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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

Ten Year Anniversary Edition! (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

3/21/2019
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Happy 10th anniversary, Bill and Matt! ... Why the DMZ dynamic still works ... Bill’s (supposed) powers of persuasion ... What keeps this political marriage so strong? ... Bill and Matt’s most eye-opening experiences over the years ... The show as a “safe space” for new ideas ... Back to business: Bill’s new piece on Democratic donations and primary debates ... Why unionizing a political campaign is a really bad idea ... Bill and Matt to Biden: Don’t apologize! ...

Duration:01:15:33

Off to the Primary Races (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

3/14/2019
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Why a dozen Republicans voted against Trump’s emergency declaration ... Matt: Kasich can’t scold his way into the nomination ... Why did Beto’s momentum fizzle? ... Bill’s taxonomy of the left, from Bernie to Biden ... The perks of a Texan running mate ... Who is Andrew Yang? ... Bill: The House needs more moderate Democrats ...

Duration:01:08:05

Bernie, Biden, and Winning the Left (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

3/7/2019
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Bill and Matt trade breakfast smoothie tips ... Rep. Ilhan Omar and the Democrats’ resolution against “hate” ... Is Farrakhan-style anti-Semitism making a comeback? ... Intersectionality discourse looms large in Congress ... Can Bernie beat Trump’s inevitable attack on socialism? ... Can Biden be a “tough healer” and win the left’s vote? ... What Biden could learn from Bill Clinton’s Sistah Souljah moment ...

Duration:01:10:40

Breaking News and Breaking Norms (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

2/27/2019
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Is the normalization of Trump complete? ... Matt to 90% of the House GOP: You're dead to me ... What would it take to get Republicans to turn against Trump? ... Bill's History Corner: John Tyler, the Whigs, and preventing war over Maine ... The Republicans who would be totally cool with foreign collusion ... Why impeachment hearings are coming ... Should Democrats embrace norm-breaking? ...

Duration:00:50:29

Who's Afraid of Bernie? (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

2/20/2019
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On George Washington and slavery ... Why do white men have the lead in the Democratic primary? ... Bill: Bernie has to hold his supporter base ... Matt: Bernie “owns his brand” like Trump does ... Can the Obama coalition ever be revived? ...

Duration:00:46:31

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