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

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What Warnock’s win means for Republicans

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss how the Georgia Senate runoff result could affect the GOP.

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R.I.P. G.O.P.?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the issues they see confronting the Republican party and what—if anything—can be done to fix them.

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Israel in American politics

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You call this a town square?

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The “poison” of racial identity

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Glenn Loury, Kmele Foster, Shelby Steele, and Robert Woodson debate the merits of taking pride in the past accomplishments of other black Americans.

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Dems in “array”

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss why they think the Democrats have looked more in sync than their GOP counterparts as of late.

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The minds of others

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Robert Wright and psychologist Paul Bloom discuss the limits and benefits of cognitive empathy.