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28 March 2017

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The electorate has spoken

Ann Althouse says the Resistance is resisting democracy, not just Trump. Play entire video

You’re what’s wrong with Twitter

Emily Parker reflects on what running a “troll-free” site taught her about how human nature hinders civil discourse online.

Carrot or stick?

Economists Glenn Loury and Robert Cherry on the debate over how social programs should shape behavior. Plus: Who needs college?

Medicaid the Republican way

Glenn Loury and Harold Pollack discuss how block grants would affect health care for the poor.

Trump to House: Be afraid

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether the president can scare Republicans into backing the health care bill.

Get cat vision, save the planet

Philosopher Matthew Liao looks at ways to combat climate change through genetic engineering.

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The prison of belief

Journalist Tony Ortega talks about the literal and metaphorical bars that keep people in Scientology. Plus: The sci-fi religion.

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What Trump should learn from Bill Clinton

Bill Scher explains how the former president’s legislative failures could guide the administration on health care. Plus: Paul Ryan’s bubble.

Does Trump want to stay short-staffed?

Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner consider whether there’s a strategy behind the slow pace of appointments. Plus: Send in “The Kushner“!

The Wright Show

How do you say “quid pro quo” in Russian?

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Robert Wright and journalist Marcy Wheeler on possible Trump administration corruption. Plus: What Comey revealed about the Trump-Russia investigation.

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The errors of Daniel Dennett

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Massimo Pigliucci critiques the philosopher’s views on consciousness.

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Trump, Storyteller-in-Chief

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Robert Wright and economist Andrés Rondón on why political narratives don’t need much in the way of facts. Plus: Is Trump America’s Hugo Chávez?

The Glenn Show

Does Chicago need a crackdown?

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Glenn Loury and Alden Loury debate how to stop the shootings. Plus: Life on the South Side.

The Wright Show

How healthy is American democracy?

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Political scientist Brendan Nyhan describes a project that detects signs of authoritarianism. Plus: Do facts still matter?