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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • There Will Be More Wedding Cake Cases

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    “Loose lips sink ships” was a World War II slogan warning Americans against inadvertently disclosing important secrets, such as troop ships’ sailing schedules. On Monday, the Supreme Court showed that loose lips can sink cases.

    "There Will Be More Wedding Cake Cases" is from the June 06, 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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    • Battling the Modern American Administrative State

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Battling the Modern American Administrative State" 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Obama’s Foreign Policy Was Error After Error

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Two seemingly unimpressed nations are Russia, which is dismembering a European nation (Ukraine), and China, which is shredding international law by turning the world’s most important waterway, the South China Sea, into militarized Chinese territory.

    "Obama’s Foreign Policy Was Error After Error" is from the January 06, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • America Is About to Get More Law-Abiding

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Repeal of Prohibition in 1933 instantly reduced crime by reducing the number of criminalized activities, including some that millions of Americans considered victimless activities and none of the government’s business. Now, America is going to become more law-abiding, the Supreme Court having said that the federal government cannot prohibit states from legalizing what Americans have been doing anyway with at least 150 billion of their dollars annually. This figure (almost five times the combined revenues of MLB, the NFL, the NBA and the NHL; 14 times the movie industry’s domestic ticket sales) is a guess and might be much less than the actual sum that Americans wager on sports.

    "America Is About to Get More Law-Abiding" is from the May 16, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Trump Is No Longer the Worst Person in Government

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Donald Trump, with his feral cunning, knew. The oleaginous Mike Pence, with his talent for toadyism and appetite for obsequiousness, could, Trump knew, become America’s most repulsive public figure. And Pence, who has reached this pinnacle by dethroning his benefactor, is augmenting the public stock of useful knowledge. Because his is the authentic voice of today’s lickspittle Republican Party, he clarifies this year’s elections: Vote Republican to ratify groveling as governing.

    "Trump Is No Longer the Worst Person in Government" is from the May 09, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Gop’s Justice Reform Opportunity

    • By: George F. Will
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    "The Gop’s Justice Reform Opportunity" is from the October 26, 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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