25 December 2014

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

On The DMZ: Did Marco Rubio’s gulp of water endear him even more to the conservative base? Does Rand Paul’s Tea Party response make him the man to beat in the 2016 GOP primary? What would a Rubio-Paul foreign policy debate look like? And will Obama’s State of the Union cement the liberal trajectory for America beyond his presidency, or are the Democrats burdened by a weak bench for 2016?

Recorded:Feb 15    Posted:Feb 15, 2013
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The DMZ | Feb 15, 2013 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

Kill Santa?

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Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry and Adam Gurri debate what parents should tell their kids about Santa Claus.   Play entire video

In Hollywood, nobody knows anything

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Daniel Kaufman discuss why Sony pulled The Interview even though there was no legitimate security threat.   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

The trouble with “disowning your own”

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss differing reactions to black-on-black crime and police violence against unarmed black men.   Play entire video

The inhumanity of solitary confinement

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Daniel Teehan speaks with formerly imprisoned writer Sarah Shourd about the daily use of solitary confinement in the US. Plus: Staying sane in an Iranian prison.   Play entire video

Serial, The Wire, and the CIA torture report

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Lindsay Beyerstein discuss systemic failures. Plus: Did Serial withhold key information for fear of libel?   Play entire video


Ben Carson, clown cars, and the death of experience

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the 2016 Republican primary. Plus: Why Elizabeth Warren is the only threat to Hillary Clinton   Play entire video


Sanctions don’t lead to regime change

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Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner discuss why American isolation of Cuba was never going to get rid of the Castros. Plus: Screen The Interview at the White House?   Play entire video

The Wright Show

What does Putin think of Obama’s opening to Cuba?

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Robert Wright speaks with Russia expert Steven Sestanovich. Plus: Will Russia’s economic crisis be contagious?   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

Will Cuba follow China’s path?

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Robert Farley and Gregory Weeks weigh whether Cuba will move toward a market economy. Plus: How has the Cuban embargo lasted for so long?   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

Bipartisan ≠ good

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss reject conventional wisdom about legislation supported by both parties. Plus: Everybody (in the Senate) hates Ted Cruz.   Play entire video