On Critic Proof, Alyssa and Adam take on the factual implausibilities and emotional strengths of Showtime’s Homeland, the cheesy pleasures of ABC’s military drama Last Resort, and Scandal main character Olivia Pope, a groundbreaking black female lead on television. Are these shows doing something fundamentally new with characters of color?Play entire video
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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?
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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?Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv