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Recorded:Apr 28    Posted:Apr 28, 2011
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Bloggingheads.tv | Apr 28, 2011 | Robert Wright & Hendrik Hertzberg

The DMZ

The “death panel” charge returns

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis predict likely Republican responses to Bernie Sanders’ new “Medicare-for-All” bill. Plus: Why single-payer won’t be a slam dunk.

MeaningofLife.tv

Practice makes perfect

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Jazz pianist Aaron Goldberg explains the cognitive feat of performing improvisational music. Plus: The meeting of musical minds.

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MeaningofLife.tv

Scientology vs. the IRS

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Journalist Tony Ortega explains how the Church of Scientology won tax-exempt status through a campaign of lawsuits, intimidation, and harassment against the IRS.

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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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