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Adam Serwer (Mother Jones) and Brentin Mock (ColorlinesThe Nation)

On Adamize, Adam and Brentin discuss the Tea Party push for voter ID laws. Would these laws be less onerous if states provided voters with free IDs? Is there a constitutional right to vote, and would universal voter registration make a difference? Has the Obama administration adequately enforced civil rights laws with regard to voting? Switching gears, they criticize conservative outlets for hyping a 2007 video of Obama discussing race. Finally, they differ over whether race played a role in Obama’s poor showing in the first debate.

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Adamize | Oct 5, 2012 | Adam Serwer & Brentin Mock

The Glenn Show

Can identity politics win over average voters?

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Mark Lilla, author of the new book The Once and Future Liberal, on why progressives should organize around principles rather than identity.

The DMZ

Is Facebook dangerous?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Russia’s use of the site to influence American public opinion.

The Glenn Show

Why good grades aren’t everything

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Glenn Loury explains how academia could benefit from more flexible measures of merit. Plus: Is there a downside to social uplift?

MeaningofLife.tv

Turning your autopilot off

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Developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik and Robert Wright discuss how meditation can disrupt rigid patterns in adult cognition. Plus: Did Hume borrow from Buddhism?

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The DMZ

Trump’s DACA debacle

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis on why Trump’s DACA repeal is a no-win situation for Republicans. Plus: Should Trump’s wall be a deal breaker?

Culturally Determined

Unfit in every sense

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and actress Zandy Hartig speculate on Trump’s mental and physical constitution. Plus: Coping with Trump.

MeaningofLife.tv

What Peter Singer overlooks

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Philosopher Stephen Asma, author of the new book The Evolution of Imagination, says that advocates of “effective altruism” should consider how imagination aids moral development. Plus: What came before consciousness?

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MeaningofLife.tv

Military monks

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Scholar of religion Michael Jerryson, author of Buddhist Fury, on responses to Muslim-Buddhist violence in southern Thailand. Plus: The Buddhist apocalypse.

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MeaningofLife.tv

Are we doomed?

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Futurist Phil Torres tries to convince Robert Wright that the side-effects of artificial intelligence may include our extinction. Plus: Can climate change help terrorists?

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Culturally Determined

From Gamergate to white supremacy

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YouTuber ContraPoints explains how the far right came to dominate political discussion on YouTube.