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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 discuss the Boston Globe‘s scoop that Mitt Romney stayed at Bain Capital three years longer than previously claimed. Why can’t presidential debates be more like Bloggingheads? Matt ranks the six most likely VP picks for Romney. Bill is skeptical of Matt’s picks, especially New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. They consider the different pressures Romney faces in picking a running mate. Plus, Matt’s big idea: Has government taken hip-hop sampling away from the 99%?

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The DMZ | Jul 13, 2012 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

Feminine Chaos

The case against “sensitivity readers”

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Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy critique the new publishing industry practice of reviewing manuscripts for potentially offensive content.

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Robert Wright speaks with evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller about the logic and benefits of polyamorous relationships.

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Culturally Determined

Is Game of Thrones the last of its kind?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Michael Sweeney consider whether there will ever be another show with such cultural resonance.

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Fingernail clippings and other problems with bodily resurrection

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B. D. McClay discusses how early Christian thinkers tried to reckon with the body and the spirit.

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The DMZ

The boundaries of journalism

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the arrest of Julian Assange and the relationship between journalists and their sources.

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Analytic vs. continental philosophy

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Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell discuss the divide between the two schools of philosophical thought.

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The Wright Show

Why the Israeli election didn’t really matter

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Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, says that whoever the next Israeli prime minister is, the two-state solution is dead.

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Lessons from the streets

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Glenn Loury speaks with leaders of the Rose Street Community Center, recently featured in the documentary Charm City, about efforts to reduce violence in East Baltimore.

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Eating meat without killing animals

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Robert Wright speaks with Paul Shapiro, author of Clean Meat, about the future of lab-grown meat.

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Has Biden weathered the storm?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether accusations of personal misconduct will follow Joe Biden throughout the Democratic primary.