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21 February 2017

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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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Team red vs. team blue

Joshua Cohen and Brink Lindsey on the partisan delusions endangering 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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Don’t panic (yet)

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

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.

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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Has “broken windows” been debunked?

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

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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Three signs you’re not getting enough sleep

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

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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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Be creative!

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A Sixty-Second Sermon by psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman.

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Science as a metaphor

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Robert Wright, Michael Shermer, and Deepak Chopra debate Deepak’s views on the nature of reality. Plus: Would the universe exist without our minds?

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