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Bill Scher (Washington Monthly) and Matt K. Lewis (The Daily Beast, MattLewis.org)

On The DMZ, Bill and Matt discuss the intra-conservative battle over Ted Cruz’s attempt to defund Obamacare. Matt says the conservative rank and file is being manipulated and misled. Is a government shutdown imminent? Matt argues that the GOP is stuck with a message that appeals to its base, but not to the media or the larger public. Bill explains how John Boehner could make an unorthodox play for greatness. Turning to foreign policy, Bill touts the importance of Obama’s address to the UN. Has the president pursued a consistent foreign policy vision? Plus: Why “taking the fight to Obama” may be a poor political strategy for Republicans.

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Recorded:Sep 25    Posted:Sep 25, 2013
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The DMZ | Sep 25, 2013 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

The DMZ

Nikki Haley Voters Could Sink Trump

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Does Haley’s showing in South Carolina mean Trump is in danger of losing in November? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

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Google’s AI, Biden’s Brain, and Other Enigmas

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Robert Wright and Paul Bloom discuss Gemini gone wild(ly woke), the age-old Biden old age question, the psychology of the self-immolating airman, and more.

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Does AI Understand Things?

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Robert Wright and cognitive scientist Gary Marcus debate how to think about how LLMs work, and also discuss AI’s impact on society and what we should do about it.

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What Navalny Meant

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Robert Wright and Psychopolitica newsletter publisher Nikita Petrov discuss the anti-Putin leader’s life and death and legacy.

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Is the ‘Age’ Issue Old News?

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On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss whether a Democrat winning the special election in New York spells trouble for Trump in November.

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Inside the Mind of AI

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Robert Wright and Nora Belrose, Head of Interpretability at EleutherAI, discuss AI doomerism, whether we really want AI with human values, how AI “minds” work, and more.

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Conspiracy Theories and True Fictions

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Robert Wright and Paul Bloom discuss Fast Car’s Grammy moment, evolutionary enigmas, JFK, lab leak, the ontology of nations, and more.

The DMZ

GOP Chaos

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Why are Republicans having such a hard time with immigration? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

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The Truth About Effective Altruism

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Robert Wright and Rob Wiblin, host of the 80,000 Hours podcast, discuss the state of the EA movement in light of the SBF fiasco, the longtermist (r)evolution, and AI anxiety going mainstream.