The DMZ: Bill doesn’t understand why everyone is freaking out about the fiscal cliff—this is how it was supposed to go! Does Obama have the GOP in a lose-lose position, between getting blame for the cliff or sacrificing its low-tax brand? Should we pity poor John Boehner? Can Obama keep the left in line once the deal-making begins? And is Marco Rubio doing the right things to prepare for a presidential run? Play entire video
Posted:Dec 6, 2012
The DMZ | Dec 6, 2012 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
The Wright Show Chris Preble, author of the new book Peace, War, and Liberty: Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy, explains why his libertarian skepticism about military intervention isn’t the same as isolationism. Drezburt Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner discuss what the next Democratic president would do if Trump loses in 2020. The DMZ Matt Lewis explains why he would readily vote for libertarian GOP congressman Justin Amash, who is weighing a presidential run. Culturally Determined Chris Arnade, author of the new book Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America, discusses why many Americans don’t move away from where they grew up to seek better opportunities.
The Wright Show Oliver Burkeman, author of the recent Guardian essay “How the news took over reality,” says viewing the world through a political lens may ultimately be bad for democracy. The Glenn Show Glenn Loury and Darrell West, author of the new book Divided Politics, Divided Nation, discuss how highly polarized politics affects their personal lives. The Wright Show Robert Wright speaks to Gabriel Wildau, former Shanghai bureau chief for the Financial Times, about dashed hopes for democratic reform 30 years after Tiananmen Square.
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