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25 May 2017

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Those gun-loving Democrats

Bill Scher on whether liberal politicians will soften their Second Amendment stance to win votes. Play entire video
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Electioneering as a religious practice

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

The Brazilian scandals that won’t go away

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

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.

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?

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.

Foreign Entanglements

Will South Korea bring back its “Sunshine Policy”?

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Ankit Panda on whether South Korea’s new president will pursue friendlier relations with Kim Jong-un. Plus: Kim Jong-un’s new missile: Better, stronger, faster?

MeaningofLife.tv

Making new friends through common enemies

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Psychologist Jay Van Bavel on the roots of partisan­ship. Plus: How cognitive biases shape our reality.

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Ancient self-help

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

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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?