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    • We Need Agatha Christie in New Hampshire, Not Chris Christie

    • By: Jeet Heer
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The Republican field is supposedly winnowing down after the Iowa caucuses, but it remains far too large heading into Saturday night’s New Hampshire debate and Tuesday’s primary. If we exclude Jim Gilmore, who’s stayed steady in the polls at zero percent, then there are still eight GOP candidates plying their wares in New Hampshire, and possibly seven on stage during the debate. It’s a large enough number to encompass the cast of an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery.

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    • Identity Heft: Why the Politics of Race and Gender Are Dominating the 2016 Election

    • By: Jeet Heer
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Just a year a so ago, the phrase “identity politics” had a musty and arcane air to it, redolent as it was of early 1990s campus battles over issues of gender and racial representation.

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    • Superhero Comics Have a Race Problem. Can Ta-Nehisi Coates Fix It?

    • By: Jeet Heer
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Last May, the Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates interviewed Marvel comics editor Sana Amanat about diversity in superhero comics.

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    • James Comey Is Democrats’ Best Hope for Stopping Trump

    • By: Jeet Heer
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Trump’s willingness to alienate the intelligence community and its allies in the military might seem strange, but it points to something important about his worldview. For all his bluster about making other nations respect America again and fighting terrorism, Trump cares more about domestic security. Here, as elsewhere, he has an “American First” approach—and that’s why he’s been solicitous to police and the FBI, and hostile to the CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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    • The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend

    • By Cynthia on 06-01-18

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    • Stop Making Superhero Movies for Grown-ups

    • By: Jeet Heer
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 7 mins
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    What a genre lost when it stopped targeting kids.

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    • Trump's War on the CIA Has Deep, Right-Wing Roots

    • By: Jeet Heer
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Donald Trump’s biggest fight during his transition to the presidency is with an unusual foe, the Central Intelligence Agency. Responding to a CIA assessment that the Russian government interfered in the U.S. election, Trump’s transition team bluntly dismissed the agency as “the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.” Michael Flynn, Trump’s national security adviser, has long seen the CIA as a biased political enemy.

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    • Cruz and Fiorina's Faux Feminism

    • By: Jeet Heer
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
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    Ted Cruz’s strange gambit of announcing on Wednesday afternoon that Carly Fiorina will be his vice presidential running mate, done while his own bid for the presidential nomination is still a long shot, reeks of desperation. But there’s a certain logic to it. After all, Donald Trump is extremely unpopular with women, including Republican women. And further down the line, Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic nominee.

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    • The New Utopians

    • By: Jeet Heer
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 23 mins
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    Building a better future through science fiction.

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    • Donald Trump Is the Bizzaro Noam Chomsky

    • By: Jeet Heer
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The president shares the left-wing view that America is a brutal imperialist power. But he thinks there's nothing wrong with that.

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    • Utter tripe.

    • By Flagstaff on 08-19-18

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    • The Empire Strikes Back

    • By: Jeet Heer
    • Narrated by: C. James Moore, Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 11 mins
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    The white male revolt that's rattling science fiction.

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    • The Once and Future Trump

    • By: Jeet Heer
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The Republican Party was torn asunder by a populist media personality running a nationalist campaign based on immigration restriction, protectionism, and an anti-internationalist foreign policy. Initially dismissed as a bigoted crank, this upstart presidential candidate managed to humiliate the GOP establishment, led by the Bush family. This is not just a description of the 2016 elections. It also happened in 1992.

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    • Steve Bannon Is Turning Trump Into an Ethno-Nationalist Ideologue

    • By: Jeet Heer
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The top adviser is providing a coherent political philosophy for the president's scattered ideas.

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    • Operation Wetback Revisited

    • By: Jeet Heer
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 9 mins
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    If there is one thing Trump is dead serious about, it’s mass deportation. If he is elected president, our emigration problem will not involve well-to-do liberals leaving voluntarily, but mil-lions of undocumented Americans being forcibly expelled. On multiple occasions, Trump has praised President Dwight Eisenhower’s mass deportation effort - although he’s been careful not to mention its name: Operation Wetback.

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    • Donald Trump Is No Richard Nixon

    • By: Jeet Heer
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 7 mins
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    In a speech in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, Donald Trump took a strong “law and order” line, declaring, “The first civil right is safety.” As Maggie Haberman of The New York Times shrewdly noted, Trump was echoing a 1968 ad where Richard Nixon exploited concern about crime and riots by stating, “The first civil right of every American is to be free from domestic violence.” This wasn’t the first time Trump has mimicked Nixon.

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    • Stress Test

    • By: Jeet Heer
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 18 mins
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    The new political correctness and the way we process trauma.

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    • Muhammad Ali's Greatest Victory Came When He Didn't Fight

    • By: Jeet Heer
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    Muhammad Ali was brutal in the ring. It’s painful to watch his early matches with Sonny Liston, Floyd Patterson, and Ernie Terrell, which seem not at all like contests of equals but exercises in punishment and retribution. Ali regarded these foes as not his boxing rivals so much as traitors to the cause of black freedom. Terrell kept referring to Ali by his birth name, Cassius Clay, an affront to the champion who had shed what he saw as a slave name for one that affirmed his identity as a black Muslim.

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    • Fake News Isn't the Problem

    • By: Jeet Heer
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Just a few days before the election, President Barack Obama and his political director David Simas got into a heated discussion about the proliferation of “fake news” and the way it might be shaping American politics. Obama and Simas talked almost obsessively about an article in BuzzFeed that described how the Macedonian town of Veles had experienced a ‘digital gold rush’ when a small group of young people there published more than a hundred pro-Trump Web sites, with hundreds of thousands of Facebook followers.

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    • Why Donald Trump Can't Stop Praising Vladimir Putin

    • By: Jeet Heer
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    Donald Trump has long shown admiration and respect for Vladimir Putin, saying that the authoritarian Russian president is “doing a great job” in “rebuilding Russia,” and “I think I’d get along very well with Vladimir Putin.” After Putin called Trump a “talented person” last year, he returned the favor: “It is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond.”

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    • The Case for Taking Trump’s Tweets Seriously

    • By: Jeet Heer
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Ignoring the president's Twitter tantrums won't make them go away. His words have real-life consequences, no matter how he delivers them.

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    • Trump’s Call for a Nuclear Arms Race Isn’t a Warning to Putin. It’s an Invitation.

    • By: Jeet Heer
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
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    Nothing has caused more angst during the current transfer of power in Washington than President-elect Donald Trump’s belligerent words about upgrading America’s nuclear capabilities. “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability,” he tweeted on Thursday, “until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.”

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