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Recorded:Aug 21    Posted:Aug 22, 2008
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The Week in Blog | Aug 22, 2008 | Nate Silver & Conn Carroll

The DMZ

Should Al Franken step down?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis weigh the senator’s political options.

The Wright Show

Arguing the right way

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Social psychologist and 2017 MacArthur “Genius” grant winner Betsy Levy Paluck explains how narrative can open people to opposing worldviews.

MeaningofLife.tv

Buddhists who hate

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Scholar of religion Michael Jerryson, author of the forthcoming book If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, explains why Buddhists are attacking Muslims in Myanmar.

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What our laws say about who we are

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William R. Black and Jorge Juan Rodriguez V discuss how statecraft and religion can’t be separated in the telling of American and Puerto Rican history.

The first “bleeding heart” in politics

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Journalist Ryan Cooper and historian Thomas Knock, author of The Rise of a Prairie Statesman, compare George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign and Bernie Sanders’s 2016 primary run.

The Glenn Show

Challenging the narrative on race and police brutality

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Philippe Lemoine argues that state violence against blacks is exaggerated by the media.

Culturally Determined

Being nice online

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Information privacy expert Danielle Citron disputes the notion that online anonymity creates an environment of harassment and abuse. Plus: When do online threats cross the line?

The DMZ

Who deserves credit for Northam’s win?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the Virginia governor’s race.

Culturally Determined

How Obama ended up Between Two Ferns

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David Litt, author of the new book Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years, tells the stories behind Obama’s appearances with comedians like Keegan-Michael Key and Zach Galifianakis. Plus: Why is Sean Spicer a household name?

MeaningofLife.tv

More atheists, fewer foxholes

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Historian of science Peter Harrison asserts that basic personal security, rather than science, is responsible for religious decline around the world. Plus: The elusive “rational” religion.

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