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    • Trump Is Waging a Trade War in the Dumbest Way Possible

    • By: Catherine Rampell
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    President Trump says we need to be “smarter” in how we deal with other countries. And yet his approach to extracting concessions from our trading partners has proved very, very dumb.

    "Trump Is Waging a Trade War in the Dumbest Way Possible" is from the June 07, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Catherine Rampell and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Why the White Working Class Votes Against Itself

    • By: Catherine Rampell
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    Hillary Clinton’s unexpected loss, particularly in traditionally blue strongholds, has led to lots of rumination about what the Democrats must do to reclaim their political territory. Smarter marketing, smoother organization, greater outreach and fresher faces are among the most commonly cited remedies.

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    • Why Is It so Hard for Trump to Say That Evil Things Are Evil?

    • By: Catherine Rampell
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    “It almost wouldn’t even have to be said.”That’s how President Trump characterized his views on domestic violence Wednesday. This was a week after photographs of a woman allegedly beaten by a senior White House aide became public.

    "Why Is It so Hard for Trump to Say That Evil Things Are Evil?" is from the February 15, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Catherine Rampell and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Ivy League Economist Ethnically Profiled, Interrogated for Doing Math on American Airlines Flight

    • By: Catherine Rampell
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Ivy League Economist Ethnically Profiled, Interrogated for Doing Math on American Airlines Flight" is from the May 07, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Catherine Rampell and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • The Sexist Double Standard behind Why Millennials Love Bernie Sanders

    • By: Catherine Rampell
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    "The Sexist Double Standard behind Why Millennials Love Bernie Sanders" is from the Opinions section of The Washington Post. It was written by Catherine Rampell and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Both Third-Party Candidates Would Be Terrible Presidents

    • By: Catherine Rampell
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    Voting third party in this presidential election isn’t merely impractical. It’s unprincipled.

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    • Religious Law May Be Coming to America. But It’s Not Sharia; It’s Christian.

    • By: Catherine Rampell
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    That is, the religiously motivated laws creeping into public policymaking aren’t based on the Koran, and they aren’t coming from mythical hard-line Islamists in, say, Dearborn, Michigan. They’re coming from the White House, which wants to make it easier for hard-line Christians to impose their beliefs and practices on the rest of us.

    "Religious Law May Be Coming to America. But It’s Not Sharia; It’s Christian." is from the February 02, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Catherine Rampell and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • The Report Trump Officials Don't Want You to See

    • By: Catherine Rampell
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Psst. Hey, you. Wanna read something dangerous?It’s a government document so incendiary that the feds have tried to suppress it. They’ve purged it from their websites and disavowed its claims.But it’s not about Roswell, or who killed JFK. It’s not even about climate change.

    "The Report Trump Officials Don't Want You to See" is from the October 02, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Catherine Rampell and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why Do so Many Republicans Hate College?

    • By: Catherine Rampell
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    More than ever, higher education has become critical to snagging a stable job, moving up the income ladder and succeeding in the global economy.

    "Why Do so Many Republicans Hate College?" is from the December 28, 2017 Opinions section of The Washington Post. It was written by Catherine Rampell and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Doesn't Add Up

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Catherine Rampell, and others
    • Length: 49 mins
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    The President’s proposed budget seems to prioritize national security over pretty much everything else...

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    • Want to Save the Republican Party? Drain the Right-Wing Media Swamp

    • By: Catherine Rampell
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Donald Trump looks likely to get a whupping (or, to use his preferred Yiddishism, schlonging) in a few weeks. Forecasts suggest many of his down-ballot co-partisans will as well.

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    • Americans Are Becoming More Socially Liberal — except When It Comes to Divorce

    • By: Catherine Rampell
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Americans Are Becoming More Socially Liberal — except When It Comes to Divorce" is from the April 18, 2016 Opinions section of The Washington Post. It was written by Catherine Rampell and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Hey, Putin: Don’t pin this on the Jews

    • By: Catherine Rampell
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Maybe the Russians didn’t meddle in our 2016 election. Maybe it was the Jews.

    "Hey, Putin: Don’t pin this on the Jews" is from the March 12, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Catherine Rampell and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Don’t Blame ‘Washington.’ Blame the GOP.

    • By: Catherine Rampell
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Republicans in the White House and Congress are the ones standing in the way of helping “dreamers.” They are not merely obstructing gun reform but also rolling back existing gun-control measures.

    "Don’t Blame ‘Washington.’ Blame the GOP." is from the February 19, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Catherine Rampell and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Don't Blame the Feds for Hurting Small Businesses

    • By: Catherine Rampell
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    "Don't Blame the Feds for Hurting Small Businesses" is from the August 25, 2016 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Catherine Rampell and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Donald/Kanye 2020? Trump Kicks off an Era of Rich Vanity Candidates.

    • By: Catherine Rampell
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "Donald/Kanye 2020? Trump Kicks off an Era of Rich Vanity Candidates." is from the Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by Catherine Rampell and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Free-Speech Conservatives, This Is Your Call to Arms

    • By: Catherine Rampell
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
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    To all those supposed constitutional conservatives out there, consider this your call to arms: The First Amendment is under direct attack, and this time from a much more powerful foe than misguided college freshmen.By whom I mean: the ostensible leader of the free world.

    "Free-Speech Conservatives, This Is Your Call to Arms" is from the August 16, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Catherine Rampell and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • A Winning Theme for Democrats? Kids.

    • By: Catherine Rampell
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Democrats have been casting about for a winning theme this November. Here’s one suggestion: Kids.

    "A Winning Theme for Democrats? Kids." is from the July 30, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Catherine Rampell and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Balanced-Budget Amendment Is Always Stupid. Right Now, It’s a Joke.

    • By: Catherine Rampell
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    A balanced-budget amendment is pretty much always a stupid idea. But you know when it’s stupidest?When you’ve just blown a multitrillion-dollar hole in the deficit, and also, umm, don’t even really plan to pass a budget.

    "A Balanced-Budget Amendment Is Always Stupid. Right Now, It’s a Joke." is from the January 00, 1900 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Catherine Rampell and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • A ‘Dreamer’ Traveled to Mexico. Now He Can’t Get Home to His Husband.

    • By: Catherine Rampell
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    LOS ANGELES — “Dreamer” Marco Villada Garibay left the country on the U.S. government’s promise of a possible green card. Now he’s trapped in Mexico and might never be allowed to return.

    "A ‘Dreamer’ Traveled to Mexico. Now He Can’t Get Home to His Husband." is from the April 10, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Catherine Rampell and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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