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    Patty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority Leader [www.slate.com] In Washington, there is a cottage industry of progressives who want Elizabeth Warren to do something besides represent Massachusetts in the Senate. Now, pro-Warren progressives have a new option.
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      The “Say It With Me: President Ted Cruz” Edition [www.slate.com] Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook. We post to the Facebook page throughout the week, so keep the conversation going by joining us there. Or follow us @SlateGabfest! In Walker v.
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        Ted Cruz Is No Ronald Reagan [www.slate.com] There’s a trope in election writing that you can summarize with a cliché: “The only poll that matters is Election Day.” The idea is that politics are contingent and that it’s foolish to assume outcom…
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          It’s Hilarious That Ted Cruz Is Signing Up for Obamacare [www.slate.com] Twenty minutes into his address announcing his run for the White House, Sen. As you’d expect, this gave the political Internet a good laugh. For starters, this is a function of circumstances.
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            What Scott Walker Can Teach Hillary Clinton [www.slate.com] Hillary Clinton has been polarizing her entire political career. But now, ahead of a second presidential run, she wants to be a uniter, not a divider. They will offer a plan for gutting it.
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              Ted Cruz Imagines the White House [www.slate.com] Bombastic, theatrical, and eager to make a splash, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was a presidential hopeful from the moment he stepped on the Senate floor two years ago. Cruzapalooza begins now. It isn’t.
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                A Quiet Tension [www.slate.com] On almost any night in Charlottesville, Virginia, you’ll find throngs of students on “The Corner,” the commercial strip of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and boutiques that serves the University of…
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                  A New Danger in Ferguson [www.slate.com] On early Thursday morning, outside of the Ferguson, Missouri, police station, unknown assailants shot two police officers: one in the shoulder, one in the face. Thankfully, they will live.
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                    Don’t Expel Members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon for Racism [www.slate.com] Just two days after a student group released video of racist chants and songs from its members, the University of Oklahoma chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is finished. They just believe they are.
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                      Obama’s Imperfect Union [www.slate.com] After Rudy Giuliani challenged President Obama’s patriotism and love of country, I wrote that the former New York mayor—while wrong—touched on “a real difference between Obama’s brand of national exc…
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                        Losing Selma’s Legacy [www.slate.com] Fifty years ago on March 7, civil rights activists John Lewis and the Rev. Hosea Williams led 600 people on a march from Selma, Alabama, to the capitol in Montgomery. Seattle School District No.
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                          Ferguson’s True Criminals [www.slate.com] At every point in the drama of Ferguson, Missouri, from the first protests to the final fires, Americans have argued about the character of the personalities involved. Take traffic stops.
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                            The Clinton Curse [www.slate.com] On Monday night, the New York Times dropped a bomb: As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton didn’t use her government email address. She didn’t even have one. It didn’t take much to see the danger.
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                              Cleveland’s Worst [www.slate.com] Last month, in his speech on race and law enforcement, FBI Director James Comey asked Americans to better “see” police officers as full people. A select group of officers is very good at its job.
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                                Why It’s Hard for Republican Presidential Candidates to Speak Honestly About Income Inequality [www.slate.com] None of the Republicans running for president has an agenda for fighting income inequality. But they do have a word for talking about it—opportunity. It worked …
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                                  The Next Attack on Voting Rights [www.slate.com] The last round of voter restrictions came after the 2010 Republican wave, when new GOP majorities passed voter identification laws and slashed ballot access in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Flo…
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                                    Why Joe Biden Should Run for President [www.slate.com] If you want a sense of what Vice President Joe Biden is mulling for the next stage of his career, just look at his travel plans. On Wednesday, he will visit New Hampshire to collect an award.