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    • Donald Trump Has the Republican Party in the Palm of His Hand

    • By: Brian Beutler
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
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    On Thursday, Donald Trump signed a loyalty pledge to the Republican Party, stipulating that he would support whoever becomes the GOP's presidential nominee and foreclose the option of mounting an independent or write-in or third-party candidacy.

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    • The GOP Can't Legitimately Deny Trump the Nomination

    • By: Brian Beutler
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    No matter how the Republican presidential primary unfolds from here, all the factions of the #NeverTrump movement - the party operatives attacking him; the conservative opinion leaders holding the line against him; the Republican delegates loyal to Ted Cruz after the first ballot at the party’s July convention - face severe conundrums.

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    • The Trump Administration’s Lies Have Already Ruined Its Credibility

    • By: Brian Beutler
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
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    The president has made the wrong bet, and it will sink him.

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    • Hillary Moved Up Her 2016 Announcement Because of Money, Not the Email Controversy

    • By: Brian Beutler
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    Months of rumors, speculation and reports that Hillary Clinton would stave off an official campaign announcement until the middle of the year have recently given way to a fresh consensus - that the Clinton 2016 launch is imminent. But pundits who suppose that the controversy over her use of private email as secretary of state has hurried her plans are incorrect. The real driving force is money.

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    • Trump's Racist Birther Gaslighting Strategy Has Taken over the GOP

    • By: Brian Beutler
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
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    At some point before this past Friday, it dawned on Donald Trump and his aides that they couldn’t avoid a rendezvous with his birther destiny before voters go to the polls in November, and that his first debate with Hillary Clinton - what promises to be one of the most watched events in television history - was likely to be the place for it. Their response to this realization has been one of the purest expressions of Trump’s extraordinary and alarming approach to politics since he launched his campaign last summer.

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    • Donald Trump's Biggest Conservative Enemies Helped Create Him

    • By: Brian Beutler
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
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    Donald Trump’s durable lead in Republican primary polls, and improving approval ratings, continue to befuddle people who ought to have better insight into the state of the conservative mind.

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    • The Left Needs to Get Real—and Get Ready to Lose Many Fights

    • By: Brian Beutler
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
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    Only then can progressives and liberals fight Trump effectively.

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    • Donald Trump Is Already Acting Like an Authoritarian

    • By: Brian Beutler
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    Before President-elect Donald Trump eked out a victory on election night last week, the greatest source of liberal apprehension was that he would reject the legitimacy of his defeat, inviting his most reactionary supporters to seek revenge in various unsettling ways.

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    • What Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thinking?! Here's What

    • By: Brian Beutler
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 10 mins
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    What is Ruth Bader Ginsburg thinking?! This is the essential question underlying nearly every news article and cable segment about the 83-year-old Supreme Court justice’s decision to campaign against Donald Trump. Last week, she told the Associated Press that she doesn’t want to think about the possibility of a Trump presidency. In a New York Times article published Sunday, she said she “can’t imagine what the country would be - with Donald Trump as our president.”

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    • The Wackiest Donald Trump Conspiracy Theory Yet

    • By: Brian Beutler
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
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    The Republican primary campaign revealed (or rather reestablished) that Donald Trump is a bigot and a sexist and a creep. In fairness, this was not entirely a testament to fearless journalism; Trump happily exhibited all of these behaviors in front of live television cameras week after week. But reporters and campaigns did bring incidents of bigotry, sexism, and creepiness from his past to light, which helped feed the public’s exceedingly negative impression of the GOP’s new standard-bearer.

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    • Trump Is Exactly the Monster We Feared, and Republicans Are Enabling Him

    • By: Brian Beutler
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
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    The nominal purpose of President-elect Donald Trump’s press conference on Wednesday was to announce the disentanglement of his business interests from the public interest. By Tuesday evening—thanks to CNN’s careful but explosive reporting and BuzzFeed’s intemperate decision to publish an opposition research memo compiled by a former spy—it seemed Trump would also have to dispel questions about his vulnerability to foreign blackmail and illegal collaboration.

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    • Donald Trump Has Blown Up Republicans' Racism Defense

    • By: Brian Beutler
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
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    Before Trump came along, it was black-letter law on the right that racism was an overstated problem, minor when held up against the more prevalent sin of false accusations of racism.

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    • Can Donald Trump Win by Duping Young Voters with '90s Conspiracy Theories?

    • By: Brian Beutler
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    The final week of the Republican primary was essentially a formality, but in hindsight an exceptionally important formality. As long as Donald Trump still had to go through the motions to fend off candidates whose campaigns had been reduced to simulacra, and as long as his opponents were clinging to the hope of defeating him at the GOP convention, their combat served as a kind of permission for reporters to treat Trump’s campaign as the anomaly that it was.

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    • The Media Never Raised the Bar for Donald Trump

    • By: Brian Beutler
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
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    At the end of most elections, the political press corps tends to focus on what campaigns call their candidates’ “closing arguments.” The use of courtroom jargon is fitting, because the point of the “closing argument” is to offer the people who decide the election a last-best summation of the case. For candidates, this usually entails putting on their best faces. Relentless positivity, substantive heft, resume burnishing, and so on.

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    • Donald Trump's Racism Is Coloring Every Aspect of Republican Politics

    • By: Brian Beutler
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    The Trump era of American politics is defined to some degree by controversies that are both unsurprising and, in their unprecedented context, unusually revealing. For instance: Last week in Texas, the Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton fired an opening salvo on behalf of eleven states, suing the federal government over its decision to prohibit school districts from discriminating against transgender students.

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    • Hillary Clinton's Plan to Trounce Donald Trump

    • By: Brian Beutler
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    If Hillary Clinton is to trounce Donald Trump - and trouncing him should be the aim - it won’t be because she’s a bravura orator, but because her campaign will marginalize him so effectively that her coalition will grow to dwarf his. The question is how she intends to do it. What kind of campaign will she run? She answered that question Thursday night.

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    • How to Beat Donald Trump

    • By: Brian Beutler
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    It is tempting to imagine that Donald Trump’s campaign was so abusive and noxious that we won’t experience anything like it again. But the hard reality is this: Most presidents seek re-election, and they usually win. Only once since Franklin Roosevelt died has one party reclaimed the presidency from the other and then failed to control it for two terms, and that presidency was Jimmy Carter’s.

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    • Why Are Anti-Trump Conservatives Hailing the Brexit?

    • By: Brian Beutler
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    The year between the launch of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union was enough time for conservative elites to divide themselves between Trump supporters and apologists, on the one hand, and Trump renouncers on the other.

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    • The Republican Party after Donald Trump

    • By: Brian Beutler
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    One way or another, the Republican Party is about to rupture - the only question is from which side. If Donald Trump wins the GOP presidential primary, as he’s heavily favored to do, he will drive some unknown, but large, number of regulars from the party. If Republican officials manage to wrest the nomination from him for nearing but failing to reach the threshold required to win outright, he will bolt, and take some unknown, but large, number of supporters with him.

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    • Hillary Clinton, Today Is Your Moment to Talk About Racism in America

    • By: Brian Beutler
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    Shortly after a gunman killed nine congregants of the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, the state’s Republican Governor, Nikki Haley, issued a statement which read in part, “we'll never understand what motivates anyone to enter one of our places of worship and take the life of another.”

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