Uncommon Sense: Imported From Detroit

Matthew Dowd and LZ Granderson delve into politics and pop culture.

— -- Here’s the deal. All around us, conversations about politics, pop culture and more are devolving into either pure entertainment or partisan vitriol.

We’d rather fill that space with a fun, fascinating and passionate take on the key events of American politics and culture. So the two of us are coming together to offer some uncommon sense of what is going on in America today.

We’re all about tackling serious topics, without taking ourselves too seriously. No questioning of each other's intent or intentions. This isn’t D vs. R, left vs. right, white vs. black, locs vs. no locs.

You get the point.

Matt lives in Austin, Texas, and LZ now calls Chicago, Illinois, home, but we are both proudly and truly imported from Detroit. And Detroit, named by French explorers, means the strait -- linking Lake Huron to Lake Erie. So, while we may have taken very different journeys in life, our Detroit roots are woven into who we are and the conversations to come.

This will be an independent, objective, common sense attempt to discover the truth amidst all the noise and hyperbole with a healthy disrespect for the old ways.


Watch Matt and LZ talk GOP debate, Wednesday, Sept. 16, on ABC News Live 5:30 p.m. ET and 10:30 p.m. ET.