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Bill Scher, Matt Lewis and guests talk about politics and other matters, on Bloggingheads.tv

Bill Scher, Matt Lewis and guests talk about politics and other matters, on Bloggingheads.tv
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Bill Scher, Matt Lewis and guests talk about politics and other matters, on Bloggingheads.tv

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Episodes

Populism and the Green New Deal (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

2/15/2019
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A relic from Bill's childhood, "Free to Be... You and Me" ... Why Matt hates Trump's emergency declaration ... Is the Green New Deal more than a progressive litmus test? ... Matt: Dems should monitor their populist wave closely ... Which Democratic candidate is the most electable? ... Matt’s top picks for Democratic nominee ... Is it too early to talk running mates? ... White male candidates face a tough crowd ... McConnell’s smart maneuver on the Green New Deal ...

Duration:01:08:58

Can Ralph Northam Survive? (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

2/7/2019
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Will Dems flub their chance to beat Trump in 2020? ... The litany of scandals and bad press haunting elected Democrats ... How are Republicans preparing for 2020? ... Why Dems failed to counter the right-wing narrative on late-term abortion ... How Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam can make amends ... The trouble with “ranking” transgressions ...

Duration:00:48:35

Bipartisan Identity Crises (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

1/31/2019
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Bill’s appearance on Matt Lewis and the News ... Will any GOPer primary Trump? ... What kind of Republican could actually beat Trump? ... Imagining a major GOP realignment ... Bill: Kamala Harris won the first round of primary announcements ... Early internal rifts in Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign ... Bill: Elizabeth Warren is back on track ... How primary candidates handle the socialist-centrist balancing act ... Steve Schmidt’s bleak political future ...

Duration:00:55:46

MAGA Teens and 2020 (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

1/23/2019
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Bill and Matt weigh in on “MAGA teen mania” ... Matt’s latent prejudice against rich white kids resurfaces ... The 2020 presidential race starts early ... Matt puts his money on Tulsi Gabbard, but Bill isn’t sold ... Who can bring the Democratic Party together? ... Bill: Warren is recovering from the DNA debacle ... A roundup of Oscar nominations and football ...

Duration:01:10:36

Why Run for President? (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

1/16/2019
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Will Tulsi Gabbard’s conservative background quash her presidential run? ... Romney vs. Gabbard: Who would Tucker Carlson vote for? ... Is it worth running for president if you know you won’t win? ... How Al Sharpton squashed Howard Dean ... Can Trumpism survive Trump? ...

Duration:00:59:16

Does Warren Still Have a Shot? (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

1/10/2019
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Does Trump care about the shutdown's effect on the heartland? ... Can Trump surrender and still save face? ... Where the Democrats' messaging on border security falls short ... Bill: Trump’s base cares about the fight, not the policy ... Is there sexism in “likability politics”? ... Bill: Don’t discount Warren just yet ... How Obama won over the white working class ...

Duration:00:59:25

2019 and 2020 (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

1/2/2019
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Reviewing Christmas 2018 ... Did Elizabeth Warren miss her window? ... Bill: Why I don't count Warren out ... Is the shutdown moving from boring to a crisis? ... Will gravity reassert itself on high-flying Donald Trump? ... Biden's advantages ... The fight between Pelosi and the left over PAYGO rules ... Romney's WaPo op-ed rubs Matt the wrong way ...

Duration:01:19:32

DMZ's Year in Review (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

12/21/2018
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Has the right surrendered in the War on Christmas? ... Trump's one-man government shutdown ... How McConnell went from RINO to "Cocaine Mitch" ... Matt reflects on the chaos of 2018 ... How left- and right-wing isolationists view withdrawal from Syria ... Did Bill's prediction record recover this year? ... Were Matt’s pre-scandal reservations about Kavanaugh prescient? ...

Duration:01:12:00

Is Paul Ryan a Con Artist? (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

12/12/2018
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Update on Bill’s one-man presidential book club ... Matt: Trump won in his immigration meeting with Nancy and Chuck ... Does Trump actually want a government shutdown? ... Ezra Klein's Vox piece on Paul Ryan’s legacy ... Paul Ryan, the ladder-climbing staffer ...

Duration:00:45:59

Too Old for 2020? (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

12/6/2018
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Should we dance on George H.W. Bush’s grave? ... Why the left rejects national unity and bipartisanship ... Matt: The only way to beat Trump is to “out-cool” him ... Will experience be a disadvantage in 2020? ... Can Elizabeth Warren return to her rural roots? ...

Duration:00:55:52

Pelosi and the "Green New Deal" (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

11/30/2018
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Matt tells Republicans not to dismiss Mueller out of hand ... Would congressional Republicans ever turn on Trump? ... Matt: Nancy Pelosi is still pretty sharp ... Why Pelosi “has the institution’s back” ... Bill breaks down the speakership voting process ... What exactly does a "Green New Deal" entail? ...

Duration:00:44:02

The Battle for the House (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

11/15/2018
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The new battle over the House speakership ... Bill to young Dems: Be patient, Pelosi will retire! ... Why speakers aren’t usually the “face” of the party ... Should Republicans exploit party divisions and back Pelosi? ... Matt: Beto has 2020 star power ... Can a “boring” Dem beat Trump? ...

Duration:01:08:17

Midterm Roundup (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

11/7/2018
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Bill’s midterm all-nighter ... Which minority candidates were successful, and why? ... What lessons will Dems take from the election? ... Bill challenges the “two Americas” narrative ... Are low-key Dems like Amy Klobuchar the future of the party? ... Bill: Dems are diversifying while Republicans are distilling down to Trumpism ...

Duration:00:51:52

Midterms and White Nationalism (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

11/1/2018
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Does Matt want Democrats to take the House? ... Matt: Steve King has got to go ... Bill: If you’re a white nationalist, now is your time to shine ... A final round of midterm predictions ... Is Michael Avenatti right that only a white man can beat Trump? ... What lessons for 2020 will we learn in 2018? ...

Duration:00:53:27

Midterms, Manly Democrats, and Pipe Bombs (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

10/25/2018
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Are the Kavanaugh hearings already old news? ... How Dems in red states play the optics game ... Are progressive voters lacking enthusiasm? ... Bill and Matt make potentially embarrassing election predictions ... Matt on civility politics: “Sometimes, ‘both-siderism’ is right” ... Would Saul Alinksy have approved of heckling politicians in restaurants? ... Matt: The pipe bomb story will have faded by Election Day ...

Duration:00:59:25

Midterm Madness 2018 (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

10/18/2018
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Has the “blue wave” already crested? ... Abortion politics causes conflict between Democrats ... How Michael Avenatti is setting the tone for all 2020 hopefuls ... Can Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema escape her protester past? ... Bill: Despite the blowback, Elizabeth Warren put the ancestry issue to bed for 2020 ... Matt: Warren proved she can’t go toe-to-toe with Trump ...

Duration:00:54:28

Will #MeToo Launch a New Temperance Movement? (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

10/11/2018
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Violent rhetoric in the lead-up to Election Day ... Matt: The left-wing “mob” is motivating #NeverTrump voters ... Will Republican momentum from the Kavanaugh hearings last to November? ... Bill argues we need a new temperance movement ... Matt sees potential synergy between social conservatives and #MeToo ...

Duration:00:53:49

"Believe All Women" vs. The Presumption of Innocence (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

10/3/2018
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Bill and Matt both predict that Kavanaugh will be confirmed ... Is Kavanaugh’s drinking history relevant? ... “Believe all women” vs. the presumption of innocence ... Is the “job interview” framing accurate? ... Matt: If life is a job interview, freedom of expression is at stake ... Bill reviews every memoir written by a presidential mistress in the past century ...

Duration:00:47:40

Judge Kavanaugh vs. Dr. Ford (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

9/28/2018
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Matt: Kavanaugh vs. Ford was a tie, which means he'll be confirmed ... Was Kavanaugh's emotional testimony heartfelt or cynical? ... Why "deny, deny, deny" usually works ... Bill reviews the history of the judicial wars ... If Kavanaugh replaces Kennedy, how will the Court change? ... Bill asks Matt: Is this worth it? ...

Duration:00:54:49

Kavanaugh: Affluenza at Georgetown Prep (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

9/20/2018
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Why Bill is helping put on a public school carnival ... On Brett Kavanaugh: Was there an affluenza outbreak at Georgetown Prep? ... Bill: If Kavanaugh did do it, he’s now a liar ... Matt: Black 17-year-olds don’t get a pass for bad behavior ... Is it too late to bring Amy Coney Barrett back? ... Should Linda Tripp (of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal) be rehabilitated in public memory? ...

Duration:01:01:25