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22 February 2017

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The Republican tax on the rich

Economist Laurence Kotlikoff says the House plan would target high-earners. Play entire video

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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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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Three signs you’re not getting enough sleep

Sleep researcher Robert Stickgold says different people need different amounts, but some rules apply to all.

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“We are part of the future.”

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

Be creative!

A Sixty-Second Sermon by psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman.

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Don’t trust that chimp!

Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci argue that studying primate behavior is a bad way to learn about human nature. Plus: Are babies moral?

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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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Trump is good business for anarchists

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Robert Wright and Mark Van Steenwyk, author of That Holy Anarchist, discuss current grassroots politics.

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The Wright Show

Don’t panic (yet)

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

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Trump as Hitler

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

The DMZ

The way to Trump’s heart

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Bill Scher explains how exploiting the president’s love of T.V. could save America. Plus: Mitch’s mistake.

The Glenn Show

Has “broken windows” been debunked?

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Sociologist and former police officer Peter Moskos says critics are too quick to dismiss the police strategy. Plus: Is crime making a comeback?