The DMZ: McKay Coppins’s caustic profile of Donald Trump causes a stir. Matt is impressed that Coppins didn’t allow himself to be seduced by Trump. Bill argues that Bridgegate proves that MSNBC is now better than Fox News at pushing scandal narratives, but Matt wonders whether this is about anything beyond ratings. Matt makes the conservative case against a higher minimum wage, and Bill wonders whether the CBO report means that a deal to raise the minimum wage is now impossible. Play entire video
Posted:Feb 19, 2014
The DMZ | Feb 19, 2014 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
The DMZ Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis ask whether George P. Bush’s loss in the Texas attorney general race marks the end of a very long era in American politics. The Wright Show Robert Wright and historian Suzanne Schneider, author of The Apocalypse and the End of History, discuss how the West can counter authoritarians at home and abroad. The Wright Show Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss Tucker Carlson’s promotion of replacement theory and that theory’s role in the recent mass shooting in Buffalo. The Glenn Show In this 2015 conversation, Glenn Loury and Daniel Kaufman discuss the replication crisis in psychology and its consequences for the social sciences more broadly. The DMZ Matt K. Lewis explains to Bill Scher why, out of all of the fringe members of the GOP, leadership pulled their support from Madison Cawthorn. The Wright Show Robert Wright and Ian Bremmer discuss a theme in Bremmer’s new book The Power of Crisis. The Wright Show
Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss how Kathy Barnette’s surging poll numbers are complicating the Pennsylvania GOP senate primary.
The Glenn Show Glenn Loury and John McWhorter debate whether the ends now justify the means in American politics. The DMZ Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis debate whether Barack Obama is responsible for Democrats losing ground in states like Nebraska.
The Wright Show Robert Wright and former US diplomat Susan Thornton discuss the optics.