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    • What Do Working Class White Trump Voters Really Want From Our Health System? Not What You Think.

    • By: Paul Waldman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    As the Republicans set about dismantling the Affordable Care Act, they face a number of dangers, one of which is that they may have overestimated their own supporters’ commitment to their particular free-market version of health care. Most signs are that Donald Trump will sign a bill repealing the ACA, but in the debate over what Republicans will replace it with, a question presents itself: What do working-class Trump supporters really want from our health care system?

    "What Do Working Class White Trump Voters Really Want From Our Health System? Not What You Think." is from the January 05, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Paul Waldman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Republicans Reach Staggering New Heights of Hypocrisy

    • By: Paul Waldman
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 5 mins
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    It’s never all that hard to find examples of politicians in either party being hypocrites, accusing their opponents of things they themselves are guilty of or flipping 180 degrees on supposedly heartfelt positions when it looks to be to their momentary advantage. But the Republicans now taking power in Washington are bringing hypocrisy to spectacular new heights.

    "Republicans Reach Staggering New Heights of Hypocrisy " is from the January 06, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Paul Waldman and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • What Do You Hate Most About the Health System? Republicans Will Make It Worse.

    • By: Paul Waldman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    As they try to stop Republicans from repealing the Affordable Care Act, Democrats have a few central arguments they’re making to explain why repeal would be so catastrophic, none more vivid than the simple fact that Republicans plan to kick somewhere between 20 million and 30 million Americans off their health coverage. This argument has the benefit of being true, and unlike many of the details of health reform, relatively easy to understand.

    "What Do You Hate Most About the Health System? Republicans Will Make It Worse." is from the January 09, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Paul Waldman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How Trump’s Obsession With the Media Endangers His Presidency — and All of Us

    • By: Paul Waldman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Just an average couple of days in the Trump era? Certainly. But it demonstrates something important: We’ve never had a president who was this obsessed with the news media, and that obsession is going to continue to shape his presidency. Cable news in particular seems to be a far more important influence on Trump’s thinking than any intelligence briefing or government economic data. And that means we’d better get used to the chaos of Trump’s first month in office, because it’s going to last for four years.

    "How Trump’s Obsession With the Media Endangers His Presidency — and All of Us" is from the February 20, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Paul Waldman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • This Week Marks the End of the Benghazi 'Scandal'

    • By: Paul Waldman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "This Week Marks the End of the Benghazi 'Scandal'" is from the October 20, 2015 Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by Paul Waldman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Press Effect

    • Politicians, Journalists, and the Stories that Shape the Political World
    • By: Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Paul Waldman
    • Narrated by: Keith Spillette
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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    Was the 2000 presidential campaign merely a contest between Pinocchio and Dumbo? And did Dumbo miraculously turn into Abraham Lincoln after the events of September 11? In fact, Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Paul Waldman argue in The Press Effect, these stereotypes, while containing some elements of the truth, represent the failure of the press and the citizenry to engage the most important part of our political process in a critical fashion.

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    • Being Right Is Not Enough

    • What Progressives Must Learn From Conservative Success
    • By: Paul Waldman
    • Narrated by: Sandra Swafford
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
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    In Being Right Is Not Enough, political analyst Paul Waldman offers Democrats and progressives a clear-eyed, multifaceted strategy for victory in elections, policy debates, and the fundamental battle between progressivism and conservatism. The time has come, he says, for progressives to borrow several pages from the right-wing playbook and beat them at their own game. The book outlines an exhaustive list of things progressives must do, and do soon.

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    • When does it Start

    • By Elton on 06-16-07

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    • Why Democrats Need to Fight Donald Trump from the Moment He Takes Office

    • By: Paul Waldman
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Democrats face a profound question right now: What’s the most effective way to oppose the Trump administration and the Republican Congress? How energetic should their opposition be?

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    • We're Ignoring the Real Gun Problem

    • By: Paul Waldman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "We're Ignoring the Real Gun Problem" is from the December 3, 2015 Ideas and Controversy section of . It was written by Paul Waldman and narrated by Sam Scholls.

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    • The GOP Coup in North Carolina Previews What We’re Going to See Everywhere

    • By: Paul Waldman
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    There’s a kind of coup going on in North Carolina, one that tells us a lot about just how far Republicans are willing to go to hold on to power and undercut Democrats.

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    • The Stalemate over the Supreme Court Could Get Even Worse than You Think

    • By: Paul Waldman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "The Stalemate over the Supreme Court Could Get Even Worse than You Think" is from the Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Paul Waldman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Gaping Hole at the Heart of Hillary Clinton's Campaign

    • By: Paul Waldman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "The Gaping Hole at the Heart of Hillary Clinton's Campaign" is from the Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Paul Waldman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Under Trump, the U.S. Has Abandoned the Last Shred of Balance on Israel

    • By: Paul Waldman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Today marks the moment when the policy of the United States government toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict lost all complexity, all ambiguity and all nuance.

    "Under Trump, the U.S. Has Abandoned the Last Shred of Balance on Israel" is from the May 14, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Paul Waldman and narrated by Sam Scholl.    

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    • Donald Trump Has Assembled the Worst Cabinet in American History

    • By: Paul Waldman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Any time a new administration comes into office, there will be some complaining about the new president’s cabinet picks. But we’re seeing something extraordinary happening now. Donald Trump’s cabinet brings with it a combination of ethical problems, inexperience, hostility to the missions of the departments its members are being called to lead, and plain old ignorance that is simply unprecedented.

    "Donald Trump Has Assembled the Worst Cabinet in American History" is from the January 19, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Paul Waldman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Republicans Suddenly Realize Burning Down the Health-Care System Might Not Be a Great Idea

    • By: Paul Waldman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is not going well, in large part because it turns out that making sweeping changes to a system that encompasses one-sixth of the American economy turns out to be rather more complicated than they imagined. Their backtracking has an interesting character to it, in particular how they’ve been gobsmacked by the transition from shaking their fists at the system to being responsible for it.

    "Republicans Suddenly Realize Burning Down the Health-Care System Might Not Be a Great Idea" is from the February 22, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Paul Waldman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • In Donald Trump’s Washington, Corruption Will Be Utterly Shameless

    • By: Paul Waldman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    In ordinary circumstances, an incoming administration is sensitive to political controversies that might distract it or derail its agenda. Once one emerges, everyone is on notice to be careful about keeping the controversy from turning into an outright scandal. You certainly don’t want to repeat the same behavior that drew negative attention in the first place. The only question is how to make the controversy go away as quickly and quietly as possible.

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    • Roe v. Wade May Be Doomed. Dark Days Are Ahead for Reproductive Rights.

    • By: Paul Waldman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    No issue will be more volatile than abortion, which raises the inevitable question: Is Roe v. Wade doomed?

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    • Donald Trump May Have Just Destroyed the Republican Effort to Repeal Obamacare

    • By: Paul Waldman
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    As he has developed a replacement package, Trump said he has paid attention to critics who say that repealing Obamacare would put coverage at risk for more than 20 million Americans covered under the law’s insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion.

    "Donald Trump May Have Just Destroyed the Republican Effort to Repeal Obamacare " is from the January 16, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Paul Waldman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump’s Latest Conduct Shows He’ll Make Our Divisions a Lot Worse

    • By: Paul Waldman
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 5 mins
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    There may never in American history have been a president who tried harder to unify the country, and got as little credit for it from his opponents, as Barack Obama.

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    • If You Voted for Trump Because He's 'Anti-Establishment,' Guess What: You Got Conned

    • By: Paul Waldman
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The greatest trick Donald Trump pulled was convincing voters he’d be “anti-establishment.” Well, maybe not the greatest trick. But in a campaign full of cons, it has to rank close to the top. This was near the heart of Trump’s appeal to the disaffected and disempowered: Send me to Washington, and that “establishment” you’ve been hearing so much about? We’ll blow it up, send it packing, punch it right in the face, and when it’s over the government will finally be working for you again.

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