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Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post) and Asawin Suebsaeng (The Daily Beast)

On Critic Proof, Alyssa and Swin start off with the new TV season: Alyssa explains why she’s fascinated by The Americans, starring Keri Russell as a KGB spy, and why Ray Donovan isn’t actually about what Showtime wants you to think it’s about. Swin makes the case against 1600 Penn. Is there a backlash brewing against graphic on-screen violence? Turning to the Oscar race, Swin thinks Killer Joe was woefully overlooked, and they debate the controversy over the depiction of torture in Zero Dark Thirty. Laying Best Picture odds, Swin explains why he hated Lincoln. They close with predictions for the acting categories.

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Critic Proof | Jan 15, 2013 | Alyssa Rosenberg & Asawin Suebsaeng

Washington Monthly

Race and transit

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Paul Glastris talks to Mike Grunwald about how transportation spending in many urban areas reinforces racial segregation.

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Michelle Goldberg, author of the new book The Goddess Pose, considers the psychological and spiritual aspects of yoga.

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Woodruff & Strauss

Will the Clinton email scandal stick?

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Daniel Strauss and Dylan Scott consider whether questions about Hillary Clinton’s private email server will dog her campaign.

Foreign Entanglements

Is the Royal Air Force still beyond reproach?

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Robert Farley and Tony Cumming discuss the persistent national mythology about the Battle of Britain. Plus: How Britain won the Battle Of Britain.

MeaningofLife.tv

When theologians appeared on the cover of Time

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Robert Wright and Gary Dorrien discuss the dramatic career of the influential mid-century theologian Paul Tillich. Plus: God as “the ground of being.”

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The Glenn Show

Racial “pabulum” at the New York Times

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Glenn Loury inveighs against recent op-eds on race by Charles Blow and David Brooks. Plus:Ta-Nehisi Coates is no James Baldwin.”

MeaningofLife.tv

Meditation as medication

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Psychologist Miguel Farias, author of The Buddha Pill, argues that using meditation for therapy is misguided. Plus: The dark night of the soul.

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The DMZ

Why only Limbaugh can take down Trump

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss how to expel Trump from the GOP race. Plus: Is the Democratic coalition starting to crack up?

Washington Monthly

Donald Trump is not a joke

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Paul Glastris talks to Matt Cooper about Trump’s unusual ideological appeal. Plus: Why the GOP should fear Trump going independent.