

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Brink Lindsey argues that American institutions aren’t designed to handle modern politics. Plus: Team red vs. team blue.

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All by yourself

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Rabbi Marc Katz, author of The Heart of Loneliness, explains how to combat loneliness. Plus: It’s lonely at the top.

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Foreign Entanglements

“We are part of the future.”

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Media anthropologist Christa Blackmon explains how different cultures and minorities use science fiction to send political messages. Plus: The power of the Dark Side.