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(Speaking of plotting, don’t miss my colleague Megan’s Gate-rix, “your one-stop guide to the Scandals That Were—and the Scandals That Shouldn’t Have Been—during the primary phase of the presidential election.”).

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.