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25 September 2022

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Bill Scher (Real Clear Politics, Politico) 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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The DMZ | Sep 25, 2013 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

The Russia-Ukraine paradox

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss whether Ukraine’s military progress makes Putin more likely to usher in catastrophe.

The DMZ

Where’s the GOP’s “Team Normal”?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss whether non-Trumpist Republicans are normalizing election denying.

The Glenn Show

Is marriage important?

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Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, and Ian Rowe, founder and CEO of Vertex Enterprise Academies, debate the meaning and significance of marriage.

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Fifty shades of US-China relations

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Sebastian Strangio, author of In the Dragon’s Shadow, explains why Sino-American relations look “grayer” when viewed from Southeast Asia.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Putin’s predicament

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the political and military pressures faced by the Russian leader.

The DMZ

What’s Lindsey Graham thinking?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis question the wisdom of the Republican Senator’s introduction of a 15-week abortion ban bill.

The Glenn Show

What is “social capital”?

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Glenn Loury and economist Larry Kotlikoff discuss Glenn’s concept of “social capital” and how social inequality perpetuates itself.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Rules for thee but not for me?

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Robert Wright and New York Times columnist Bret Stephens debate whether the US applies higher standards to China and Russia than to itself.

The DMZ

Is Oz unfairly fettered?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss whether John Fetterman’s health is a legitimate concern for voters and whether Dr. Mehmet Oz risks backlash for questioning it.

The Glenn Show

John vs. Ibram X. Kendi on Twitter

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss John’s contentious online exchange with the Boston University professor and racial justice advocate.