2016 Distilled

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  • 2016 Distilled
    Mike Blake / Reuters

    Rush Limbaugh's Ultimate Betrayal of His Audience

    The talk-radio host claims that he never took Donald Trump seriously on immigration. He neglected to tell his immigration obsessed listeners.

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  • Brittany Greeson / Reuters

    How Trigger Warnings Silence Religious Students

    Practices meant to protect marginalized communities can also ostracize those who disagree with them.

  • Wilfredo Lee / AP

    How the Political Revolution Failed Tim Canova

    Bernie Sanders never showed up, and former staffers at Our Revolution believe the organization's 501(c)(4) status hurt Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s primary challenger.

  • Next America: Criminal Justice
    Jim Young / Reuters

    Why Aren’t U.S. Police Departments Recruiting More Women?

    This simple tactic for reducing violent incidents with officers, addressing sexual assault, and more is rarely used in America.

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    Richard Drew / AP

    The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: RNC Going for Inbox Zero

    The Republican National Committee has asked the Clinton Foundation to release its email exchanges with the U.S. State Department.

  • John Minchillo / AP

    Addicted to Making Campaign Contributions?

    Bernie Sanders asked donors to give, and his most loyal donors dug deep each time—giving more than some could afford, or the law allowed.

  • Trump Time Capsule #91: Debate Camp

    A new story in the NYT says this about Donald Trump’s debate preparations: He has been especially…

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    Raad Adayleh / AP

    The U.S. Accepts 10,000th Syrian Refugee This Year

    The Obama administration said it has reached its goal of taking in thousands of refugees from war-torn Syria one month ahead of schedule.

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  • Accountability for Trump

    Seventy days (plus a few hours) until the election, with something like the “real” campaign beginning, these thoughts arrive from…

  • 2016 Distilled
    Carlo Allegri / Reuters

    There's Simply No Equivalence

    Hillary Clinton has her problems, but Donald Trump is unfit for the presidency.

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    Carlo Allegri / Reuters

    Could Any Speech on Illegal Immigration Help Trump?

    The Republican candidate has promised to address the subject Wednesday in Arizona, where he expects a huge crowd. What he’ll tell them is a mystery.

  • Business
    Paul Morigi / Getty

    Charitable Judgment

    Americans are quick to ask if candidates are giving enough to philanthropic causes. But they hesitate to judge whether the money is being put to good use.

  • Mary Altaffer / AP

    Can Trump Afford to Betray Anti-Immigrant Voters?

    Republicans who supported deportation gave the Republican presidential nominee his margin of victory in most key primary contests.

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    Carlo Allegri / Reuters

    Trump's Immigration Policy Trap

    In the primaries, he avoided policy debates by promising to build a wall—but the general election is forcing him into specifics.

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    Lucas Jackson / Reuters

    In an Unusual Election Year, Should Third Parties Be Allowed To Debate?

    The first contest is weeks away, and Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are still pushing to be included.

  • Shannon Stapleton / Reuters

    Choosing to Stay in the Mormon Church Despite Its Racist Legacy

    One black woman tries to reconcile her faith with the institution’s history of discrimination.

  • Criminal Justice
    Joshua Lott / Reuters

    Is It Morally Acceptable to Love Machine Guns?

    Every year, hundreds of people attend the Oklahoma Full Auto Shoot, cultivating a love for assault weapons in an era of mass violence.

  • Trump Time Capsule #90: The Death of Nykea Aldridge

    When news broke about the horrific mass shooting in Orlando ten weeks ago, Donald Trump’s first reaction, as noted in…

  • Trump Time Capsule #89: The Medical Report

    Every few entries in this series, I have mentioned that Donald Trump has departed from past norms by refusing to…

  • Brian Snyder / Reuters

    The Rise of the American 'Others'

    An increasing number of respondents are checking “Some Other Race” on U.S. Census forms, forcing officials to rethink current racial categories.

  • 2016 State and Local Elections
    Gerry Broome / AP

    A Federal Judge's Ruling Against North Carolina's HB2

    Thomas Schroeder temporarily barred the University of North Carolina from enforcing the state’s “bathroom bill,” finding that the law likely violates the Civil Rights Act.