22 August 2014

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Jun 26, 2014 — Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
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On The DMZ, Bill and Matt discuss the GOP Senate primary in Mississippi, where Thad Cochran pulled out a surprising win over Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. Bill talks about some of the quirks of politics in the South that might have tipped the race in Cochran’s favor, and Matt wonders whether Cochran’s victory means that populist, big-government conservatism is making a comeback. They move on to the Supreme Court’s rulings on presidential recess appointments and abortion-clinic buffer zones. Is Bernie Sanders the liberal to give Hillary Clinton a run for her money in 2016? Plus: The agony and the ecstasy of the World Cup.
Jun 20, 2014 — Jillian C. York & Katherine Maher
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On Interrobang‽, Jillian and Katherine discuss the complexities of translating Disney’s Frozen into Arabic. They then run through some of their favorite recent pieces of journalism, including the strange story of Kim Jong-un’s sushi chef, National Geographic‘s coverage of the postwar US, the tricky issues surrounding food stamps, and the controversial Rwandan leader Paul Kagame. Plus: The history of shit.
Jun 19, 2014 — Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
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On The DMZ, Bill and Matt want to see some introspection from conservatives who supported the Iraq War and are now urging intervention. Matt thinks the neoconservative perspective may well be right, and Bill makes the case that ISIS is a threat that the US needs to confront. Is a partition of Iraq a likely outcome of the current violence? On the domestic front: Is Senator Thad Cochran going to lose his primary because he delivered too much bacon to Mississippi? Bill argues that Bernie Sanders is the most relevant potential primary challenger to Hillary Clinton. Plus: Matt defends the name of the Washington Redskins.