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5 September 2015

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Bill Scher (CAF, Liberal Oasis, Wait! Don't Move to Canada!) and Matt K. Lewis (The Daily Caller, MattLewis.org)

On a special sleep-deprived edition of The DMZ, Bill and Matt share their parenting strategies, and consider whether liberals and conservatives parent differently. Was Romney’s foreign trip a disaster, or merely a missed opportunity? Matt thinks Romney’s press team could learn something from Patrick Swayze’s character in Road House. Is Obama smart to feature Bill Clinton and Elizabeth Warren at the Democratic convention? Plus: Jonah Lehrer—when do plagiarists get a second chance?

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Recorded:Aug 1    Posted:Aug 1, 2012
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The DMZ | Aug 1, 2012 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate the deeper meaning of the rise of Donald Trump and Ben Carson.

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Robert Wright and John Horgan discuss the pros and cons of believing in free will. Plus: Theology via drug trip.

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Showing sign language to non-signers

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Brent Strickland describes his experiments testing whether we have an innate sense of whether verbs are “telic,” meaning they having a definite end point.

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“Knowing how” vs. “knowing that”

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Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci examine a key distinction raised by the philosopher Gilbert Ryle. Plus: The legacy of Bertrand Russell’s “Why I Am Not a Christian.”

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What makes homicide detectives different

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Glenn Loury speaks with Jill Leovy, author of the book Ghettoside, about police psychology. Plus: The pettiness of homicide.