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Yes, he tried: what will Barack Obama's legacy be?
When Ohio fell on election night 2008, the President’s Lounge, a bar on the overwhelmingly black south side of Chicago, erupted in jubilation. Corks popped, strangers hugged, police patrolling the streets yelled the freshly elected president’s name from their loudhailers: “Obama!”
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Britain’s Identity Crisis
Pretty much everything you need to know about Britain’s relationship to the European Union can be found at a hotel breakfast table. In most places, you’ll be offered a continental breakfast—pastries, coffee, jam, cold cuts—or an English breakfast: eggs, bacon, baked beans, toast, tomatoes. The former is from Europe, the latter from England. No meaningful cultural relationship exists between the two.


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Trump and Clinton's Super Tuesday - Politics Weekly podcast


The assumption was that Trump would eventually implode under the weight of his own outsized personality and overt prejudice.
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Donald Trump's ascendancy is due to leadership failure
As Republican crowds became increasingly rowdy during the 2008 presidential campaign, voter Gayle Quinnell made a memorable, if truncated, contribution. “I can’t trust Obama,” she told Republican presidential hopeful, John McCain. “I’ve read about him and ... he’s an Arab.”
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Stranger in a Strange Land – Encounters in the Disunited States
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'It often takes an outsider to look inside. This is especially true of the United States.'
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