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25 March 2017

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You’re what’s wrong with Twitter

Emily Parker reflects on what running a "troll-free" site taught her about how human nature hinders civil discourse online. Play entire video

Trump to House: Be afraid

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether the president can scare Republicans into backing the health care bill.

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Trump, Storyteller-in-Chief

Robert Wright and economist Andrés Rondón on why political narratives don’t need much in the way of facts. Plus: Is Trump America’s Hugo Chávez?

Get cat vision, save the planet

Philosopher Matthew Liao looks at ways to combat climate change through genetic engineering.

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The prison of belief

Journalist Tony Ortega talks about the literal and metaphorical bars that keep people in Scientology. Plus: The sci-fi religion.

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What Trump should learn from Bill Clinton

Bill Scher explains how the former president’s legislative failures could guide the administration on health care. Plus: Paul Ryan’s bubble.

How healthy is American democracy?

Political scientist Brendan Nyhan describes a project that detects signs of authoritarianism. Plus: Do facts still matter?

The art of cutting a deal on the health plan

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether Trump will intervene or pass the buck. Plus: A health plan divided against itself

The Glenn Show

Carrot or stick?

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Economists Glenn Loury and Robert Cherry on the debate over how social programs should shape behavior. Plus: Who needs college?

The Glenn Show

Medicaid the Republican way

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Glenn Loury and Harold Pollack discuss how block grants would affect health care for the poor.

The Glenn Show

Does Chicago need a crackdown?

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Glenn Loury and Alden Loury debate how to stop the shootings. Plus: Life on the South Side.

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Does Trump want to stay short-staffed?

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Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner consider whether there’s a strategy behind the slow pace of appointments. Plus: Send in “The Kushner“!

The Glenn Show

Repeal and replace or repeal and destroy?

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Economist Laurence Kotlikoff makes the case against the Republican plan for health insurance. Plus: The “Purple Health Plan