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Podcast: The Trump effect

Following the Indiana primary earlier this week, Ted Cruz made the inevitable but shocking decision to suspend his presidential campaign. Less than 24 hours later, John Kasich followed suit. That made real estate developer and reality TV star Donald Trump the presumptive Republican nominee. But Trump has divided the Republican Party.

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Some #NeverTrump Republicans consider 3rd party

When Ted Cruz dropped out Tuesday night, you probably thought that's it. A long, nasty GOP primary season is over – finally. Like it or not, Donald Trump is going to be the nominee. But some #NeverTrump Republicans and conservatives might not be ready to give up the fight.

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Opinion: Truthiness, Trumpiness and you

A decade ago, the dictionary people at Merriam-Webster performed a great public service by bestowing its "Word of the Year" award to "truthiness." Truthiness has become one of my favorite words. It is absolutely key to understanding and thus combatting Trumpiness, my least favorite social disease.

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