Issue #54: Dec 9–Dec 15, 2018

In this week’s MRN we bring you: (1) some good news about anger; (2) some bad news about anger; (3) more drum roll about our coming Patreon launch (Do you feel the momentum?); (4) a guide to books about political violence and how to avoid or resolve it; (5) the usual crisp summary of the week’s important events; (6) background reading on things ranging from dubious meditation studies to young Unabomber groupies. Plus: News You Can Use, especially if you’re American.

–Robert Wright

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Issue #52: Nov 25–Dec 1, 2018

In this week’s MRN we offer: the world’s most concise summary of the week’s Mueller news; the tragic story of a senator who got lots of mind-altering retweets; a prediction about the next few days of reflections on the late George H.W. Bush; thoughts on mindful genetic engineering; background links on, oh, everything; and, finally, the guidance some of you have been awaiting with admirable patience: how to unsubscribe from this newsletter.

–Robert Wright

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Issue #50: Nov 4-Nov 10, 2018

In this week’s MRN—our 50th issue!—we (1) claim that the midterm elections vindicated mindful resistance; (2) ponder their other implications; (3) ask whether America could have another civil war; (4) do some civility policing (lest there be another civil war); (5) provide lots of background reading about the midterms, the Jeff Sessions firing, the revived gun control movement, and tons of other stuff.

–Robert Wright

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Issue #49: Oct 28-Nov 3, 2018

In this week’s newsletter, we ponder the coming midterm elections, celebrate a victory for anti-war activism, unveil a plan for civilizing Twitter, and offer the usual summary of the week’s news, as well as the usual exotic menu of background readings. Plus, of course, some News You Can Use.

–Robert Wright

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Issue #48: Oct 21-Oct 27, 2018

In this issue of MRN we offer some thoughts about the week’s big hate crimes—the attempted mailbombings of Trump critics and the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. Also: the usual news roundup and background links, including some offbeat political developments (a new “Progressive International” in the making), and some offbeat research findings (evidence that virtual reality can foster empathy, and that a “sense of oneness” is a good thing to have). Finally: News You Can Use as the midterm elections approach.

–Robert Wright

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Issue #47: Oct 14–Oct 20, 2018

In this week’s MRN, we offer background links on subjects ranging from ethnonationalism to “cultural Marxism” to the midterm elections. Plus various angles on the Saudi murder case, Elizabeth Warren’s DNA, and other news of the week. Also: the gruesome truth about the DC foreign policy swamp that Trump isn’t draining. And in News You Can Use: What you can do about US involvement in the Saudi war on Yemen.

–Robert Wright

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Issue #46: Oct 7–Oct 13, 2018

In this week’s MRN we dissect the Republicans’ “angry Democratic mob” meme and ask whether Democrats are mindlessly abetting it. Also: Netflix addiction (seriously); an apparent Saudi hit job and its consequences; some tribalism-transcending News You Can Use; and the usual zillions of background links—all preceded by our telegraphic summary of the week’s big news.

–Robert Wright

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Issue #45: Sept 30–Oct 6, 2018

In this week’s newsletter, we offer the usual pithy summary of the week’s news, the usual eclectic array of background links, various Kavanaugh-related things, and the answer to an uncomfortable question: Does Trump’s having reached a trade deal with Mexico and Canada mean we have to give him some credit? More uncomfortable still (initially, at least): a Trump-related meditation practice.

–Robert Wright

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Issue #44: Sept 23-29, 2018

We’re back for season two! And we’re still called The Mindful Resistance Newsletter! (But thanks to those of you who took our survey about alternative names—we’ll keep the results on hand in case we undergo another identity crisis…) So check out our new, modestly revamped newsletter, and see what you think. Feel free to email us with minor criticisms, major criticisms, or (preferably) abject flattery: feedback@mindfulresistance.net. And if flattery is your choice, you might consider going whole-hog and using our handy sharing icons to spread the word on Twitter or Facebook or via email.

–Robert Wright

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Issue #43: A message from Robert Wright

Hi, remember me? The guy who, in collaboration with some other people, was bringing you the Mindful Resistance Newsletter each week until we decided to take an inexcusably long summer break? Well, we’re still on the inexcusable break. But we’re gearing up for a return of the newsletter sometime in September, and I wanted to bring you up to date on our plans. I also wanted to give you the option of weighing in on a quasi-important question.

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