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Bill Scher (Real Clear Politics, Politico) and Justin Green (The Washington Examiner)

On The DMZ, guest-host Justin makes the case for Paul Ryan’s new budget. Is Ryan secretly hoping that Obamacare works? Bill and Justin debate the meaning of the Affordable Care Act’s seven million sign-ups. Bill condemns, and Justin defends, Ezra Klein’s highly critical reporting on Healthcare.gov’s early failures. Is balancing the budget without raising taxes the conservative version of the left’s dream of single-payer health care? Plus: Is Ryan alienating the middle or shrewdly moving the “Overton window”?

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Recorded:Apr 3    Posted:Apr 4, 2014
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The DMZ | Apr 4, 2014 | Bill Scher & Justin Green

The DMZ

The inscrutable Joe Manchin

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the West Virginia senator’s opaque legislative strategy.

The Wright Show

Infrastructure vs. inflation

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss whether concerns about inflation will hurt the infrastructure bill’s chances in the Senate.

The Glenn Show

Taking the race debate seriously

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter talk about why they continue to push their messages about race in the US.

The DMZ

Mean girl politics

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis debate whether sniping among members of Congress defines our politics.

The Wright Show

Is religion bad for the world?

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In a bloggingheads classic from 2009, Robert Wright and Christopher Hitchens debate the thesis of Hitchens’s book God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.

MeaningofLife.tv

What if Kant had never been born?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and David Ottlinger ponder the role of contingency in the history of philosophy.

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The Glenn Show

Are we headed for hyperinflation?

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Glenn Loury and economist Laurence Kotlikoff discuss whether current US inflation rates will send us into a longterm crisis.

The DMZ

What do we want from Bill Maher?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the comic’s recent criticisms of the Democratic Party.