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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, Matt and Bill review the inaugural. How can Obama avoid the “second-term curse“? Are liberals being too hubristic? Did liberalism triumph in 2012, or is Obama a unique figure? They next look at 2016—if Hillary runs, would Biden challenge her? Matt argues that Marco Rubio is the GOP’s best shot at retaking the presidency, and Bill thinks Chris Christie wouldn’t play nationally. Plus: Wildly speculative Super Bowl predictions!

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Recorded:Jan 23    Posted:Jan 23, 2013
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The DMZ | Jan 23, 2013 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

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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.

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How Rand Paul lost the courage of his convictions

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