The Art of Giving a Damn

Anger is the ethic of the moment. Campaign-trail language is reflecting that.

The Atlantic
Aug 9 · 7 min read
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By Megan Garber

On Sunday, a day after the mass-shooting tragedy in El Paso, Texas, a reporter asked the Democratic presidential candidate and El Paso resident Beto O’Rourke whether there was anything Donald Trump could do “to make this any better.” It was not a very…

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