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27 July 2017

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Resisting Trump wisely

Robert Wright and meditation teacher Daniel Ingram consider how anger at the president can hinder effective opposition.
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Learning begins at home

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter on how cultural differences can explain racial disparities in aptitude testing. Plus: In search of the “intelligence gene”

Degrees of agency

Philosopher Crispin Sartwell uses the 12-step program to illustrate his views on responsibility without free will. Plus: Is the state necessary?

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The case against embracing single-payer

Bill Scher argues that Democrats haven’t thought through the consequences. Plus: Will Republicans move on from health care?

Humanitarian solutions to political problems

Deepmala Mahla, Mercy Corps’ Country Director of South Sudan, on the uphill battle against famine in South Sudan. Plus: How direct cash transfers save lives.

What the hell is a law?

Crispin Sartwell, author of Entanglements, describes a materialist view of social realities. Plus: Penetrated by reality.

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Robots who reject polyamory

Bioethicists James Hughes and Regina Rini explain how artificial intelligence could shape the future of human morality. Plus: Raising moral machines.

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Lies, damn lies, and the stories Trump tells

Glenn Loury and Harold Pollack debate whether we should worry about the White House’s looseness with truth. Plus: The illegitimate president?

Skimming the surface of sleep

Jason Siff, author of Thoughts Are Not The Enemy, explains why he allows his students to fall asleep during meditation. Plus: Think again, meditators!

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Culturally Determined

When personality precedes politics

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Kumars Salehi rehash the popular appeal of “outsider” politicians in the 2016 presidential election. Plus: Is “horseshoe theory” valid?

How the government gets on your phone

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Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, on abusive uses of spyware.

“Volunteers for death”

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Journalist Murtaza Hussain and Olivier Roy, author of the new book Jihad and Death, on what ISIS really wants. Plus: The future of ISIS.

Foreign Entanglements

How the U.S. enables kleptocracy

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Political scientist Alexander Cooley on how lax regulations help corrupt foreign officials hide their money. Plus: Trump, the tycoon president.

The DMZ

Can the working class become knowledge workers?

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Matt Lewis says that offering free college won’t fix what’s wrong in rural America. Plus: Don’t hold your breath for impeachment.

The Glenn Show

Where is the public support for antitrust laws?

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Matt Stoller, Fellow at New America, says there’s rare bipartisan support for greater regulation of the tech industry but no pressure to make it happen. Plus: Reining in the tech giants.