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    • Why Does Alex Acosta Still Have a Job?

    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
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    It is the perverse good fortune of Alexander Acosta, Donald Trump’s secretary of labor, to be part of an administration so spectacularly corrupt that it’s simply impossible to give all its scandals the attention they deserve.

    "Why Does Alex Acosta Still Have a Job?" is from the December 03, 2018 Op-Ed section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Goldberg and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • The Resistance Strikes Back

    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    In April 2017, progressives across America turned toward Georgia’s 6th District for the race to fill the House seat vacated by Tom Price, who’d become President Donald Trump’s (short-lived) secretary of health and human services. That affluent, highly educated district in Atlanta’s northern suburbs had been solidly Republican for decades; Newt Gingrich had held it for 20 years, and Price won his 2016 election by more than 23 percentage points. But Trump had prevailed there only narrowly, and Democrats dreamed of using the special election to rebuke him.

    "The Resistance Strikes Back" is from the November 10, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Goldberg and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Debt-Shaming of Stacey Abrams

    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
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    The campaign for governor of Georgia is a supersaturated microcosm of American politics right now, offering the starkest possible choice between irreconcilable visions of the country’s future.

    "The Debt-Shaming of Stacey Abrams" is from the August 17, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Goldberg and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Corker Told the Truth About Trump. Now He Should Act on It.

    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
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    Over the past few months, the country has been in a foul sort of trance. Among people who work in politics, Republicans as well as Democrats, it is conventional wisdom that President Donald Trump is staggeringly ill-informed, erratic, reckless and dishonest. (He also might be compromised by a hostile foreign power.) But it’s also conventional wisdom that with few exceptions, Republicans in Congress are not going to stand up to him. America’s nuclear arsenal is in the hands of a senescent Twitter troll, but those with political power have refused to treat this fact as a national emergency. Thus, even though a majority of Americans consider the president unfit for office, a fatalistic sense of stasis has set in.

    "Corker Told the Truth About Trump. Now He Should Act on It." is from the October 10, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Goldberg and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Plot Against America

    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    On Monday morning, after the United States learned that Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and Manafort’s lobbying partner, Rick Gates, had been indicted and turned themselves in to federal authorities, the president tried to distance himself from the unfolding scandal. “Sorry, but this is years ago, before Paul Manafort was part of the Trump campaign,” the president wrote in one tweet. A few minutes later, he added, in another, “Also, there is NO COLLUSION!”

    "The Plot Against America" is from the October 30, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Goldberg and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Tyranny of the Minority

    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Since Donald Trump’s cataclysmic election, the unthinkable has become ordinary. We’ve grown used to naked profiteering off the presidency, an administration that calls for the firing of private citizens for political dissent and nuclear diplomacy conducted via Twitter taunts. Here, in my debut as a New York Times columnist, I want to discuss a structural problem that both underlies and transcends our current political nightmare: We have entered a period of minority rule.

    "Tyranny of the Minority" is from the September 25, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Goldberg and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Millennial Socialists Are Coming

    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 10 mins
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    In May, three young progressive women running for the state Legislature in Pennsylvania, each endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America, won decisive primary victories over men heavily favored by the political establishment. Two of the women, Summer Lee, 30, and Sara Innamorato, 32, ousted incumbents, distant cousins Dom Costa and Paul Costa, members of an iconic Pennsylvania political family.

    "The Millennial Socialists Are Coming" is from the June 30, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Goldberg and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Donald Trump, the Religious Right’s Trojan Horse

    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Once Trump seized the Republican nomination, religious conservatives realized that their only path to federal influence lay in a bargain with this profane, thrice-married Manhattan sybarite. So they got in line, ultimately proving to be Trump’s most loyal backers.

    "Donald Trump, the Religious Right’s Trojan Horse" is from the January 27, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Goldberg and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Why Is This Hate Different From All Other Hate?

    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 11 mins
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    On March 23, a Jewish teenager was arrested in Israel, accused of being behind the wave of bomb threats that had terrorized Jewish organizations since President Donald Trump’s election. For people alarmed about the uptick in religious and ethnic bigotry in the Trump era, this was a shock.

    "Why Is This Hate Different From All Other Hate?" is from the April 01, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Goldberg and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Don’t Believe the Liberal FBI

    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 9 mins
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    In the 1960s and 1970s, the American right set about undermining trust in the mainstream media, which it saw as dangerously infected with liberal assumptions. Later, in debates over evolution and the environment, some on the right attacked the validity of modern science.

    "Don’t Believe the Liberal FBI" is from the February 01, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Goldberg and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • How the Online Left Fuels the Right

    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 7 mins
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    I think I know what it feels like to be “red-pilled,” the alt-right’s preferred metaphor for losing one’s faith in received assumptions and turning toward ideas that once seemed dangerous.

    "How the Online Left Fuels the Right" is from the May 10, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Goldberg and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Franken Is Leaving and Trump Is Still Here

    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 6 mins
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    While Franken is on his way out of the Senate, Roy Moore, R-Ala., may be on his way in. Moore stands credibly accused of molesting a 14-year-old whom he picked up outside her mother’s custody hearing and of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old after offering her a ride home from her waitressing job. Nevertheless, Moore has President Donald Trump’s endorsement. The Republican National Committee, which pulled financial support for Moore in November, has restored it. Recent polls show him leading in the special election set for Tuesday.

    "Franken Is Leaving and Trump Is Still Here" is from the December 08, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Goldberg and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Save the Phony Weinstein Outrage, Republicans

    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Say this for Donald Trump: When it comes to sex, he’s less of a hypocrite than Harvey Weinstein. Until Weinstein’s abrupt downfall amid proliferating accusations of sexual assault and harassment, he posed as a backer of women’s rights. He made films with substantive female leads (82-year-old Judi Dench joked that she’d tattooed his name on her butt in gratitude), donated money to politicians supporting feminist policies and contributed to endow a chair at Rutgers University honoring Gloria Steinem. He even attended the Women’s March at Sundance. Yet privately, he appears to have been a sexist ogre, using his power to exploit and humiliate women. After the truth about his conduct was widely revealed, he was cast out of his professional community and rendered a pariah.

    "Save the Phony Weinstein Outrage, Republicans" is from the October 16, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Goldberg and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Schumer Sells Out the Resistance

    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
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    This weekend, more than 1 million people took to the streets nationwide for the anniversary of the Women’s March. Though not nearly as big as the protests a year ago, it was still a larger public manifestation than anything the Tea Party ever managed. And though the demonstration was meant as a rebuke to Donald Trump, one central demand was that Congress stand up for the young unauthorized immigrants known as Dreamers, who were brought to the country as children. They now face deportation because Trump has moved to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program protecting them.

    "Schumer Sells Out the Resistance" is from the January 22, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Goldberg and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Franken Should Go

    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
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    Before Thursday, I’d hoped Franken would run for president in 2020. A hugely gifted communicator with entertainment chops, he seemed well suited to take on Donald Trump, assuming the demagogic showman seeks re-election. A decade ago, when Franken first considered running for Senate, I spent a few days trailing him around Minnesota and found him serious, earnest and decent.

    "Franken Should Go" is from the November 16, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Goldberg and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Anniversary of the Apocalypse

    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    In the terror-struck and vertiginous days after Donald Trump’s election a year ago, as I tried to make sense of America’s new reality, I called people who lived, or had lived, under authoritarianism to ask what to expect. I wasn’t looking for concrete predictions — one of the disorienting things about that moment was that no one, no matter how learned, had any idea what was happening — but for insights into how the texture of life changes when an autocratic demagogue is in charge.

    "Anniversary of the Apocalypse" is from the November 06, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Goldberg and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Women Might Save America Yet

    • By: Michelle Goldberg
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    Erin Gabriel was already pretty busy before Donald Trump was elected president. All three of her children are autistic, and her youngest, an 8-year-old girl named Abby, is also deaf, blind and nonverbal, and suffers from seizures. “She has like 17 specialists,” Gabriel, 39, told me. “She does multiple therapies every week.” Gabriel’s husband is a pilot, and until a few years ago he had a job that took him away from home as many as 20 days a month.

    "Women Might Save America Yet" is from the July 02, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Goldberg and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • The Goddess Pose

    • The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West
    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
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    Born into the minor aristocracy (as Eugenia Peterson), Devi grew up in the midst of one of the most turbulent times in human history. Forced to flee the Russian Revolution as a teenager, she joined a famous Berlin cabaret troupe, dove into the vibrant prewar spiritualist movement, and, at a time when it was nearly unthinkable for a young European woman to travel alone, followed the charismatic theosophical leader Jiddu Krishnamurti to India.

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    • The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West
    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 10-20-15
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    • Trump Is Compromised by Russia

    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 7 mins
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    One of the chief questions in the Trump-Russia scandal has been whether Vladimir Putin has leverage over the president of the United States, and, if so, what that leverage looks like. The significance of the fabled “pee tape,” after all, is not that it would reveal Donald Trump to be a pervert bent on defiling the place where Barack Obama slept. 

    Rather, the tape matters because, if real, it would show the president to be vulnerable to Russian blackmail."Trump Is Compromised by Russia" is from the November 30, 2018 Op-Ed section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Goldberg and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • A Cure for Political Despair

    • By: Michelle Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
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    This week, a friend texted me, “I feel a panic that won’t stop.” I didn’t have to ask what she meant; we are, after all, less than three weeks from the midterms. “#MeToo,” I replied.

    "A Cure for Political Despair" is from the October 19, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Goldberg and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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