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28 April 2016

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Donald Trump needs women

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis say the Republican front-runner shouldn't use primary numbers to gauge his female support. Play entire video

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?

Why are millennials so mad?

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

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.

Surrendering the White Knight

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether Paul Ryan erred when he said the GOP nominee should only be someone who ran in the primaries.

History repeats itself—not

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Felix Biederman say looking to the past to predict future political outcomes is often a bust. Plus: Trust your gut, not the facts.

Political labels don’t cut it

Harold Pollack says words like “liberal” and “conservative” fail to capture the nuances of real people. Plus: Why campus diversity needs work.

“Racism is not a problem of mind”

Freddie deBoer argues that real racial progress is made by rectifying structural injustice, not changing hearts. Plus: Hillary is woke.

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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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The libertarian safety net

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William Irwin, author of the forth­coming book Free Dakota, outlines his vision for a moral society.

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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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Woodruff & Strauss

A Trump aide’s history with the “torturers’ lobby”

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Betsy Woodruff reports on Donald Trump’s new delegates-and-convention guru, Paul Manafort, and his ties to unsavory political figures abroad.

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What is an authentic mystical experience?

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Researchers David Yaden and Alex Belser compare the benefits of drug-induced and spontaneous mystical experiences. Plus: Positive outcomes of bad trips.

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The DMZ

Cut your pundits some slack

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Matt Lewis says we shouldn’t expect accurate long-range predictions from political commentators. Plus: Is America regressing?