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    Bad Polls [www.slate.com] Has Hillary Clinton just collapsed as a general election candidate? Judging from the most recent polls, the answer is yes. That is, if you ignore all the lessons of the last presidential election.
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      Blame the Police [www.slate.com] On July 13, three days after she was arrested following a routine traffic violation, police found Sandra Bland dead in her Waller County, Texas, jail cell. Authorities say it was a suicide. I don’t.
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        Trump’s Not Done Yet [www.slate.com] On Saturday, during a Republican presidential forum in Iowa, candidate Donald Trump questioned the heroic bona fides of former nominee and Arizona Sen. There are caveats: It’s why Texas Sen.
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          More Than a Food Fight [www.slate.com] If you were plotting a fissure point for liberals in the 2016 election, you might look to the divide between Hillary Clinton supporters and everyone to their left. For politicians, not so much.
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            Two Americas [www.slate.com] On Monday, if you were paying attention, you caught a glimpse of our ultrapolarized future. Specifically, you saw two speeches from two candidates on opposite ends of the ideological divide.
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              Made in Wisconsin [www.slate.com] After six months of speeches, fundraisers, and cattle calls, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is making it official: He’s running for president. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Just ask Jimmy Carter.
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                The Audio Book Club Visits Station Eleven [www.slate.com] To listen to the Audio Book Club discussion of Station Eleven, click the arrow on the player below. Does Emily St. What’s the difference between an artist and a celebrity? And how does St.
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                  The GOP’s Two Latino Problems [www.slate.com] With his angry rants against undocumented immigrants, Donald Trump is a stark reminder of the GOP’s terrible problem with Latino voters. In short, Latinos don’t like—or trust—the Republican Party.
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                    Why Bernie Sanders Is the Left’s Ron Paul [www.slate.com] When Bernie Sanders announced his campaign for president, I thought he would be a gadfly with a modest following. Not Howard Dean, but not Dennis Kucinich, either. After the crowds, there’s the polls.
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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…