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#58: Just Another Sad Love Song

Why Oh Why

It turns out that any app can be a dating app if you use it enough

48 Min

Dec 17, 2017

Working LGBTQ: How Does Sci-Fi Author Samuel Delany Work?

Slate Magazine Daily Feed

Jacob sits down with science fiction author Samuel Delany, author of Trouble on Triton, Babel-17, Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders, and many more fiction and non-fiction books.

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Dec 17, 2017

129. Fatih Akin (film director) – This Blood-Drenched Earth

Think Again – a Big Think Podcast

Fatih Akin has first-hand experience of strong cultural cross-winds. Ethnically Turkish and raised in Germany, he has made many films dealing with sudden dislocation and how people respond to it.

43 Min

Dec 16, 2017

Slate Money: May the Fox Be With You Edition

Slate Magazine Daily Feed

Slate Money on Disney acquiring Fox, Apple acquiring Shazam, and bitcoin futures

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Dec 16, 2017

The Crown Recap : Season 2, Episode 2 : A Company of Men

The Recappery

Our coverage of the Netflix series The Crown. In this episode, Queen Elizabeth and Philip deal with the distances between them, Prime Minister Eden experiences the results of his failed war, and everyone grapples with the concept of the word "family".

77 Min

Dec 16, 2017

Trumpcast: All The President's Accusers

Slate Magazine Daily Feed

Virginia Heffernan is joined by Dahlia Lithwick and Jacob Weisberg to discuss all the sexual misconduct accusations against the President and what can be done about them.

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Dec 15, 2017

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Dec 15, 2017
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The comedian’s latest roast takes the conversation around immigration down to the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Dec 15, 2017
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The comedian’s latest roast takes the conversation around immigration down to the U.S.-Mexico border.

56 min
Dec 15, 2017
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A spoiler-filled review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Dec 15, 2017
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A spoiler-filled review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Dec 15, 2017
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A spoiler-filled review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Dec 15, 2017
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Josh Voorhees with the rundown: Marco Rubio gets want he wants, a Trump nominee gets humiliated, and Oxford Dictionaries gets creative—maybe a little too creative.

23 min
Dec 15, 2017
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Kim Strassel, Kate Bachelder and Paul Gigot on the final tax reform bill.

50 min
Dec 15, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Brian, Joanne, and Nathan discuss some of America’s many homegrown culinary traditions and what the food we eat says about American identity.

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Dec 15, 2017
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June Thomas on Scenes of Workplace Sexual Harassment: From “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” to “The Office”

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Dec 15, 2017
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On criticisms of the show and being a woman of color in a writers’ room.

57 min
Dec 15, 2017
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On criticisms of the show and being a woman of color in a writers’ room.

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Dec 14, 2017
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How Chris Hurst became one of Virginia’s newest state representatives, with some indirect help from a petting zoo.

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Dec 14, 2017
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How Chris Hurst became one of Virginia’s newest state representatives, with some indirect help from a petting zoo.

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Dec 14, 2017
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Walter Shaub about the Office of Government Ethics, principled governance, and what it's like to run a federal agency.

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Dec 14, 2017
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David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss Democrat Doug Jones’s win in Alabama, the current state of the tax bill and the transgressions of men in the headlines.

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Dec 14, 2017
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What do we mean by creativity? How can we encourage it and measure it? From imaginary friends to jazz musicians in fMRI machines, we explore the creative brain.

19 min
Dec 14, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Rex Tillerson's remarks and Chinese interference in Australian politics.

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Dec 14, 2017
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Josh Voorhees with the rundown: Blake Farenthold’s long goodbye, Trump’s fragile ego, and Joe Biden Joe Bidens on The View.

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Dec 14, 2017
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss Periscope's problem with online predators with Slate's April Glaser, Rebecca's big news, Carvell's creeping fail, and Gabe's three kiss accident in "Triumphs and Fails" and "Recommendations".

47 min
Dec 14, 2017
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Dec 14, 2017
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The Stalin biographer on the secret to understanding the mind of an autocrat.

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Dec 14, 2017
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The DoubleX Gabfest on the party of purity, Slack, and “Cat Person."

32 min
Dec 13, 2017
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The Stalin biographer on the secret to understanding the mind of an autocrat.

57 min
Dec 14, 2017
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The DoubleX Gabfest on the party of purity, Slack, and “Cat Person."

75 min
Dec 13, 2017
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Ringing in Hanukkah with Jordana Horn Gordon and Reza Aslan

27 min
Dec 14, 2017
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Senator Tammy Duckworth lost her legs to an Iraqi rocket, but doesn't regret going to war.

34 min
Dec 14, 2017
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This week the ladies live by The Little Book of Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah)

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Dec 13, 2017
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The Alabama election, as much of an upset as it was, restored a sense of normalcy in politics.

24 min
Dec 13, 2017
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The Alabama election, as much of an upset as it was, restored a sense of normalcy in politics.

26 min
Dec 13, 2017
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The creators of The Expanse novels and TV show discuss why a future war between human colonies across the solar system feels relevant to our politics now.

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Dec 13, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop travels back to August 3, 1981 when 12,000 air traffic controllers walked off their jobs.

31 min
Dec 13, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop travels back to August 3, 1981 when 12,000 air traffic controllers walked off their jobs.

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Dec 13, 2017
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Will the end of net neutrality be the start of an Internet ice age?

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Dec 13, 2017
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Josh Voorhees with the rundown: Omarosa’s out at the White House; Newtown looks back five years later; and Doug Jones nails his exit at his victory rally.

26 min
Dec 13, 2017
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The Democratic Senate victory in Alabama and what it means for tax reform and 2018.

57 min
Dec 13, 2017
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Julia Turner, Steven Metcalf, and Dana Stevens discuss the new film I, Tonya, Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with Slate's Willa Paskin, and The New Yorker's short story Cat Person.

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Dec 13, 2017
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Julia Turner, Steven Metcalf, and Dana Stevens discuss the new film I, Tonya, Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with Slate's Willa Paskin, and The New Yorker's short story Cat Person.

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Dec 12, 2017
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Don’t blame a Roy Moore win on low black turnout.

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Dec 12, 2017
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Don’t blame a Roy Moore win on low black turnout.

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Dec 12, 2017
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Josh Voorhees explains Trump’s morning tirade against Kirsten Gillibrand, shares an emotional interview in Alabama, and tells you about an unidentified object that is currently in the midst of an interstellar drive-by of our solar system.

23 min
Dec 12, 2017
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Kirsten Gillibrand vs. Trump on sexual harassment, and a second special counsel on Russia?

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Dec 12, 2017
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Dear Prudence: The "Schrödinger's Stolen Cat" Edition

48 min
Dec 12, 2017
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Dear Prudence: The "Schrödinger's Stolen Cat" Edition

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Dec 12, 2017
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Biblical scholar Mark Ward discusses his forthcoming book, Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible.

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Dec 12, 2017
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Why did it take so long for people to care about Watergate?

28 min
Dec 12, 2017
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Since childhood Judith has seen ghosts all around her, even danced with them... so does this mean she is "nuts"?

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Dec 11, 2017
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The downside of progress is that someone has to lose. Where does all that energy go? In Alabama, a lot of it is going to Roy Moore.

25 min
Dec 11, 2017
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The downside of progress is that someone has to lose. Where does all that energy go? In Alabama, a lot of it is going to Roy Moore.

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Dec 11, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg chats with The Washington Post's Erik Wemple about Trump's most recent round of attacks on the press and about the reporting errors over the last week on the Russia investigation.

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Dec 11, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Warren Cromartie and the Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh to discuss Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton; David Epstein joins to assess Russia’s Olympics ban; and Daniel Libit talks about his muckraking site NM Fishbowl.

12 min
Dec 11, 2017
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Once upon a time, Santa was a bachelor. But over the years, the folklore included his wife, a beloved character of modern Christmas.

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Dec 11, 2017
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Josh Voorhees tries out a new format today: He has the latest on sexual misconduct accusation against Donald Trump, tells you about some wildly different Senate polls in Alabama, and points you to a new short story that has the Internet talking.

22 min
Dec 11, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on a NYC terror attempt, Brexit progress and European anti-semitism.

55 min
Dec 11, 2017
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When Nick's grandfather died in 1994, something bizarre happened: his aunt Susan stole the body and hid it.

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Dec 9, 2017
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Jacob sits down with Dr. Jess Ting, a plastic surgeon who specializes in transgender surgery at Mt. Sinai hospital in New York City.

43 min
Dec 10, 2017
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Jacob sits down with Dr. Jess Ting, a plastic surgeon who specializes in transgender surgery at Mt. Sinai hospital in New York City.

27 min
Dec 9, 2017
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Our man in Birmingham explains how Roy Moore went from political pariah to anti-establishment champion.

57 min
Dec 9, 2017
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100,000 years of human history and young adulthood is still getting weirder. Noël Wells on art, power, and our super dark times.

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Dec 8, 2017
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Slate Money on the United States, Brexit, and Venezuelan cryptocurrency

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Dec 8, 2017
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Josh Voorhees with the latest on Roy Moore and his accuser’s yearbook, and on Rep. Trent Franks and his curious story of surrogacy in the workplace.

25 min
Dec 8, 2017
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Kim Strassel, Bill McGurn and Paul Gigot on Al Franken and Roy Moore, and the accelerating U.S. economy.

78 min
Dec 8, 2017
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Queen Elizabeth and Philip grow further apart and Prime Minister Antony Eden creates a crisis in Egypt.

42 min
Dec 8, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, we're featuring "Man of the People" an episode from the podcast "Reply All" that first aired January 19, 2017.

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Dec 8, 2017
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Geoffrey Skelley – associate editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics. The two discuss the upcoming Alabama senate race.

37 min
Dec 8, 2017
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Let's give casual sex and dating some serious consideration

54 min
Dec 8, 2017
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On stepping behind the camera for the first time with, Lady Bird.

56 min
Dec 8, 2017
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Food writer Mark Bittman and 'By the Book' host Kristen Meinzer

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Dec 7, 2017
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Dahlia Lithwick says Democrats are stuck in a downward spiral of doing the honorable thing and hoping Republicans will meet them halfway.

23 min
Dec 7, 2017
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Dahlia Lithwick says Democrats are stuck in a downward spiral of doing the honorable thing and hoping Republicans will meet them halfway.

33 min
Dec 7, 2017
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In the late sixties, a soap factory in suburban Illinois discovered one of its outflow pipes had been intentionally clogged by an industrial saboteur. Does environmental damage ever demand radical action? And when does environmental protest cross the l...

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Dec 7, 2017
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David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss why Roy Moore appears to be surviving the allegations against him, the wedding cake case in front of the Supreme Court, and President Trump's impact on Middle East peace.

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Dec 7, 2017
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NYT Theater critic Jesse Green and playwright Paul Rudnick on groundbreaking gay theater.

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Dec 7, 2017
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Josh Voorhees with the rundown: a defiant Sen. Franken takes a few parting shots as he heads for the exits; speculation about Franken’s replacement begins in earnest; and the House passes an NRA dream bill.

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Dec 7, 2017
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The panel discuss dealing with estranged parents and how to introduce them to your kids, whether following the rules too much is bad for kids, and the joy and sorrow of holiday traditions. Plus Triumphs and Fails and recommendations.

26 min
Dec 7, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Doug Feith on recognizing Jerusalem and Israeli missile strikes in Syria.

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Dec 7, 2017
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The MSNBC host and author on how the 1968 election changed American politics forever.

33 min
Dec 6, 2017
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The MSNBC host and author on how the 1968 election changed American politics forever.

13 min
Dec 7, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen talk about the new theme song and answer listener mail about Bored and Brilliant.

28 min
Dec 6, 2017
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When the Taliban ambushed Chantelle Taylor she killed an attacker... and entered the history books.

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Dec 6, 2017
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Senate Democrats are clambering up to secure the moral high ground.

26 min
Dec 6, 2017
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Senate Democrats are clambering up to secure the moral high ground.

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Dec 6, 2017
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Ellen Pao Knows Who Will Fix Sexism In Silicon Valley

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Dec 6, 2017
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Josh Voorhees with the rundown: Is Al Franken on the way out? Did Senate Republicans make a fatal error in writing their tax bill? And how does Roy Moore fit into all this?

18 min
Dec 6, 2017
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Bill McGurn and Kim Strassel on the clash between Congress and the FBI.

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Dec 6, 2017
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The Elephant Curve and Global Wealth Inequality