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    • The Game Has Changed

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    As tensions between the press and the president-elect continue to mount, a look at why some news outlets chose to publish a salacious but unverified...

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    • Vladimir Putin Is Bringing Back the 1930s

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Vladimir Putin’s serial humiliations of America’s bewildered secretary of state regarding Syria indicate Putin’s determination to destabilize the world. Here is an even more ominous indication of events moving his way: On just one day last week, Italian ships plucked 6,055 migrants from the Mediterranean.

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    • Progressives’ Anti-free Speech Itch

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Progressives’ Anti-free Speech Itch" is from the Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How Entangled with Russia Is Trump?

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "How Entangled with Russia Is Trump?" is from the July 29, 2016 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • The Electoral College Is an Excellent System

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Political mildness is scarce nowadays, so it has been pleasantly surprising that post-election denunciations of the electoral college have been tepid. This, even though the winner of the presidential election lost the popular vote by perhaps 2.8 million votes, more than five times the 537,179 votes by which Al Gore outpolled George W. Bush in 2000.

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    • A Nice Little Place on the North Side

    • Wrigley Field at One Hundred
    • By: George Will
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
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    In A Nice Little Place on the North Side, leading columnist George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs and their often beatified home, Wrigley Field, as it turns one hundred years old. Baseball, Will argues, is full of metaphors for life, religion, and happiness, and Wrigley is considered one of its sacred spaces. But what is its true, hyperbole-free history?

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    • It's EEE-lia, not Ah-LEE-ah

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    • What Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Understand about Economic Equality

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "What Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Understand about Economic Equality" is from the October 19, 2015 Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • America’s Utterly Predictable Tsunami of Pension Problems

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Nowadays, America’s most persistent public dishonesties are the wildly optimistic but politically convenient expectations for returns on pension fund investments. Last year, when Illinois reduced its expected return on its teachers’ retirement fund from 7.5 percent to 7 percent, this meant a $400 million to $500 million addition to the taxes needed annually for the fund. And expecting 7 percent is probably imprudent.

    "America’s Utterly Predictable Tsunami of Pension Problems" is from the February 22, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • American Higher Education is a House Divided

    • By: George F Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "American Higher Education is a House Divided" is from the Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Supreme Court Was America’s Least Damaged Institution — Until Now

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The current era of scorched-earth politics began five years after there was, according to Christine Blasey Ford, in 1982, an alcohol-soaked party in a suburban Washington home. There, her 15-year-old self was, she says, assaulted by 17-year-old Brett M. Kavanaugh, who categorically denies this accusation.

    "The Supreme Court Was America’s Least Damaged Institution — Until Now" is from the September 21, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Yogi Berra, an American Story

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Yogi Berra, an American Story" is from the September 24, 2015 Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Intellectual Diversity We Need

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Encouraging developments are as welcome as they are rare in colleges and universities that cultivate diversity in everything but thought. Fortunately, state legislatures, alumni and philanthropists are planting little academic platoons that will make campuses less intellectually monochromatic. One such, just launched, is Arizona State University’s School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership.

    "The Intellectual Diversity We Need" is from the March 10, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Real down Syndrome Problem: Accepting Genocide

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Iceland must be pleased that it is close to success in its program of genocide, but before congratulating that nation on its final solution to the Down syndrome problem, perhaps it might answer a question: What is this problem? To help understand why some people might ask this question, meet two children. One is Agusta, age 8, a citizen of Iceland. The other is Lucas, age 1, an American citizen in Dalton, Ga., who recently was selected to be 2018 “Spokesbaby” for the Gerber baby food company. They are two examples of the problem.

    "The Real down Syndrome Problem: Accepting Genocide" is from the March 14, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Republicans Should Ask Brett Kavanaugh These Questions

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Regarding the Supreme Court nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh, Senate Democrats have a Leninist aversion to argument.

    "Republicans Should Ask Brett Kavanaugh These Questions" is from the August 29, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Donald Trump's Rise Reflects American Conservatism's Decay

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Looking on the bright side, perhaps this election can teach conservatives to look on the dark side. They need a talent for pessimism, recognizing the signs that whatever remains of American exceptionalism does not immunize this nation from decay, to which all regimes are susceptible.

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    • America's Higher Education Brought Low

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "America's Higher Education Brought Low" is from the Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Goodbye to 2015, a Year of Absurdity and Overreach

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Goodbye to 2015, a Year of Absurdity and Overreach" is from the Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • There’s No Good Reason to Stop Felons from Voting

    • By: George F. Will
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    • Length: 5 mins
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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.The bumpy path of Desmond Meade’s life meandered to its current interesting point. He is a graduate of Florida International University law school but cannot vote in his home state because his path went through prison: He committed nonviolent felonies concerning drugs and other matters during the 10 years he was essentially homeless. And Florida is one of 11 states that effectively disqualify felons permanently.

    "There’s No Good Reason to Stop Felons from Voting" is from the April 06, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • If Trump Wins the Nomination, Prepare for the End of the Conservative Party

    • By: George F Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "If Trump Wins the Nomination, Prepare for the End of the Conservative Party" is from the Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Donald Trump Is the GOP's Chemotherapy

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    What did Donald Trump have left to lose Sunday night? His dignity? Please. His campaign’s theme? His Cleveland convention was a mini-Nuremberg rally for Republicans whose three-word recipe for making America great again was the shriek “Lock her up!”

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