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19 February 2017

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Team red vs. team blue

Joshua Cohen and Brink Lindsey on the partisan delusions endangering democracy. Play entire video

All by yourself

Rabbi Marc Katz, author of The Heart of Loneliness, explains how to combat loneliness. Plus: It’s lonely at the top.

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Don’t panic (yet)

David Frum explains the two things that would calm his fears about Trump. Plus: Advice for the Resistance.

Three signs you’re not getting enough sleep

Sleep researcher Robert Stickgold says different people need different amounts, but some rules apply to all.

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Trump as Hitler

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus assess the aptness of the comparison. Plus: Is Trump targeting Muslims?

The way to Trump’s heart

Bill Scher explains how exploiting the president’s love of T.V. could save America. Plus: Mitch’s mistake.

Don’t trust that chimp!

Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci argue that studying primate behavior is a bad way to learn about human nature. Plus: Are babies moral?

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Science as a metaphor

Robert Wright, Michael Shermer, and Deepak Chopra debate Deepak’s views on the nature of reality. Plus: Would the universe exist without our minds?

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Accounts of abuse in EnlightenNext

Josh Summers and Alex Howard, maker of How I Created a Cult, discuss the power dynamics of a controversial spiritual movement. Plus: How do smart people end up in cults?

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Meditate on this!

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Former Buddhist monk Jason Siff makes the case for focusing on your body, not your breath. Plus: Beyond mere mindfulness.

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The DMZ

Is the “deep state” a danger to democracy?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate whether the Flynn leaks were an abuse of power.

Foreign Entanglements

“We are part of the future.”

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Media anthropologist Christa Blackmon explains how different cultures and minorities use science fiction to send political messages. Plus: The power of the Dark Side.

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Be creative!

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A Sixty-Second Sermon by psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman.

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The Glenn Show

Has “broken windows” been debunked?

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Sociologist and former police officer Peter Moskos says critics are too quick to dismiss the police strategy. Plus: Is crime making a comeback?

The DMZ

The filibuster question

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider what Democrats would lose—and gain—by trying to block Gorsuch. Plus: WWJD re POTUS’s EO?