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17 August 2019

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

On The DMZ: The federal government is back in action! Matt grudgingly respects how Boehner played a tough hand to end the shutdown. Noting the Shelbyville-Springfield–style split among Republicans, Bill wonders if the Tea Party will launch more primary challenges against RINOs. Then they applaud Robert Costa for covering the shutdown negotiations, and list the three game-changing reporters of 2013. Matt worries that political dysfunction is driving some mentally ill people over the edge, and Bill disagrees with cynics on the left who think Obama got a raw deal.

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The DMZ | Oct 17, 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.