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22 May 2017

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How cognitive biases shape our reality

Psychologist Jay Van Bavel on how two people can see the same event in radically different ways.
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Kim Jong-un’s new missile: Better, stronger, faster?

Ankit Panda on what the latest weapons test suggests about North Korea’s capabilities.

What Roger Ailes wrought

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis on how the disgraced Fox News founder, dead at 77, changed the political landscape.

How to make the justice system more just for black Americans

Professor of Law James Forman, author of the new book Locking Up Our Own, on why blaming harsh laws for injustice is inadequate. Plus: The root causes of mass incarceration.

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The “nation-state” religion

Levi McLaughlin on how Soka Gakkai became Japan’s largest “new religion.”

Washington’s Trump fatigue

Matt Lewis says the president is testing the limits of Republican support. Plus: Should the media moderate its Comey coverage?

Is Mark Zuckerberg on the stump?

Journalist Farhad Manjoo on rumors about the Facebook founder’s political ambitions and on what makes him tick. Plus: Can Facebook fix its fake news problem?

Why Trump’s “religious liberty” order could backfire

Kevin Glass says many social conservatives want to keep politics and the pulpit sep­arate. Plus: What will McConnell do on Obamacare?

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Why China won’t stop Kim Jong-un

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Arms control expert Jeffrey Lewis on China’s strategy for dealing with North Korea’s nuclear program. Plus: How do you solve a problem like North Korea?

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Ancient self-help

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Philosopher Massimo Pigliucci uses Stoicism to counsel people on letting things go. Plus: Stoicism—the Swiss Army knife of philosophies!

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How liberal litigation bred Trumpism

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Damon Linker says progressives might have been better off trying to win arguments instead of lawsuits. Plus: Was the Comey firing a calculated political act?

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The fascism of antifascists

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter debate what motivates radical protestors. Plus: The gospel of the left.

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Improving the marketplace of ideas

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Daniel Drezner, author of the new book The Ideas Industry, on how to change intellectual debate in America. Plus: The triumph of the thought leader.

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Stop the binge-watching!

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Psychologist Adam Alter, author of Irresistible, offers advice on how to break your addiction to the screen. Plus: How Facebook gets you hooked.

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