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21 February 2018

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Bill Scher (Real Clear Politics, Politico) and Matt K. Lewis (The Daily Beast, MattLewis.org)

On The DMZ, Matt and Bill reconnect after a magical night on the town in Washington. Matt defends his colleague Neil Munro’s interruption of President Obama. Should journalists follow protocol when asking questions of the president? Matt argues that Obama “poisoned the well” for bipartisan immigration reform, while Bill defends the president. Finally, is Politico right that the 2012 presidential race is boring? Or does the political media just not know how to take policy ideas seriously?

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The DMZ | Jun 22, 2012 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

The Wright Show

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Should John Kelly stay or go?

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Clickbait and tribalism

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Robert Wright and Matthew Cooper, who just resigned from Newsweek, discuss how the emphasis on page views furthers polarization.

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Remembering ‘satanic ritual abuse’

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