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Week In Politics: The Democratic National Convention

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the political news of the week.
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Is Trump's Call For 'Law And Order' A Coded Racial Message?

Donald Trump's promise to be the "law-and-order" candidate revived a slogan often associated with Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign. Linguist Geoff Nunberg discusses the term's racial underpinings
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Convention Speeches Soar, Raise A Question: Can Clinton Connect With Ordinary People?

Never known as a big-venue speaker, Hillary Clinton will face a make-or-break moment Thursday night with multiple pitfalls, varying objectives and a variety of critical audiences.
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TV Actors Make Big Money, So Why Grumble Over NFL Salaries?

Think NFL players' multimillion-dollar salaries are outrageous? ESPN's Pablo Torre says given the big TV dollars the NFL rakes in, players' incomes should really be compared to Hollywood paychecks.
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Should Doctors Game The Transplant Wait List To Help Their Patients?

A transplant surgeon knows how to game the system to get his patients bumped up the list for a heart transplant by giving them care they don't need. Is that being a good doctor — or a moral failure?
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'America First,' Invoked By Trump, Has A Complicated History

NPR's Scott Simon looks back at the history of the slogan, "America First," which goes back to the 1940s, and has both bipartisan and anti-Semitic roots.
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Week In Politics: Republican National Convention

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the Republican National Convention, the vice presidential picks and other political news of the week.
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Trump Cited My Work In His Speech — But He Missed The Point

Donald Trump talked about how "the system is rigged against our citizens, just like it was rigged against Bernie Sanders — he never had a chance."
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Invisibilia: The Unbearable Lightness Of Footwear

When we invented shoes, we slipped a surface between ourselves and the world. Ever wonder if this is the moment mankind fell from grace? No? Well, for better or worse, NPR's Colin Dwyer has.
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'I'm Petrified For My Children': Will Racism And Guns Lead To America's Ruin?

Novelist Mat Johnson says the nation's unresolved racial legacy, our love of guns and our method of policing have put the country on a fatal and disastrous path.

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