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Newt Gingrich Is the Perfect Trump Running Mate

Why Donald should pick the former speaker of the House.

Why Trump Is Attacking a Popular, Hispanic, Female Republican Governor 

In a Remarkable Decision, a Federal Judge Lays Out All the Ways Our Justice System Hurts Ex-Cons

Russell Westbrook, the Most Volatile Great Player in NBA History

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“What’s Going on Is Tied Deeply to Race”

A conversation with Jamelle Bouie and Jelani Cobb on Obama, Trump, and the American voter.


Beware the Medical Beach Read

It won’t give you nuanced science. But books of depth can—and Gluten Exposed is one of them.

Race and the Obama Presidency: A Conversation With Jamelle Bouie and Jelani Cobb

Gluten Exposed Is a Nuanced Take on Nutritional Science. So People Probably Won’t Read It.

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