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18 October 2017

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Conor Friedersdorf (The AtlanticMeeting Triumph and Disaster) and Peter Suderman (Reason)

Conor and Peter try to make sense of QE3, the Federal Reserve’s effort to kick-start the economy. Turning to the political fallout from the embassy attacks, Peter argues that Romney thinks about foreign policy like a management consultant. Though they both believe in the primacy of free speech, Conor isn’t bothered by diplomats criticizing offensive videos. Peter talks about what Romney would actually do about health care if elected. If Romney wins the election, will the Tea Party ever trust him? Plus: Conor describes the album he’d love Jay-Z to make.

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The Glenn Show

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter question the bleak outlook found in Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book We Were Eight Years in Power.

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Culturally Determined

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MeaningofLife.tv

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Journalist Tony Ortega explains how the organization has used its canonical texts to justify incidences of child sexual abuse. Plus: Scientology vs. the IRS.

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The left’s nonviolent core

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Former Weather Underground member Mark Rudd explains why he can’t write off the Antifa movement completely. Plus: Not so fast, comrade.

The DMZ

Biden’s political tightrope act

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether Joe Biden can maintain populist appeal without making promises to the Sanders wing of the Democratic Party. Plus: Sunday Night Football, interrupted.

The Wright Show

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Andrew Sullivan argues that a new Democratic focus on wealth inequality could “scramble” the country’s ideological divisions.

MeaningofLife.tv

“Making friends with desire”

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Ethan Nichtern, author of the new book The Dharma of The Princess Bride, offers a Buddhist take on the film’s themes of family, friendship, and romance.

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The DMZ

Are the Pences on to something?

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In light of the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal, Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Mike Pence’s old-fashioned rule for interacting with other women.

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Is Richard Dawkins bad for secularism?

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