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31 July 2016

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Getting meaning from minutiae

Roohi Choudhry and Eileen Pollack, author of the new book A Perfect Life, on what science, theology, and art have in common.
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Why Black Lives Matter needs white allies

Glenn Loury argues that the movement requires broad support to achieve structural change. Plus: Unarmed white men are shot by cops, too.

Did Sarah Silverman unite the DNC?

Bill Scher says the comedian’s off-the-cuff remarks marked a turning point at the convention.

Latin America: Forgotten, but not gone

Historian Colin Snider says U.S. policy on the region often seems like an afterthought. Plus: The mood in Brazil before the Olympics.

Which GOPers will survive Trumpocalypse?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss how Trump has altered the careers of Republican politicians. Plus: Don’t expect Cruz 2020.

Television as a social good

Daniel Kaufman argues that television unified the country in ways that online media can’t.

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The nitty gritty of being president

David Frum argues that sound policy alone does not make for a competent leader. Plus: Is Trump confused about power?

Why bad cops aren’t the real problem

Criminologist and former police officer Peter Moskos says unnecessary police shootings are more about failed systems than bad policing. Plus: Stopping death by cops.

What would Spinoza say about modern-day USA?

Spinoza scholar Steven Nadler argues that American politics is infected by religion. Plus: Spinoza and Buddhism.

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The Glenn Show

Is it okay to be rude to cops?

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Glenn Loury and economist Rajiv Sethi debate whether we have a duty to be civil to the police. Plus: Who’s most affected by bad policing?

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Terrorists are people, too

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Meditation teacher Susan Piver explains why she condemned celebrations of Osama Bin Laden’s death. Plus: Finding compassion for Trump.

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Why the Finns use sauna in diplomacy

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“Saunatarian” Jack Tsonis says we tend to miss out on the social dimensions of sauna. Plus: Sauna as a spiritual experience.

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The Glenn Show

An “impossible dilemma”

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Glenn Loury and Heather Mac Donald discuss pleas for increased policing among communities that also distrust the cops. Plus: The facts on race-based police shootings.

Culturally Determined

The ills of the elite

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Helen Andrews critiques America’s meritocratic ruling class. Plus: Are the Ivies ruining America?