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28 April 2016

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Is Carly Fiorina a desperation play?

Daniel Strauss and Dylan Scott discuss the strategy behind Ted Cruz's VP pick. Play entire video

The libertarian safety net

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

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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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Don’t despair

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

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

What is an authentic mystical experience?

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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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.

The DMZ

Donald Trump needs women

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

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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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Rational Actors

The cost of free trade

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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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Surrendering the White Knight

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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.

Culturally Determined

History repeats itself—not

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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.

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“Racism is not a problem of mind”

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