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Matt K. Lewis (The Daily Caller, MattLewis.org) and Michael Brooks (Intersection, The Majority Report)

On The DMZ, Matt and guest-host Michael discuss a possible Elizabeth Warren presidential run in 2016. Michael thinks that Warren’s outsider status and anti–Wall Street populism could appeal to the zeitgeist on both left and right. But what are the odds of Warren running, let alone being able to defeat Hillary Clinton? Moving to foreign affairs, Michael makes the case for nuclear negotiations with Iran. Can America and Iran put aside their problematic history? Why did France oppose the deal? Plus: Why does Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen still have a job?

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The DMZ | Nov 14, 2013 | Matt K. Lewis & Michael Brooks

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Is the idea of “evil” outmoded?

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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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Experimenting with empathy

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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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Trouble for Trump?

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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.

Science Faction

Can computers get art?

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John Horgan and George Johnson question whether critical analysis can be simulated.

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No mere coincidence

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Psychiatrist Bernard Beitman, author of the new book Connecting With Coincidence, discusses the states of mind that make unlikely events seem meaningful.

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Foreign Entanglements

Challenging China

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Political scientist Lauren Dickey discusses how Taiwan’s new president disrupted the status quo. Plus: China’s suspect counterterrorist policy.

Woodruff & Strauss

America loves the rich

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

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Was Trump inevitable?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate whether the intellectual branch of the GOP ever had a chance against Trump’s rhetoric. Plus: Is Sanders Nader 2.0?

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The New Atheists vs. The New Agnostics

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In the first of five lectures outlining a new spiritual worldview that’s compatible with science, Robert Wright critiques the “New Atheists.”

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The theist with a humanist soul

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Unitarian Universalist minister Hank Peirce explains his unconventional understanding of God. Plus: Do Unitarians believe in anything?

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