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    The GOP Base Loves Trump [www.slate.com] There’s no world in which Donald Trump is a serious candidate for president. Unlike Chris Christie or Mike Huckabee—two vastly more legitimate candidates—Trump is popular with Republican voters.
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      If You See a Chance, Take It [www.slate.com] With his announcement Tuesday to a gymnasium full of supporters in the Livingston, New Jersey, high school he once attended, Chris Christie is the 14th Republican to enter the presidential race.
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        Easy AA [www.slate.com] In 2008, Abigail Fisher, who is white, sued the University of Texas–Austin for race discrimination. Her rhetoric aside, however, Fisher and her lawyers couldn’t prove discrimination in court.
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          A New Southern Heritage [www.slate.com] Midway through his eulogy for Rev. She was arrested, but not before she made a national impression with the latest—and most dramatic—act against the Confederate flag. Luckily, so far: Robert E.
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            Unacceptable Impact [www.slate.com] On Thursday, in a 5–4 opinion  written by Justice Anthony Kennedy and joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, the Supreme Court held that the 1968 Fa…
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              The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes [www.slate.com] Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. The larger the dot, the more enslaved people on board. Portuguese?
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                What Was “Gradual Emancipation”? [www.slate.com] This is a free excerpt of The History of American Slavery, our inaugural Slate Academy. To listen to Episode 3 in its entirety, visit the show page. Episode 3 guests referenced in this preview: Bouie:
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                  Eviction Notice [www.slate.com] Three days ago, Republicans were struggling to answer questions on the Confederate battle flag, which flies on the South Carolina state capitol grounds in Columbia. Florida Sen. Former Texas. Gov.
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                    The “I Would Build A Great Wall” 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! Live Gabfest!
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                      The Deadly History of “They’re Raping Our Women” [www.slate.com] Amid his Wednesday night rampage at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina—killing nine people—21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof reportedly told churchgoers, “You rape o…
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                        A Living Landmark [www.slate.com] On Wednesday night, a gunman—identified as 21-year-old Dylann Roof of Columbia, South Carolina—murdered nine people at a weekly prayer meeting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charles…
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                          Criminal Neglect [www.slate.com] You have a choice: You can have brutal, abusive policing. Or you can have no policing at all. He says police have ignored dozens of calls about drug dealers in his neighborhood. These days?
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                            Why Hillary Clinton Should Go Full Nerd [www.slate.com] Among the most awkward moments of Hillary Clinton’s last campaign for president was her speech in Selma, Alabama, on the 42nd anniversary of Bloody Sunday. What politician is utterly authentic?
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                              Destroying the Party to Save the Party [www.slate.com] For Republicans, the 2012 election was a bitter experience. From the higher view of history, however, this was typical. He won. In 1956, Dwight Eisenhower had steady growth and relative peace.
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                                Is Rachel Dolezal Black Just Because She Says She Is? [www.slate.com] Rachel Dolezal is president of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP. She chairs a city police oversight commission. In her world, and that of her friends and colleagues, she is a black woman.
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                                  Poor Judgment [www.slate.com] On Tuesday, we learned Sen. Marco Rubio is bad with money. Despite this, however, he’s been profligate with money. In 2013, he reported two mortgages and at least $450,000 in liabilities.
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                                    Our Segregated Summers  [www.slate.com] On Friday, a group of black teenagers went to community pool in McKinney, Texas. They were there for a pool party, advertised on social media. For a time, swimming was America’s national pastime.
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                                      Our Segregated Summers  [www.slate.com] On Friday, a group of black teenagers went to community pool in McKinney, Texas. They were there for a pool party, advertised on social media. For a time, swimming was America’s national pastime.
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                                        This Week’s Worst Person in Westeros: Stannis Baratheon [www.slate.com] After each episode in Game of Thrones Season 5, we’ll be discussing a crucial question: Who is currently the Worst Person in Westeros? Miriam Krule: Jamelle! Krule: This was Stannis’ only child!
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                                          Hillary Clinton Hits the GOP on Voter Suppression [www.slate.com] On Thursday, Hillary Clinton received the Barbara Jordan Public-Private Leadership Award at the historically black Texas Southern University in Houston. Despite this, Gov. This wouldn’t be difficult.