🎧 “The Daily”: A Dispatch From the Center of the Storm | New York Times

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As Hurricane Florence descended on a 300-year-old coastal town, it became clear to residents that this storm would be unlike any other in memory.

🎧 “The Daily”: Who’s Allowed to Vote in Georgia? | New York Times

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Accusations of intentional voter suppression have animated the state’s crucial race for governor.

🎧 “The Daily”: Senator Claire McCaskill on Losing Missouri and the Politics of Purity | New York Times

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As the senator prepares to leave office, she sat down with us to talk about her defeat in the midterm elections and the path forward for the Democratic Party.

The final statements of Claire McCaskill in this podcast are some of the most uplifting things I’ve heard about politics in the past two years. I’ve only heard one or two other people talk about “political purity” in this way, and I suspect it’s one of the things that is truly killing our democracy and political norms in our country. We need more reporting on these types of pragmatism.

🎧 “The Daily”: The Ethics of Genetically Editing Babies | New York Times

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A scientist in China claimed to have created the world’s first gene-edited human beings. How should the U.S. respond?

🎧 “The Daily”: A Year in the Russia Investigation | New York Times

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We look at the major twists in the investigation over the past year and what to expect in 2019.

🎧 “The Daily”: Why Republicans Want a Criminal Justice Overhaul | New York Times

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Many conservative lawmakers support a bill that would enact the most significant changes to the federal criminal justice system in decades.

🎧 “The Daily”: Waiting for Brexit | New York Times

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It’s been nearly three years since Britain voted to leave the European Union, and there’s still no clear way forward.

🎧 “The Daily”: ‘The Most Significant Campaign Contributions’ in U.S. History| New York Times

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We spoke with Neal Katyal, a lawyer who wrote the special counsel regulations, about the case against Michael Cohen and what it means for President Trump.

🎧 “The Daily”: The Rise of Right-Wing Extremism, and How U.S. Law Enforcement Ignored It | New York Times

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In an atmosphere of seeming indifference on the part of U.S. law enforcement, a dangerous movement has grown and metastasized.

It’s tremendously painful that the optics of right wing extremism in the Obama administration was used as a means of allowing the alt-right, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis to rise unfettered in the United States. This is worse when one thinks of the death and destruction they have caused in relation to the obscene amounts of money that have been thrown at decreasing international terrorism within our borders.

🎧 “The Daily”: The Photo of the Yemeni Girl | New York Times

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The story behind a portrait that brought a widely overlooked human catastrophe into devastating focus.

🎧 “The Daily”: What the West Got Wrong About China, Part 2 | New York Times

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The U.S. misunderstood not only how China would respond to economic growth, but how the U.S. would respond to China.

🎧 “The Daily”: What the West Got Wrong About China, Part 1 | New York Times

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Many in the United States believed that capitalism would never work without political freedom. Then China began to rise.

I listen to this and it reminds me of the wealth and growth in America in the early 1900’s in part because of the fact that the U.S. had a mixed-economy. Sadly it seems like we’ve moved away from that towards a more capitalistic economy. Perhaps it’s time to swing back?

Sadly, China may be taking advantage of their mixed economy, but they don’t seem to have the level of freedom we’ve got.

🎧 “The Daily”: Lost in the Storm, Part 2 | New York Times

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As a family struggled to get help during Hurricane Harvey, gaps in the rescue system began to show.

We need to be better advocates for ourselves. Good communication can be a life or death situation.

🎧 “The Daily”: Lost in the Storm, Part 1 | New York Times

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Houston’s emergency response systems, crippled by Hurricane Harvey, failed to reach people who needed help the most.

This is going to be a classic implementation of painful miscommunication.

🎧 “The Daily”: The Spy Who Provoked Putin | New York Times

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Two intelligence officers were men of the same age and training. After the Soviet Union collapsed, one rose — and one fell.