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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?
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                        Is America Falling Apart or Finally Waking Up? [www.slate.com] A week that began with Americans celebrating their best qualities has ended with the country staring into the eyes of its worst self. As they worked to restrain him, they found a gun in his pocket.
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                          The Perfect Hillary Clinton Scandal [www.slate.com] With FBI Director James Comey’s tsk-tsking statement this morning, the email saga that had dogged Hillary Clinton for well over a year was over. His conclusion? That we wouldn’t see an indictment.
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                            Our Political Culture Doesn’t Know What to Do With Trump’s Explicit Prejudice [www.slate.com] If Donald Trump has done anything consistently in the year he’s run for president, it’s play nice with white supremacists. But what Trump feels is less important than what he do…
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                              Can Donald Trump Even Count on a Convention Polling Bounce? [www.slate.com] It’s not news that Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton in national polling. Swing state polls tell a similar story, with Trump down in almost every state that’s up for grabs in November. This mat…
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                                Bernie Blew It [www.slate.com] On Monday, Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren campaigned together in Cincinnati. Their message was clear: But more interesting than their rhetoric was the event’s tone and tenor. It made sense.
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                                  Is Elizabeth Warren Really the Best Choice for Vice President? [www.slate.com] Will America see its first all-female ticket for the White House? The signs are strong. Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party, and Massachusetts Sen. Do no harm.
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                                    Embattled Whiteness Gave Us Brexit. It Won’t Give Us President Trump. [www.slate.com] If there’s a dominant narrative in the story of the Brexit referendum, it’s the anger and disenchantment of working-class voters, who largely backed the “Leave” campaign and by extensio…
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                                      The “Show Me the Money” Edition [www.slate.com] To listen to the discussion, use the player below: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. And by Ring. Join Slate Plus!
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                                        The Democrats Are Changing. Their Unprecedented Sit-In Over Gun Control Is Proof. [www.slate.com] On Wednesday, a group of Democrats took over the floor of the House of Representatives in protest of Republican stasis on new gun control proposals. Leading the charge is Re…
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                                          There Is No Donald Trump Campaign [www.slate.com] As of Monday morning, the Trump campaign doesn’t have a manager. “The Donald J. But two things are true: The truth is, there is no Donald Trump campaign. This isn’t a matter of metaphysics;