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Bill Scher (Real Clear Politics, Politico) and Matt K. Lewis (The Daily Beast, MattLewis.org)

On The DMZ: By embracing radical tactics, is the GOP in danger of losing young Christians? Bill argues that conservatives are misreading Saul Alinsky, and Matt warns that the right is becoming too obsessed with the soul-crushing aspect of politics. Turning to the government shutdown, Matt accuses Obama of taking an indefensible position by refusing to negotiate, but Bill retorts that the president must hold the line to neutralize the Tea Party. Would Boehner allow a debt default? Bill uses an anecdote about the co-ed dorm showers at Oberlin to elucidate Obama’s position. Plus: How will history judge Obama’s legacy?

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The DMZ | Oct 9, 2013 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

The Wright Show

The real villains in the medical establishment

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Brink Lindsey argues that Democrats have erred by attacking health insurance companies instead of the real malefactors—doctors and hospitals.

The Wright Show

Jeffrey Epstein and the corruption of academia

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Robert Wright and psychologist Paul Bloom discuss Epstein’s history of giving money to academics.

Culturally Determined

Cracking jokes about Epstein

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Daniel Bessner discuss how the shock at Jeffrey Epstein’s death quickly turned into a gleeful jokefest on social media.

The Glenn Show

Privileging Western culture

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Glenn Loury talks with Penn Law professor Amy Wax about the idea of giving preferential treatment to immigrants from Western nations.

Culturally Determined

Chris Christie and Tony Soprano

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Erin Schwartz, who recently wrote about viewing The Sopranos through the lens of New Jersey politics and culture.

MeaningofLife.tv

Western philosophy and white supremacism

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Philosopher Crispin Sartwell lays out his argument comparing mind-body dualism with racism.

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MeaningofLife.tv

The trouble with corporate mindfulness

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Robert Wright speaks with Ronald Purser, author of the new book McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality.

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Culturally Determined

Jeffrey Epstein and the failures of capitalism

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Daniel Bessner debate capitalism, socialism, and hierarchy through the lens of the Epstein scandal.