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    Trump’s Outreach to Black Voters Isn’t About Black Voters [www.slate.com] The tail end of August finds Donald Trump making yet another pivot. Your schools are no good. You have no jobs. Fifty-eight percent of your youth is unemployed. And the Democrats will not produce.
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      Would Donald Trump Really Consider Dropping Out? [www.slate.com] The past 24 hours or so have been a big adventure for Donald Trump. In a disastrous and distracted Washington Post interview, he declined to endorse Paul Ryan, who is facing a primary. But he won’t.
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        A Trump Victory Is a Scary Thought. A Disputed Loss Might Be Scarier. [www.slate.com] We have a tradition in the United States. When you lose an election, you take the L, and you move on. Kennedy, despite evidence of fraud in Illinois and suspicions of it in Texas. Enter…
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          Is Trump Really a GOP Anomaly? [www.slate.com] It’s not hard to find Republicans to speak out against Donald Trump. Khan was one such brave example. His sacrifice—and that of Khizr and Ghazala Khan—should always be honored. On Monday, Sen.
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            Bright Shining as the Sun [www.slate.com] PHILADELPHIA—At first glance, the closing session of the Democratic National Convention looked a lot like a Republican National Convention. A Muslim-American immigrant. Another immigrant.
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              The Democrats Make Their Pitch to a New Silent Majority [www.slate.com] PHILADELPHIA—Donald Trump wants to run his campaign like Richard Nixon in 1968. He appeals to “law” and promises “order” in a chaotic, frightening world. You see this in the polls. Retired U.S.
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                A Conversation With an Obama-Loving, Stein-Voting Bernie or Bust Protester  [www.slate.com] PHILADELPHIA—For all the attention and oxygen consumed by the “Bernie or Bust” movement in coverage of the Democratic National Convention, they are in fact a distinct minority of …
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                  Humanizing Hillary [www.slate.com] PHILADELPHIA—No one doubts Hillary Clinton’s competence. Even in polls where majorities say they distrust her and dislike her, Clinton wins resounding marks on her ability to be president. Or honest.
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                    The Radical Message of Michelle Obama’s Speech [www.slate.com] PHILADELPHIA—I spoke to my mom on Tuesday morning. We talked about Michelle Obama. I was on the floor when the first lady gave her speech and could feel the pride and enthusiasm in the room.
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                      Democrats Aren't in Disarray. A Minority of Bernie Supporters Are in a Snit. [www.slate.com] PHILADELPHIA—On the opening day of the Democratic National Convention, it seems as if Democrats are in actual disarray. Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her position at the top of t…
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                        Donald Trump's Speech Was Just Another Scam [www.slate.com] CLEVELAND—Here is a line from Donald Trump’s speech to the nation, delivered Thursday at the Republican National Convention. Homicides last year increased by 17 percent in America’s 50 largest cities.
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                          The Message of the RNC Is Clear and Terrifying [www.slate.com] CLEVELAND—Let’s recap. On Monday, the Republican Party inaugurated its convention with a single message: fear. Fear of Hispanic immigrants, slammed as vectors for crime and disorder.
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                            Melania's Speech Was a Goof. The Rest of Monday Was a Horror Show. [www.slate.com] The first day of the Republican National Convention opened in chaos and ended in disaster. We’ve covered the chaos, but the disaster requires a little explanation. Until it unraveled. Joni…
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                              The Paranoid Scene at the America First Unity Rally in Cleveland [www.slate.com] CLEVELAND—Below are 10 photographs from Monday's America First Unity Rally here at Settlers Landing. A Gadsden flag flies during the rally. An activist is interviewed. An anti-Clinton t-shir…
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                                The GOP Is Sick, and the Never Trump Floor Fight Was a Symptom [www.slate.com] CLEVELAND—Look around the main hall at the Republican National Convention and you see the trappings of party unity. Tables and tables and tables of pro-Trump merchandise. That unity is a facad…
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                                  The Traditionalist vs. the Train Wreck [www.slate.com] On Thursday, disaster struck France again. An assailant drove a truck through a crowd of Bastille Day revelers in Nice, killing at least 84 people and injuring hundreds of others. As are politicians.
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                                    Racial Discontent Is Rising, but That’s Not Obama’s Fault [www.slate.com] In the national shouting match over racism, discrimination, and American policing that we’ve conducted since the tragedies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and Dallas, one refr…
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                                      Donald Trump’s Other Demographic Problem [www.slate.com] If, on the night of Nov. 8, we’re all watching Donald Trump give his victory speech, it will be because he will have pulled together a broad coalition of white people to propel him to the presidency.
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                                        Bernie’s Change [www.slate.com] By almost any measure, Barry Goldwater is one of the most important losers in the history of American politics. One of them was Richard Viguerie. It was simple: And it is true: It did.
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                                          What Bernie Sanders Has Won [www.slate.com] On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders will join Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, the state that supercharged his insurgent candidacy and gave him a shot at the nomination. What did he win?