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23 March 2017

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The DMZ

Liberal Bill Scher and conservative Matt Lewis meet in the rancor-free DMZ to hash out the week’s political events.

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Apr 12, 2012 — Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
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On The DMZ: Does Santorum have a political future? Will Obama run a campaign of hope or hypocrisy? Why did Obama’s 2008 post-partisan rhetoric never become reality? Matt and Bill also debate the kind of anti-Obama narrative Romney will run on and whether this will actually be an intensely negative campaign.

Apr 5, 2012 — Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
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On a Special Easter Edition of The DMZ: With Romney pulling away, the GOP empire has struck back. Will the general election campaign be about ideas, or a clash of demagoguery? Matt asks if Christianity and evolution can coexist. Bill explains why many liberals fear theocratic impulses coming from the right. But might conservatives be moving towards a reconciliation between science and religion?

Mar 29, 2012 — Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
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On The DMZ, Bill and Matt discuss the killing of Trayvon Martin. Matt argues that the case has led to oversimplification and misplaced political tribalism. They next discuss Obamacare at the Supreme Court—would overturning the law spark a pro-Democrat backlash? Bill sees a way for Justice Kennedy to uphold the law, but it may come at a price.

Mar 23, 2012 — Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
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On The DMZ: What the Etch A Sketch gaffe reveals about Romney’s consultant problem. Why do politicians and their aides embarrass themselves by sharing private campaign strategies in public? Why is Obama talking so much about energy policy? And why can’t conservatives and liberals admit it when their ideas are proven unequivocally wrong? (With bonus prison-gang metaphor!)

Mar 16, 2012 — Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
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Welcome to The DMZ with Bill Scher and Matt Lewis. Now that Santorum has swept the Deep South, should Gingrich quit? What lessons should Romney learn from the Palin pick? And in a new “big ideas” segment, Matt ruminates on the philosophical differences between liberals and conservatives.

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