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29 April 2016

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Ease up on the Founding Fathers

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter say it's unreasonable to judge people of the past using today's moral standards. Play entire video

Is Carly Fiorina a desperation play?

Daniel Strauss and Dylan Scott discuss the strategy behind Ted Cruz’s VP pick.

Do yogis dream of illusory sheep?

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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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.

The cost of free trade

Kevin Glass and Charlotte Allen discuss the history of Republican views on free trade from Reagan to Trump. Plus: Why support Trump.

Surrendering the White Knight

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.

History repeats itself—not

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.

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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The DMZ

Politicians are boring

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Matt Lewis says most elected officials are in the business of getting reelected, and thus are risk-adverse. Plus: Trump’s female voter problem.

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The existentialism of Metallica

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David Masciotra and William Irwin get philosophical about heavy metal music. Plus: The libertarian safety net.

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God is love, literally

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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

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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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Woodruff & Strauss

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

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

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Political labels don’t cut it

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Harold Pollack says words like “liberal” and “conservative” fail to capture the nuances of real people. Plus: Why campus diversity needs work.