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WHEN THE SUPREME COURT IS EVERYTHING

Hundreds of activists have stormed Senate office buildings to protest Kavanaugh

THE CIRCUS SURROUNDING THE Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh has shown beyond any doubt how deeply divided America is. And when the dust settles, we’ll still be divided. So too will be the court. To see why, and to fix

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