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30 July 2015

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Why Donald Trump is no Herman Cain

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze how Trump is avoiding the pitfalls of 2012's unconventional GOP candidates. Play entire video

Yoga’s weird sort of non-attachment

Michele Goldberg, author of the new book The Goddess Pose, discusses the teachings of Indra Devi, who helped bring yoga to the West. Plus: Is yoga more than just exercise?

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Is John Kasich the new Jon Huntsman?

Daniel Strauss and Dylan Scott analyze the conventional wisdom on the Ohio governor’s chances. Plus: Will the Clinton email scandal stick?

Is the Royal Air Force still beyond reproach?

Robert Farley and Tony Cumming discuss the persistent national mythology about the Battle of Britain. Plus: How Britain won the Battle Of Britain.

When theologians appeared on the cover of Time

Robert Wright and Gary Dorrien discuss the dramatic career of the influential mid-century theologian Paul Tillich. Plus: God as “the ground of being.”

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Meditation as medication

Psychologist Miguel Farias, author of The Buddha Pill, argues that using meditation for therapy is misguided. Plus: The dark night of the soul.

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How tough is the new Iranian inspection regime?

Robert Wright and David Frum debate a central plank of the nuclear deal. Plus: Could Obama have gotten a better Iran deal?

Synergy between science and religion?

David Sloan Wilson describes how evolutionary theory can inform a “meaning system” that accommodates moral values as well as science. Plus: What’s the use of religion?

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Donald Trump and the end(?) of the religious right

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Sarah Posner and Anthea Butler consider what Trump’s popularity means for the long alliance between the GOP and religious conservatives.

Washington Monthly

Race and transit

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Paul Glastris talks to Mike Grunwald about how transportation spending in many urban areas reinforces racial segregation.

The Glenn Show

Racial “pabulum” at the New York Times

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Glenn Loury inveighs against recent op-eds on race by Charles Blow and David Brooks. Plus:Ta-Nehisi Coates is no James Baldwin.”

The DMZ

Why only Limbaugh can take down Trump

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss how to expel Trump from the GOP race. Plus: Is the Democratic coalition starting to crack up?

Washington Monthly

Donald Trump is not a joke

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Paul Glastris talks to Matt Cooper about Trump’s unusual ideological appeal. Plus: Why the GOP should fear Trump going independent.

MeaningofLife.tv

Faith and fairy tales

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Judith Shulevitz argues that the Torah is true in the way that fairy tales are true. Plus: “God is in being good.”

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