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Recorded:Dec 23    Posted:Dec 25, 2007
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Bloggingheads.tv | Dec 25, 2007 | Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus

Electioneering as a religious practice

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Levi McLaughlin explains how Japan’s largest “new religion” influences legislation. Plus: The “nation-state” religion.

Foreign Entanglements

The Brazilian scandals that won’t go away

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Historian Colin Snider on new information that could bring down President Michel Temer.

The DMZ

Is this the beginning of the end for GOP power?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether Trump is dooming his party’s electoral chances. Plus: What Roger Ailes wrought.

MeaningofLife.tv

How cognitive biases shape our reality

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Psychologist Jay Van Bavel on how two people can see the same event in radically different ways.

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The Wright Show

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?

MeaningofLife.tv

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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Foreign Entanglements

Kim Jong-un’s new missile: Better, stronger, faster?

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

The Glenn Show

How to make the justice system more just for black Americans

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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.

The Wright Show

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?

The DMZ

Washington’s Trump fatigue

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