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Is the Rhetoric This Campaign Season More Damaging Than in the Past?

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Is the Rhetoric This Campaign Season More Damaging Than in the Past?

Is the Rhetoric This Campaign Season More Damaging Than in the Past?

Is the Rhetoric This Campaign Season More Damaging Than in the Past?

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Is the level of inflammatory rhetoric from candidates worse this election cycle than ever before? We ask UC Berkeley Professor Ian Haney Lopez for a history lesson.

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