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

On The DMZ: Could a Tea Party challenger knock out Mitch McConnell? Is the GOP going to throw away easy 2014 Senate wins? Matt views the recent failed House vote to defund the NSA as a watershed moment for conservatives. Turning to Anthony Weiner’s latest scandal, Matt objects to the idea that Weiner was abusing power to attract women. Bill sighs with relief that Obama is a good family man. Plus: Will the public react differently to Weiner’s sexting antics than to a run-of-the-mill sex scandal?

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The DMZ | Jul 26, 2013 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

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Who loses in the gun fight?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate the fallout from the Supreme Court’s ruling that states must allow individuals to carry guns outside the home.

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What do we know about diversity?

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss whether student knowledge about racial preferences in college admissions distorts our knowledge of black students’ real intellectual abilities.

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The “Putin’s talking points” smear

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Robert Wright and Matt Duss, foreign policy advisor to Bernie Sanders, discuss the debate-terminating accusation.

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Virtue signaling as foreign policy

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss growing skepticism toward Biden’s “struggle against autocracy.”

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How diverse should viewpoint diversity be?

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Glenn Loury and Jonathan Haidt discuss the point where maintaining viewpoint diversity meets the necessity of advocating for specific policy positions.

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Should America raise the age to own a firearm?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss proposed changes to American gun laws in the wake of the most recent spate of mass shootings.

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Propaganda: explanation or excuse?

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Robert Wright and Russian artist and writer Nikita Petrov discuss the Russian people’s responsibility to resist disinformation.

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“We kill people for policies that do no f***ing good”

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus weigh the merits of the US’s use of sanctions.

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The unified field theory of non-whiteness

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the possible fragmentation of a political coalition of “people of color” in the US.

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Deflating the inflation issue

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis ask whether Democrats’ anti-Trump midterm strategy will win over voters angry about inflation, gas prices, and quality of life issues.