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10 December 2016

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Bill Scher (CAF, Real Clear Politics, Politico) and Matt K. Lewis (The Daily Caller, MattLewis.org)

On The DMZ: Drone strikes—have liberals been looking the other way? Bill argues that drone warfare is less lethal than the alternatives, but Matt wants to see a formalized process to prevent abuse. Are drone strikes the kind of warfare that Americans want? Turning to domestic politics, Matt decries Karl Rove’s new effort to meddle in GOP Senate primaries, while Bill thinks that absolutism and unwillingness to compromise have hurt GOP candidates the most.

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The DMZ | Feb 6, 2013 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

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Killing the saints

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Rory Dickson, author of Living Sufism in North America, explains why ISIS targets Sufi shrines.

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The case against compassion for Trump

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Rabbi and meditation teacher Jay Michaelson explains his resistance to the maxim “love your enemies.” Plus: Combating Trump-induced angst.

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What magic mushrooms can teach you

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Shane Mauss, host of Here We Are, explains how he uses psychedelic drugs as a meditative aid.

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Beyond the philosopher’s stone

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Robert Place, author of The Alchemical Tarot, explains how ancient esoteric ideas gave rise to a variety of alchemical practices. Plus: The Fool’s journey.

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If aliens visited Earth, what would they find most surprising?

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Fifth in a series of video mashups in which some people you know, and some people you don’t know, are put on the spot.

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Is democracy slipping away?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis on what a new study says about belief in our political system.

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Virus-proofing your genes

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Geneticist George Church on the future of genetic engineering. Plus: Resurrecting the mammoth.

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Immoral empathy

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Paul Bloom, author of the new book Against Empathy, argues that feeling other people’s pain can lead us astray.

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Bringing virtues back

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Massimo Pigliucci on why an ancient ethical system makes sense in modern times.

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Trump’s PR win and policy mistake

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis on what the jobs deal with Carrier means for the president-elect and for the country. Plus: Is Trump falling for the wrong people?