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Terror in Charlottesville
Charlottesville, Trump, and Our Bitter Politics

President Trump bears a large share of the blame for the rising tide of bitterness in our nation’s public discourse since this past weekend’s tragedy in Charlottesville.

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Memories
Gone to the Tote-Sum

Perhaps what truly has the power to keep us together in divisive times are the “mystic chords of memory.”

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Beyond 2016
Post-Election Healing

How some Clinton and Trump supporters came together after an ugly election season.

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Better Angels
A Conversation with Lew Finfer

David Blankenhorn welcomes Lew Finfer, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Community Action Network, to the Better Angels podcast.

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Authoritarianism
The Red Style in American Politics

What do Donald Trump and the Daily Worker have in common?

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Codes of Conduct
Calling Miss Manners

How everyday violations of decency threaten a democracy.

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Community Organizing
Clinton’s Alinsky Problem—and Ours

Saul Alinsky wasn’t a Marxist, and Hillary Clinton wasn’t his acolyte—though you wouldn’t know if from today’s political discourse.

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2016
Listening to Trump Voters

The commentariat spends a lot of time talking about Donald Trump—time that might be better spent listening to the people who are voting for him.

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The Honorable William F. Winter
Better Angels
A Conversation with William F. Winter

David Blankenhorn talks with with William F. Winter, who has spent a lifetime in Mississippi politics.

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The Honorable William F. Winter
State of the Union
In Defense of the Practical Politician

Why government by political outsiders doesn’t necessarily leave us better off.

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