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Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic, Byliner) and Mark Oppenheimer (The New York Times, markoppenheimer.com)

Mark talks about his recent profile of Maggie Gallagher, a leading opponent of gay marriage. He and Conor agree that legal gay marriage is both inevitable  and probably a good thing. They disagree about who truly speaks for Catholics. Conor calls for abandoning the norm that says “objective journalists” should hide their opinions, while Mark sees value in it. Is it always best to be charitable toward one’s ideological opponents? They conclude by debating whether homeschooling is bad for a liberal society.

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Friedersdorf | Feb 21, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Mark Oppenheimer

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.

MeaningofLife.tv

Is yoga more than just exercise?

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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.