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

This week on The DMZ, Matt says that Romney is already doing a better job than McCain of taking the fight to Obama. Bill thinks that Romney has learned something from Howard Dean about being a tough-talking moderate. Matt argues that Obama is stirring up class envy to get re-elected, but Bill thinks that attacking Romney for being financially out of touch is fair game. Plus, The DMZ is accepting submissions for a theme song!

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Recorded:Apr 19    Posted:Apr 20, 2012
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The DMZ | Apr 20, 2012 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

The DMZ

Will Christie play nationally?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate whether GOP primary voters will embrace Chris Christie’s trademark persona.

“Social conservatism is dead”

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In the wake of the same-sex marriage ruling, Matthew Schmitz argues to Sarah Posner that moral traditionalists have lost the culture.

The Glenn Show

Obama’s brilliant artifice

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Reflecting on the president’s eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Glenn Loury and John McWhorter consider Obama’s racial self-presentation. Plus: The end of the Confederate flag.

Rational Actors

Passing the “ideological Turing test”

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Kevin Glass and Timothy Lee discuss the importance of seeing issues from the other side. Plus: The rich: Are they jerks?

The future of conservative healthcare reform

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With Obamacare subsidies secure, Brian Beutler and Yevgeniy Feyman discuss state waivers. Plus: Game over for judicial challenges to Obamacare.

The DMZ

Bringing “liberal” back

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether moderate voters are moving left. Plus: Will conservatives turn on John Roberts?

Drezburt

The big mistake we made about China in the ’90s

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Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner discuss what many in the West didn’t understand about China’s economic rise. Plus: It’s a miracle! Trade promotion authority is revived

Is the “skills gap” rubbish?

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Timothy Noah and Peter Cappelli discuss whether employers are actually unable to hire appropriately skilled workers. Plus: You’re fired! Please train your replacement.

The Wright Show

White privilege and the moral imagination

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Robert Wright and Conor Friedersdorf discuss how empathy can better promote racial understanding. Plus: Should the government be able to scan your brain?