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

On The DMZ: Matt says Obama lied by saying, “If you like your plan, you can keep it.” Will he and/or the Affordable Care Act suffer politically? Matt sees Obamacare as a vindication of conservative epistemological modesty over liberal paternalism. Have shutdown cheerleaders Ted Cruz and Mike Lee changed their tune? Bill recalls Calvin Coolidge as an example of a temperamental conservative. Matt reviews the downs and ups of the recent crop of GOP politicians. Plus: Does the likely Democratic gubernatorial win in Virginia have national significance?

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Recorded:Oct 31    Posted:Nov 1, 2013
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The DMZ | Nov 1, 2013 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

Feminine Chaos

Can I speak to your manager?

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Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy analyze the meme of the middle-aged white woman who makes a fuss.

The Wright Show

Bernie or Warren?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus consider which non-frontrunner has the better shot at becoming president.

The Glenn Show

The case of Roland Fryer

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the punishment that Harvard levied on Fryer, the renowned African-American economist who was accused of sexual harassment.

The Wright Show

The real villains in the medical establishment

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Brink Lindsey argues that Democrats have erred by attacking health insurance companies instead of the real malefactors—doctors and hospitals.

The Wright Show

Jeffrey Epstein and the corruption of academia

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Robert Wright and psychologist Paul Bloom discuss Epstein’s history of giving money to academics.

Culturally Determined

Cracking jokes about Epstein

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Daniel Bessner discuss how the shock at Jeffrey Epstein’s death quickly turned into a gleeful jokefest on social media.

The Glenn Show

Privileging Western culture

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Glenn Loury talks with Penn Law professor Amy Wax about the idea of giving preferential treatment to immigrants from Western nations.

Culturally Determined

Chris Christie and Tony Soprano

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Erin Schwartz, who recently wrote about viewing The Sopranos through the lens of New Jersey politics and culture.

MeaningofLife.tv

Western philosophy and white supremacism

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Philosopher Crispin Sartwell lays out his argument comparing mind-body dualism with racism.

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