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

On The DMZ, Matt explains why conservatives are wont to make folk heroes out of figures like Cliven Bundy. Bill and Matt analyze the political valence of the Donald Sterling case, and consider the traits that Bundy and Sterling have in common. Has Sarah Palin’s star faded enough that conservatives can now criticize her without fear? Bill argues that the media has overplayed John Kerry’s comments about Israel and apartheid. Plus: On foreign policy, should Obama be trying to hit singles or home runs?

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The DMZ | Apr 30, 2014 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

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What’s conservative about the conservative justices?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate whether the Supreme Court’s majority is guided by conservative philosophy or just a conservative policy agenda.

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Reckoning with the Ukraine War

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Glenn Loury and Nikita Petrov discuss the Russia-Ukraine war and the problem of responsibility under the conditions of political repression.

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Will voters care about abortion in November?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis debate whether the overturning of Roe v. Wade will remain a motivating issue through the midterms.

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Reaching out to “the enemy”

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Robert Wright and Matthew Yglesias discuss the difficult but necessary work of thinking outside the tribe.

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Who loses in the gun fight?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate the fallout from the Supreme Court’s ruling that states must allow individuals to carry guns outside the home.

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What do we know about diversity?

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss whether student knowledge about racial preferences in college admissions distorts our knowledge of black students’ real intellectual abilities.

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The “Putin’s talking points” smear

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Robert Wright and Matt Duss, foreign policy advisor to Bernie Sanders, discuss the debate-terminating accusation.

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Virtue signaling as foreign policy

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss growing skepticism toward Biden’s “struggle against autocracy.”

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How diverse should viewpoint diversity be?

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Glenn Loury and Jonathan Haidt discuss the point where maintaining viewpoint diversity meets the necessity of advocating for specific policy positions.

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Should America raise the age to own a firearm?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss proposed changes to American gun laws in the wake of the most recent spate of mass shootings.