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Is Trump's Call For 'Law And Order' A Coded Racial Message?

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Donald Trump's promise to be the "law-and-order" candidate revived a slogan often associated with Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign. Linguist Geoff Nunberg discusses the term's racial underpinings

Is Trump's Call For 'Law And Order' A Coded Racial Message?

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