21 September 2023


Lowered Standards

What does Rep. Boebert's groping, the end of the Senate dress code, Kristi Noem's alleged affair, and VA state legislative candidate Susanna Gibson's online sex side hustle have in common? Maybe nothing? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week's DMZ. Play entire video

Biden’s Bandwidth Problems

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus also discuss Walter Isaacson’s Elon-Ukraine walk-back, Biden replacement theories, Romney’s retirement, Ukraine war developments, and more.

Does Title IX protect trans people?

Glenn Loury and political scientist Shep Melnick discuss attempts to use old civil rights law to protect new identity categories.

A People-Centered View of Russia-Ukraine

Robert Wright and feminist activist Almut Rochowanski discuss the war’s causes and consequences.

Biden Bets on Ukraine

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus also discuss Americans’ economic pessimism, punishments for January 6 rioters, why Russia may be ready for peace talks, and more.

It’s the Economy (Not Age!), Stupid

Will age or the economy determine the winner in 2024? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ. Plus: Remembering Reagan’s ’84 debates; Conservatism vs. Populism in the GOP; and from moment to momentum for Nikki Haley?

Is DEI Unconstitutional?

Glenn Loury and political scientist Carol Swain debate whether the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision will have consequences for diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.

Putin’s Post-Prigozhin World

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss Prigozhin’s death and where Putin stands in the aftermath. Plus: The GOP debate, Ukraine war update, and Trump’s post-indictment popularity.

Debating the deindustrialization narrative

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter revisit a clip from 2007 where they debated the consequences of lost factory jobs on black communities.


Shutdowns and Impeachments

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Is Speaker McCarthy steering the government towards shutdown or is there a method to his madness? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

The Glenn Show

Should we listen to election deniers?

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Glenn and John debate Glenn’s decision to record an episode with political scientist Carol Swain, who claims that Democrats stole the 2020 presidential election from Donald Trump.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Prigozhin Post-mortem

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The Wagner chief’s decline and fall—from 30,000 feet.


Vivek The Fake

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On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis dissect the first Republican presidential primary debate.