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    How a 2013 Governor’s Race Explains Clinton–Trump [www.slate.com] Two strikingly unpopular candidates. One, the embodiment of establishment politics, a career Democrat long mired in scandal, from shady deals to questionable relationships. The plan was scrapped.
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      How Trump Could Win  [www.slate.com] At this moment, polls show a strong upswing for Donald Trump’s campaign. Clinton, meanwhile, is fighting a contentious primary, which keeps her from doing the same. At least, that’s what I think.
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        Bernie. Don’t Do This. [www.slate.com] Bernie Sanders is still in it to win it. Which is a problem. Because he can’t. Hillary Clinton holds 1,768 pledged delegates—allocated through primaries and caucuses—to Sanders’ 1,494. The argument?
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          The Incompetent, Race-Baiting Fraud (and the Man Running to Replace Him as President) [www.slate.com] Guess the politician. He’s a dangerous “authoritarian.” A “race-baiter” and a “racist” who divides Americans for political gain. If you guessed Donald Trump, you’re not …
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            Fundamentally Speaking, Hillary Clinton Won’t Blow It [www.slate.com] In 2012, liberals worried that Barack Obama would fumble the election to Mitt Romney. “With 100 days left in the presidential campaign, perhaps the two most vexing questions in American politics are:
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              Why Donald Trump Needs Paul Ryan [www.slate.com] On Thursday, Donald Trump came to Washington to make nice with Paul Ryan, speaker of the House of Representatives and de facto leader of the “establishment” Republican Party. He’s not wrong.
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                The Myth of the Disappearing Nonwhite Voter [www.slate.com] The first “swing state” surveys of 2016 are here, and the news isn’t good for Hillary Clinton. In Ohio, she’s behind, 39 percent to Trump’s 43. But there’s a problem. That last point is key.
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                  Trump Can’t Pivot [www.slate.com] Thus far, in the narrative of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump is the “unpredictable” one who will scramble the fall election. But the truth is that this just isn’t clear.
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                    Captain America: Civil War [www.slate.com] In its comic-book form, Marvel’s Civil War was a mess in ways that the new movie deftly avoids. The public turns against superheroes, and Congress passes a registration act. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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                      What Pundits Keep Getting Wrong About Donald Trump and the Working Class [www.slate.com] Most analysis of Donald Trump’s electability hinges on his working-class appeal—specifically, working-class anger at the economic arrangements of a post-recession America. “The deepe…
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                        Donald Trump Isn’t Going to Be President [www.slate.com] Now that Donald Trump is just a few delegates away from the Republican nomination, conversation among commentators has turned to his electability and his “pivot” to the general election.
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                          Indiana Is a Trump State That Looks Like a Cruz State [www.slate.com] The last time the Indiana Republican primary mattered was 40 years ago, in 1976, when Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan battled for the presidential nomination of a Republican Party convulsing over its i…
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                            What the Maryland Democratic Senate Race Was Really About [www.slate.com] It’s tempting to read the Maryland Senate primary as a small-scale simulacrum for the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. You have a full-throated progressive in the form of Rep.
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                              Donald Trump Will Be the Republican Nominee for President. Don’t Get Ever Used to It. [www.slate.com] I want you to try something. Take a breath and say this aloud: Donald Trump will be the Republican Party’s nominee for president of the United States. Say it again: I kn…
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                                Fight on, Bernie [www.slate.com] Bernie Sanders can’t win. If it’s not a fact just yet, it’s at least quickly hardening into one. New York was one such shot, and he missed it. But Sanders isn’t your typical losing candidate.
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                                  Why the Cruz–Kasich Alliance Won’t Change a Thing [www.slate.com] At every turn in the Republican presidential primary, the anti–Donald Trump brigade has been too late in arriving. The great weakness of this scheme is that it’s delusional, full stop.
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                                    Is Liberalism Really “Smug”? [www.slate.com] Is liberalism “smug”? In an essay for Vox, Emmett Rensin says yes. “There is a smug style in American liberalism,” he writes. “It has been growing these past decades. Where does it come from?
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                                      Why Bernie Sanders Is Wrong About the Deep South [www.slate.com] As the Democratic primary turns into its final stretch, Bernie Sanders, his advisers, and his surrogates are making a three-step argument to remaining primary voters and uncommitted Democratic elites…
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                                        There Is No Bernie Sanders Movement [www.slate.com] He’d just been declared the winner in the Wisconsin Democratic primary, and now Bernie Sanders, speaking from a stage in Laramie, Wyoming, was thundering into a favorite refrain. But it’s not.
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                                          The Messy, Very Human Politics of Bill Clinton’s Crime Bill [www.slate.com] Twenty-two years ago, President Bill Clinton shepherded a comprehensive crime bill through Congress in the midst—though we would later learn it was the tail end—of a yearslong violent crime wave …