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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

"Down Goes Socialism"? (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

8/16/2018
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DMZ technical difficulties: James Buchanan conversation lost to the ages ... Why has Bill been tagged as the archetypal centrist pundit? ... “Down Goes Socialism” this election cycle ... What Berniecrats and Trump voters have in common ... Bill to socialists: Don’t judge Dems by their losses ...

Duration:00:30:13

Problematic Uncles Edition (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

8/1/2018
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With the economy hot, why are Trump's approval ratings not? ... What if Trump wants to be a one-term president? ... Why Dems should pay more attention to their boring old centrist senators ... Bill: It's time for NeverTrump conservatives to just become Democrats ... Is Trump the "racist uncle" of the GOP family? ... The dangers of watching '80s sitcoms with your kids ...

Duration:00:59:59

Do Republicans have an Alger Hiss problem? (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

7/25/2018
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Drawing conclusions from Michael Cohen’s secret Trump recording ... Is politics becoming the last refuge of the celebrity? ... Did Communism run rampant in the FDR administration? ... Bill wonders if Trump is the modern-day Alger Hiss ... The surprising alliance between American social conservatives and Putin ... Bill: Far-left candidates should be wary of opportunistic support from Russia ...

Duration:01:06:09

What's wrong with "blame America first"? (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

7/19/2018
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Why the Putin meeting caused Matt’s mom to turn against Trump ... Russian spy Maria Butina and the appeal of foreigners who bolster our politics ... “Blame America first” and the dangers of moral equivalency ... Russia’s history as “difficult actor” ... How Bill got duped by Sacha Baron Cohen ... Why Matt has sympathy for those fooled by Butina and Baron Cohen ... Bill: Repealing Roe would “rip America in two” ...

Duration:00:50:44

Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

7/12/2018
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Matt is disappointed that Trump didn't pick Amy Barrett for the Court ... Matt: Choosing Barrett would have been a "win-win" ... Why did Trump pick the white guy? ... Does anyone on the right (aside from Matt) believe in diversity? ... Red-state Democrats' hard votes on Kavanaugh ... Bill: Dems must win the Senate to kill the Trump judiciary project ... Should NeverTrumpers be happy about Kavanaugh? ...

Duration:00:59:12

Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

7/5/2018
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Trump leaves his mark on Bill’s Fourth of July celebrations ... How to vet a Supreme Court nominee ... The Court as a battlefield in the culture war ... Bill’s advice for Sen. Susan Collins: Insist on a non-partisan nominee ... Do Supreme Court justices mellow with age? ... Bill: “Abolish ICE” is splitting the Democratic Party ...

Duration:00:56:19

Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

6/29/2018
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With Kennedy gone, will Roberts become the swing justice? ... Roe v. Wade, the end of norms, and why democracies die ... Correcting historical myths about FDR's court-packing scheme ... Bill: Ocasio-Cortez's win doesn't mean socialists are ascendant ... Is this the end of American labor unions? ...

Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

6/14/2018
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Democrats tread carefully reacting to Trump’s North Korea summit ... Has North Korea changed NeverTrump conservatives’ minds? ... Bill: Trump finds common ground with violators of human rights ... Matt: Trump sets himself apart from “metrosexual” world leaders ... The unenviable position of being an elected Republican under Trump ...

Duration:00:59:50

Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

6/6/2018
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Did Trump make a big mistake by uninviting the Philadelphia Eagles? ... Want a presidential pardon? Have your wife plead your case on Fox! ... Has Trump spurred a left-right realignment? ... Would a non-racist Trump have done better or worse? ... Bill: In South Dakota, #MeToo helped a GOP candidate win ... California's crazy primary night ...

Duration:00:44:03

Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

6/1/2018
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Bill and Matt review country music podcast Cocaine and Rhinestones ... Dinesh D’Souza’s descent from intellectualism ... Making sense of Trump’s high profile pardons ... Among Roseanne, Samantha Bee, et al., whom would Matt fire? ... What Joy Ann Reid and Ronald Reagan have in common ... Bill previews next week’s California primaries and San Francisco’s mayoral race ...

Duration:01:00:06

Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

5/24/2018
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Bill and Matt talk Tom Cruise movies ... Does Trump favor evangelicals over his white working class base? ... Matt: Jeff Flake won’t save us from Trump ... How should conservatives respond to Trump’s possible foreign collusion? ... Democratic midterm primaries: The relitigation begins ...

Duration:00:43:57

Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

5/16/2018
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Primary election round-up ... Democratic women had a good night... ... ...but there's no common narrative to the primaries as a whole ... Support Bill and Matt on Patreon! ... Matt: Robert Jeffress should not have been at the Jerusalem embassy ceremony ... Evaluating the evangelical alliance with Trump ... The embassy move and the moribund Mideast peace plan ...

Duration:00:54:01

Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

5/10/2018
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Why sanity is winning out in the congressional primaries ... Is Dennis Kucinich the future of the Democratic party? ... Among crazy bastards, Trump is sui generis ... Why Trump’s tough guy strategy is working with North Korea ... Matt: McCain has a right to snub Trump at his own funeral ...

Duration:00:48:00

Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

5/3/2018
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How did Giuliani go from America's Mayor to national punchline? ... What happened to the GOP's elder statesmen? ... Analyzing the $130,000 Michael Cohen revelation ... How much credit does Trump deserve for the thaw in North Korea? ... Matt: In a negotiation, North Korea would outfox Trump ... Rubio's media faux pas ...

Duration:00:55:40

Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

4/26/2018
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Matt endorses the Karate Kid relaunch ... Trump runs his mouth on Fox & Friends ... Was Ronny Jackson treated unfairly? ... Trump's reverse Midas touch ... Why do GOP presidents keep appointing unqualified people? ... Will conservatives dump Trump? ... President Kanye, here we come ...

Duration:00:42:29

Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

4/19/2018
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Did Comey "wrestle a pig" by insulting Trump in his book? ... Matt: Comey is no longer the guy wearing the white hat ... Michael Cohen and our era of cartoon archetypes ... Bill asks the GOP: What if this is as good as it gets? ... Matt continues to lose enthusiasm for Rubio ... Why did the blogosphere fade away? ...

Duration:00:36:58

Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

4/12/2018
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4/11/18, the busiest news day of Trump’s presidency ... Did Paul Ryan fail in his vision? ... Bill: Ryan wasted time trying to repeal Obamacare ... Republicans's big midterm disadvantages ... Should Trump risk impeachment to fire Mueller or Rosenstein? ... How Trump and the Mueller investigation will shape the midterms ...

Duration:00:50:20

Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

4/5/2018
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Bill: Trump won't be impeached—but he might be indicted ... Indict now, have the trial after Trump leaves office? ... You can indict a ham sandwich, what about a sitting president? ... Is Trump smart to pick a fight with Amazon? ... Trump's tariffs split farm Dems and rust belt Dems ... Matt reviews The Death of Stalin and Chappaquiddick ...

Duration:01:01:21

Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

3/30/2018
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What the Roseanne reboot gets right about Trump's America ... How Middle America has split in two since the show's original run ... In a polarized gun control debate, Marco Rubio’s position is unenviable ... Bill: The “blame and shame” tactic won’t win over enough Republicans on gun control ... Matt’s upcoming piece on gerrymandering ...

Duration:00:43:34

Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

3/22/2018
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Trump vs. Biden: It's clobberin' time! ... Battle continues between centrist Dems and progressive populists ... Matt: There's a real argument for Joe—and I might vote for him! ... Is Elizabeth Warren just the candidate of the liberal bubble? ... The link between civility and toughness ... Will Flake or Kasich primary Trump? ... Looking for contemporary parallels in the 1912 election ...

Duration:00:42:55