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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 The DMZ, Bill and Matt debate what the embassy attacks in Egypt and Libya tell us about Obama’s policies in the Arab world. Has the Arab Spring been a positive or a negative development? Bill suggests neither Obama nor Romney wants to engage in a general debate about foreign policy. They disagree over whether it makes sense to compare Obama to Jimmy Carter. Matt argues that despite Obama’s post-convention bounce, the election will still come down to the wire. Plus: Are Obama and Romney introverts?

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The DMZ | Sep 14, 2012 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

Washington Monthly

Biden 2016?

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Ed Kilgore and Martin Longman assess reports that the vice president is considering entering the race to honor his late son’s wish.

Drezburt

Can AIPAC sink the Iran nuclear deal?

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Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner evaluate the campaign to scuttle the agreement.

MeaningofLife.tv

The God of natural selection

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Karl Giberson, author of a new book on the biblical Adam, discusses Christian attempts to integrate evolution into theology.

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Who benefits from a teachers union?

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Micah Uetricht and Rachel Cohen discuss balancing educational innovation with teachers’ job security. Plus: Charter school teachers who want a union.

MeaningofLife.tv

Why should we punish people who do bad things?

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Robert Wright and Paul Bloom ponder whether our intuition leads us to penalize wrongdoers for the wrong reasons. Plus: The demonization instinct.

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The DMZ

How Rand Paul lost the courage of his convictions

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider Paul’s sputtering presidential prospects. Plus: Why Donald Trump is no Herman Cain.

Tapping into evangelical anger

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Sarah Posner and Anthea Butler discuss Donald Trump’s surprising appeal to the religious right. Plus: Donald Trump and the end(?) of the religious right.

Washington Monthly

Debating the federal loan guarantee system

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Paul Glastris, Ed Kilgore, and Mike Grunwald consider the Export-Import Bank and other ways the government lends money. Plus: Race and transit.

MeaningofLife.tv

Yoga’s weird sort of non-attachment

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Michele Goldberg, author of the new book The Goddess Pose, discusses the teachings of Indra Devi, who helped bring yoga to the West. Plus: Is yoga more than just exercise?

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Woodruff & Strauss

Is John Kasich the new Jon Huntsman?

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Daniel Strauss and Dylan Scott analyze the conventional wisdom on the Ohio governor’s chances. Plus: Will the Clinton email scandal stick?