Brad Hirschfield, author of “You Don't Have to Be Wrong for Me to Be Right” and President of CLAL and TheWisdomDaily.com; and Adam Thompson — senior partner at the Law Offices of Adam M. Thompson, criminal defense attorney, and syndicated talk show host joins Steve to discuss Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina dropping out of the race and Fox News' coverage of Marco Rubio.
"...Was I, too, engaged in prayer, even if non-verbal, not directed at a particular deity and not part of a formal ritual? Was I in a non-denominational cathedral created from trees and logs and moss? Were my smartphone pictures visual expressions of gratitude for the world around me?..."
"...Women should interrogate their own reactions to the candidates to see whether they are being influenced by the sexist bias in our national discourse. We should look deeper than the sound bites, the glee that ensues when it seems like women are turning on each other. Men should do this as well, not just women. It impacts us all, and it is easy to overlook....."
"...think that's key. When you can conceive of changing your mind, you begin to open your imagination to all the vast mental spaces that aren't yours. You respect that the cognitive landscape you inhabit is expansive but limited. Another consciousness might have a line into different insights from yours...."
"...Just as the world is filled with gurus of bootstrap independence, telling us that it's all about us and the choices that we make – that we can have the life we want if only we put our minds to it and live accordingly – there will be studies suggesting the same thing about cancer. Don't want cancer? Don't do x or y, and all will be well – at least about 80% of the time.
Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, President & Dean of Valley Beit Midrash (http://www.valleybeitmidrash.org/) interviews Rabbi Dr. Tsvi Blanchard, renowned scholar and professor on the topic of Rabbi Blanchard's involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Rabbi Blanchard talks about his involvement as being his way to express deep religious values, and to him, that moment in time, specifically the march on Selma in which he took part, was one of an important and genuine consensus on a major national value."
"...Being rich is the ability to embrace and be grateful for the abundance of things that make life incredible. This includes understanding our unique qualities, realizing our own potential, harnessing our distinct strengths, and giving and receiving our self to our family, friends and community.
"...The truth is, for many of us, that it’s not always so easy to stop and give thanks. How often do we stop and really think about the deeper meaning of the abundance of blessing that may be in our lives? Thanking can be a difficult and complex process when we are not always aware of the things for which we should be thankful. To be able to have the consciousness to be able to thank, we have to be able to understand clearly what is actually happening around us.
"...The magic of storytelling has not been lost or abandoned. It has relocated: Hollywood is the heir to religious storytelling. Film and television inspire our sense of wonder and connect us to big ideas. Religious stories don’t do that for everyone anymore. But we still need this inspiration, and we can still get it if we go to the right place...."
"I’m a ridiculous, emotional, over-sentimental sap. I guess that’s why I told my wife I loved her on our second date. I had tried really hard up to that point to hold it back, honestly. I wanted to tell her on the first date, but I knew that would probably be weird.I still remember her reaction. She kind of gave me this half-shy, half-amused smile. Then she nodded and looked off into the sky. I wasn’t heartbroken by the response.