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Bill Scher (Real Clear Politics, Politico) and Matt K. Lewis (The Daily Beast, MattLewis.org)

It’s the year-end DMZ holiday spectacular, with a pundit accountability review! Bill was wrong about Romney losing the nomination. Matt was wrong about the election being very close. Bill was right about the importance of Obama’s 2010 tax/stimulus deal and the lack of importance of the first presidential debate. Matt was right about Romney suffering by being out of touch with average Americans. Plus: Where do liberals and conservatives get their Christmas trees?

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Recorded:Dec 20    Posted:Dec 26, 2012
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The DMZ | Dec 26, 2012 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

How to win friends and influence policy

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Professor of Marketing Troy Campbell explains how activists can apply psychology to their work. Plus: The Divided States of America?

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The timelessness of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Psychologist David Barash, invoking karma and genes, revises the existentialist view of freedom. Plus: Existentialist bio-Buddhism.

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Trump’s surprising 100 days

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Never Trumper John Hawkins says the president is starting to win him over.

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The jackboots are coming (maybe)!

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus on whether Trump will become a despot. Plus: Scaring the immigrants out.

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Resist Trump wisely

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Political scientist Erica Chenoweth on what the anti-Trump movement can learn from non-violent movements around the world. Plus: It wasn’t Syrians who started Syria’s civil war.

The left’s Russophobia

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David Klion and Michael Tracey debate whether the Trump-Russia story has spun out of control. Plus: Is Trump becoming a neocon?

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America the hypocritical?

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Robert Wright and Eli Lake debate whether the U.S. has a double standard when it comes to Iran’s support for Syria. Plus: Must Assad go?