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30 September 2016

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It’s not the economy, stupid

Political scientist Roger Petersen argues that support for Trump is driven more by the psychology of group identity than by economic grievances.
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How Trump blew the debate

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the candidate’s biggest mistakes.

Get your yoga selfies in order

Youtube star and PhD in visionboardology JP Sears gives advice on how to seem more spiritual than you are.

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The art of the urinal

Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci consider Marcel Duchamp’s legacy and why it’s so hard to define art. Plus: What shapes our moral instincts?

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Arduous empathy

Robert Wright and David Corn work to understand why so many voters feel drawn to Trump.

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The grand delusion of the Grand Old Party

Matthew Sheffield argues that conservative news outlets are not as influential as Republicans believe.

The story about Jimmy Carter you’ve probably never heard

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss why some political stories don’t stand the test of time. Plus: Are we too concerned with Clinton’s health?

Is racism getting worse?

John McWhorter argues that the rise of movements like the alt-right is misleading. Plus: The trouble with Ta-Nehisi Coates’s white fans.

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Does suffering pervade life?

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Robert Wright and Erik Braun, author of The Birth of Insight, explain the Buddhist idea of dukkha. Plus: Meditation for the masses.

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Hillary’s hawkish history

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Political scientist Max Abrahms worries about what a Clinton administration foreign policy would look like.

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An evil creator

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Father Anthony Silvia gives the Gnostic view of how the world came to be.

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The Glenn Show

Should politicians underestimate voter intelligence?

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Glenn Loury and write-in presidential candidate Larry Kotlikoff discuss how much of politics is the art of persuasion. Plus: Larry Kotlikoff for president?

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Plant life as a spiritual ideal

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George Young explains why Soviet biologist Vladimir Vernadsky thought humans should become more like plants. Plus: Futurists from the past.

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Becoming conscious of consciousness

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Meditation teacher Vincent Horn explains how two kinds of meditation offer different kinds of insight. Plus: Can smartphone apps help you meditate?

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