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Truly, Madly, Literally, in the Slate Plus Digest

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Jan. 27 2017 7:42 PM
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Truly, Madly, Literally

The Slate Plus Digest for Jan. 27.

Moon over an arid landscape, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA.
Moon over an arid landscape, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

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It won’t post until later this evening, but you should be sure to check out tonight’s episode of Trumpcast. The episode will feature a recording of “Not the New Normal: How the Media Should Cover the Trump Presidency,” a panel discussion between Slate Group chief Jacob Weisberg, New Yorker editor David Remnick, new Huffington Post editor Lydia Polgreen, and Univision Digital editor Borja Echevarría. It was pretty bracing.

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From Slate

Not From Slate

  • Slatester Michelle Goldberg points out that Donald Trump—“this profane, thrice-married Manhattan sybarite”—has repaid his Christian conservative backers by appointing “a near-theocratic administration.”
  • Adam Gopnik on rereading 1984: “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”
  • I slept on this because I didn’t think I wanted to read about letters to the president but that turned out to be a mistake and the piece is about, as they say, so much more.
  • It is in fact time for some game theory, and Brian Beutler’s analysis of the suicide pact between Trump and the GOP is pretty convincing.

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