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Donald Trump: how reason got fired

Government is for the people, even conservative people. The Republicans forgot it, and Trump is the consequence that they will have to live with, whether he loses—or wins...

By Sam Tanenhaus   November 2016

American drinkers reveal their mood to the candidates ©Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

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Politicians are famous for their memories, which are remarkably detailed, especially when it comes to names and faces, places and dates. But that gift necessitates another, just as important: the gift of forgetting. How much our politicians would rather not remember—defeats, mistakes, embarrassments, not…

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