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Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic) and Molly Ball (The Atlantic)

Conor and Molly kick things off by discussing the lack of faith conservatives have in Mitt Romney. Conor says that Tea Partiers have to stop allying themselves with social conservatives in blue states. Molly argues that just because Barack Obama is ahead in the polls doesn’t mean that he’s winning, and Conor posits that there’s a relatively small difference between Romney’s vision for America and Obama’s. And speaking prior to the Paul Ryan VP announcement, they discuss the impact his budget would have. They close by looking forward to the Republican National Convention, and wondering if libertarians will feel out of place.

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Recorded:Aug 10    Posted:Aug 13, 2012
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Friedersdorf | Aug 13, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Molly Ball

The Glenn Show

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Steven Teles, author of the new book Prison Break, explains how the Tea Party led the way to a more liberal GOP stance on criminal justice. Plus: How movements change course.

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Bernard Beitman, author of the new book Connecting With Coincidence, on the famous psychotherapist’s archetype and synchronicity theories. Plus: The states of mind that make unlikely events seem meaningful.

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In the second of five lectures on his spiritual worldview, Robert Wright offers a modern interpretation of evil and proposes “moral imagination” as its antidote.

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Psychologist Dacher Keltner on studies that reveal a paradoxical interplay between power and empathy. Plus: Bad things privileged people tend to do.

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether the presumptive nominee’s cult of personality can compensate for a weak campaign infrastructure. Plus: Trump versus Bernie.

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Journalist Kevin Roose explains how Trump’s wealth has done more than fund his campaign.

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