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Bill Scher (Real Clear Politics, Politico) and Kristen Soltis (The Winston Group, Crossroads Generation, KristenSoltis.com)

Kristen makes a triumphant return to Bloggingheads and learns the rules of The DMZ. She and Bill size up the Paul Ryan pick. Who now has the edge on Medicare? Does Ryan give Romney a chance to win the youth vote? Was Biden’s “chains” comment a meaningless ad-lib or the sign of an increasingly divisive campaign? And should we blame the media for this frivolous political climate?

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Recorded:Aug 16    Posted:Aug 17, 2012
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The DMZ | Aug 17, 2012 | Bill Scher & Kristen Soltis

MeaningofLife.tv

How cognitive biases shape our reality

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Psychologist Jay Van Bavel on how two people can see the same event in radically different ways.

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Why China won’t stop Kim Jong-un

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Arms control expert Jeffrey Lewis on China’s strategy for dealing with North Korea’s nuclear program. Plus: How do you solve a problem like North Korea?

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Ancient self-help

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Philosopher Massimo Pigliucci uses Stoicism to counsel people on letting things go. Plus: Stoicism—the Swiss Army knife of philosophies!

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Foreign Entanglements

Kim Jong-un’s new missile: Better, stronger, faster?

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Ankit Panda on what the latest weapons test suggests about North Korea’s capabilities.

The DMZ

What Roger Ailes wrought

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis on how the disgraced Fox News founder, dead at 77, changed the political landscape.

The Glenn Show

How to make the justice system more just for black Americans

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Professor of Law James Forman, author of the new book Locking Up Our Own, on why blaming harsh laws for injustice is inadequate. Plus: The root causes of mass incarceration.

The “nation-state” religion

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Levi McLaughlin on how Soka Gakkai became Japan’s largest “new religion.”

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How liberal litigation bred Trumpism

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Damon Linker says progressives might have been better off trying to win arguments instead of lawsuits. Plus: Was the Comey firing a calculated political act?

The DMZ

Washington’s Trump fatigue

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Matt Lewis says the president is testing the limits of Republican support. Plus: Should the media moderate its Comey coverage?

The Glenn Show

The fascism of antifascists

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter debate what motivates radical protestors. Plus: The gospel of the left.