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27 February 2017

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Trump talk

Linguist John McWhorter considers why the president’s speaking style has power. Play entire video

#StupidEconomics

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

How to make your dog love you more

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

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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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How things went wrong

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

All by yourself

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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Don’t panic (yet)

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

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Theism and the simulation theory

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Christian transhumanist Micah Redding argues that religion and science sometimes use different languages but talk about the same thing. Plus: Christian transhumanism.

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The Wright Show

Hypothetical Trumps

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Ann Althouse asks liberals to do a thought experiment about their animus toward the president. Plus: Was Milo wronged?

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Why do we sleep?

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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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The DMZ

The left’s circular firing squad

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

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Meditate on this!

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

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The Wright Show

Trump as Hitler

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