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

On The DMZ Year-End Holiday Spectacular, Bill and Matt discuss what they got wrong in the past year. Was President Obama a winner or a loser in 2013? What about the GOP presidential contenders? They discuss the journalists who had a great year (Robert Costa, Glenn Greenwald), and those who did not (Martin Bashir, Megyn Kelly). Taking a bold stand, Matt maintains that Die Hard is not a Christmas movie. Plus: What are the best Christmas movies to watch with young kids?

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The DMZ | Dec 24, 2013 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

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The company man: sage or sucker?

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Styles of excellence

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The case against Biden’s second term

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Social media sins and the Ukraine war

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Robert Wright and Rajan Menon discuss how toxic political discourse helps prolong the fighting.

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A Stop the Steal for the left?

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In defense of Clarence Thomas

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter denounce recent ugly attacks on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

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My enemy’s enemy

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Matt K. Lewis and Bill Scher discuss the risky Democratic strategy of supporting Trumpy Republican primary candidates.