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Bill Scher (Real Clear Politics, Politico) and Kristen Soltis (The Winston Group, Crossroads Generation, KristenSoltis.com)

Kristen makes a triumphant return to Bloggingheads and learns the rules of The DMZ. She and Bill size up the Paul Ryan pick. Who now has the edge on Medicare? Does Ryan give Romney a chance to win the youth vote? Was Biden’s “chains” comment a meaningless ad-lib or the sign of an increasingly divisive campaign? And should we blame the media for this frivolous political climate?

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Recorded:Aug 16    Posted:Aug 17, 2012
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The DMZ | Aug 17, 2012 | Bill Scher & Kristen Soltis

Culturally Determined

Radical or reactionary?

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Doug Lain of Zero Books, publisher of Andrea Nagle’s Kill All Normies, explains how the alt-right differs from other forms of radical politics.

MeaningofLife.tv

Could a god work in quantum ways?

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Robert Wright asks Brian Greene whether the laws of physics leave room for outside intervention. Plus: The surprising appeal of “many worlds”.

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Drezburt

Trump’s incredible shrinking credibility!

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Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner on how the president is getting in his own way. Plus: The end of the axis of adults.

The Glenn Show

Marking our moral evolution

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John McWhorter argues that Confederate leaders like Robert E. Lee should be remembered, but not commemorated.

The Wright Show

Is there a method to Trump’s madness?

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Journalist Sarah Posner on how Trump’s open hostility toward the media strengthens his base of support. Plus: Trump’s nightmare scenario.

Culturally Determined

How do you solve a problem like General Lee?

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B.D. McClay, editor at The Hedgehog Review, contends that making the argument about Confederate monuments into a national debate is misguided.

The DMZ

Fighter pilots win wars, not elections

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Bill Scher says that the surge in veterans running for office isn’t necessarily a boon for Democrats. Plus: Does biology beat culture?

MeaningofLife.tv

The surprising appeal of “many worlds”

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Brian Greene explains why a bizarre-sounding interpretation of quantum physics is taken seriously.

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The DMZ

Is this really America?

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Bill Scher explains why the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville both represents and rejects basic American values.

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Wrestling with determinism

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Ted Chiang, the writer behind Arrival, argues you should try to make an effort even if your future is set. Plus: Meet the Predictor.

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