27 April 2017


Trump’s surprising 100 days

Never Trumper John Hawkins says the president is starting to win him over. Play entire video

Existentialist bio-Buddhism

Psychologist David Barash searches for the meaning of life by fusing biological, Buddhist and existentialist perspectives together.

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Resist Trump wisely

Political scientist Erica Chenoweth on what the anti-Trump movement can learn from non-violent movements around the world. Plus: It wasn’t Syrians who started Syria’s civil war.

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The Divided States of America?

Psychologist Troy Campbell says that Americans may be less polarized than they think.

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The left’s Russophobia

David Klion and Michael Tracey debate whether the Trump-Russia story has spun out of control. Plus: Is Trump becoming a neocon?

America the hypocritical?

Robert Wright and Eli Lake debate whether the U.S. has a double standard when it comes to Iran’s support for Syria. Plus: Must Assad go?

Why the MOAB and the Syria strikes won’t scare Kim Jong-un

Daniel Drezner says the administration’s posturing isn’t credible. Plus: The end of Turkish democracy?

Is the president becoming presidential?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether Trump’s leadership is maturing. Plus: Sorry Democrats. Kansas doesn’t mean much.

McDonald’s as a community center

Photojournalist Chris Arnade uses the fast-food chain to talk about America’s cultural divides. Plus: The back-row kids.

The Wright Show

The jackboots are coming (maybe)!

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus on whether Trump will become a despot. Plus: Scaring the immigrants out.

The Wright Show

The end of “America First”?

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Robert Wright and Jim Lobe on whether Trump’s foreign policy is taking a globalist turn. Plus: Will Trump put troops in Syria?

Science Faction

Feeling forgetful? Upgrade your brain’s RAM

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Science journalists John Horgan and Michael Lemonick, author of The Perpetual Now, on what tech means for memory. Plus: Do your memories make you “you”?

The Wright Show

Can Trump succeed as a do-nothing president?

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Robert Wright and Mark Schmitt consider the minimum his supporters will accept. Plus: Will Bannon get the boot?