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23 February 2017

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Christian transhumanism

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

Trump is good business for anarchists

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

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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?

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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Trump as Hitler

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

The way to Trump’s heart

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

Be creative!

A Sixty-Second Sermon by psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman.

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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 Glenn Show

The Republican tax on the rich

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

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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

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.

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.

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Don’t trust that chimp!

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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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