Against Santa

Around this time of year, many parents—God only knows how many—lie to their children about Santa Claus. But aren't we always trying to teach our children that lying is wrong? So shouldn't we stop lying about Santa?

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The Examined Year 2016: Triumph and Defeat

As we approach the end of 2016, we are gearing up for our annual year in review show, "The Examined Year." In this special show, which broadcasts live from our home station, KALW, we depart from our usual long-form conversation format with a single guest and instead have three different guests on three different segments. The theme we've chosen for our philosophical review of 2016 is "Triumph and Defeat."

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Is Donald Trump Lying or Bullshitting?

You might think that Trump is an inveterate liar, whose lies disguise the truth in a way that causes favor among gullible constituents. But here’s an alternative hypothesis: Trump is bullshitting.

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