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14 February 2016

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“The Arabs Are Coming”

Journalist Sarah Posner shares an Us vs. Them story from childhood in Israel. Plus: Trump's wealth as evidence of God's blessing.
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Bernie bros and the generational divide over Hillary

Bill Scher discusses the challenges Clinton faces with young voters who were raised on hard-left critiques of her record.

It’s the intolerance, stupid

Robert Wright makes the case for expanding your moral imagination. Plus: A scientifically respectable “higher purpose.”

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“What’s your greatest hope for the next 10 years?”

For our tenth anniversary, we asked some of BhTV’s oldest friends to reflect on the past decade.

Trust funds for all?

Sandy Darity outlines his proposal for alleviating wealth disparity in the U.S. Plus: Why your parents really matter.

Who’s surging in New Hampshire?

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss talk about the Republican candidates jostling for position in the upcoming primary. Plus: Clinton’s Wall Street speaking fees.

Finding meaning inside the Beltway

Heather Hurlburt on the hidden spiritual lives of public servants. Plus: the importance of being hokey.

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Just toughen up?

Philosophers Massimo Pigliucci and Daniel Fincke consider the difference between being stoic and being a Stoic. Plus: Advice on dealing with loss.

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Why you shouldn’t be afraid of ISIS

Michael Cohen says GOP fear mongering has reached new heights in the foreign policy arena. Plus: Why Iowa doesn’t matter.

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“My brain made me do it”

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Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci discuss how biological and social explanations of human behavior complement each other.

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Can language really capture reality?

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Dan Kaufman explains Wittgenstein’s long misunderstood views on that question.

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Shortage of meaning

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Paul Froese, author of On Purpose, investigates why the American poor have more stuff, but less sense of meaning than the poor of the world. Plus: No time for death anxiety.

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How Rubio’s caution could be hurting him

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National Review’s Alexis Levinson says Marco Rubio’s avoidance of saying anything wrong can make it seem like he’s not saying anything at all. Plus: Too early to write off Jeb?

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A defense of hypocrisy

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Mathematicians Glen Whitney and John Allen Paulos consider why we should expect people to be inconsistent. Plus: Are we ruled by coincidence?

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Why reporters shouldn’t be nice

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Bill Scher and Alexis Levinson say hard-hitting questions from debate moderators are totally fair. Plus: Why Trump’s debate boycott was a “great call.”