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6 May 2016

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Are “Never Trumpers” actually “Probably Trumpers”?

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss ask how durable the principled opposition to Trump will be. Play entire video

Deed before creed

Anne Klaeysen, a leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture, contrasts the society’s values with those of some “New Atheists.” Plus: God-shaped hole.

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Do the right thing

Massimo Pigliucci explains how Stoics deal with competing moral obligations. Plus: The ethics of eating.

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Bernie Sanders is underappreciated

Dylan Scott says the unexpected rise of a socialist senator has been overshadowed by The Donald. Plus: Why Carly Fiorina for VP?

Politicians are boring

Matt Lewis says most elected officials are in the business of getting reelected, and thus are risk-adverse. Plus: Trump’s female voter problem.

Ease up on the Founding Fathers

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter say it’s unreasonable to judge people of the past using today’s moral standards.

Will Sanders call it quits?

Daniel Strauss and Jim Newell hash out how and when the candidate may throw in the towel. Plus: Is Trump a changed man?

God is love, literally

Writer Gregg Easterbrook wishes for more radicalism in Christian theology, and proposes “God is love” as a centerpiece for left-wing theology. Plus: Killing Hitler for God.

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The cost of free trade

Kevin Glass and Charlotte Allen discuss the history of Republican views on free trade from Reagan to Trump. Plus: Why support Trump.

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When you wish upon a tree

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Scholar of religion Jenny Butler explains an Irish folk practice intended to bring good fortune. Plus: Environmentalism as a spiritual practice.

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And Trump’s VP will be…

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether the presumptive nominee will choose a female running mate to best position himself against Hillary.

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The existentialism of Metallica

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David Masciotra and William Irwin get philosophical about heavy metal music. Plus: The libertarian safety net.

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Do yogis dream of illusory sheep?

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Jay Mutzafi, host of The Lucid Dreaming Podcast, describes how Buddhists use lucid dreaming to subvert rigid perceptions of what’s real and what’s not. Plus: Virtual reality of dreams.

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Why are millennials so mad?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the false expectations of the younger generation. Plus: Aging out of the Bern.

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Don’t despair

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William Irwin, author of The Free Market Existentialist, challenges the stereotype that existentialism leads to pessimism. Plus: The compatibility of existentialism and capitalism.

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