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10 July 2020

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

On The DMZ: Matt says it’s time for the GOP to engage in some creative self-destruction. Are House Republicans crazy to threaten a government shutdown to defund Obamacare? Matt says many Republicans have embraced a revolutionary mindset, and he expects to see the party follow a doomed mission. Bill and Matt debate whether Obama botched his response to the Navy Yard mass shooting. Is the president’s second term shaping up to be a failure? Plus: Evaluating Peter Beinart’s argument that Millennials are poised to move the country sharply to the left.

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Recorded:Sep 18    Posted:Sep 18, 2013
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The DMZ | Sep 18, 2013 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

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The Wright Show

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The DMZ

Woodrow Wilson’s complicated legacy

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