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

Bill makes his triumphant return from paternity leave in time to analyze the media narrative surrounding Super Tuesday. Matt thinks Romney’s close victory in Michigan made him more endearing, while Bill argues he just can’t build momentum. Matt and Bill remember Andrew Breitbart and consider his legacy: Could his early death turn him into the conservative Jim Morrison? And did his often controversial actions hurt the cause?

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The Week in Blog | Mar 2, 2012 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

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.

MeaningofLife.tv

Saving the species by transcending species-typical tendencies

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Robert Wright and Josh Summers discuss the importance of overcoming cognitive distortions that are part of human nature.

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Culturally Determined

Memes and the socialist left

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Mike Watson talks about his new book, The Memeing of Mark Fisher: How the Frankfurt School Foresaw Capitalist Realism and What To Do About It.

The Wright Show

Over the line or merely fringe?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate whether recent behavior by Representatives Paul Gosar and Lauren Boebert is worthy of a formal censure.

The Glenn Show

Were cocaine sentencing disparities “racist”?

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the role of race in crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparities in the 1980s and 1990s.

The DMZ

The tricky politics of fixing inflation

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss why the delayed effects of inflation fixes may not pay off in time for Biden.