Dame vs. Iverson and Embiid’s Inconsistency With Raja Bell, Plus JackO on Altuve, the Yankees, and VP Kamala Harris

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Raja Bell to discuss the ferocity of Damian Lillard’s game, stories from playing with Allen Iverson and Steve Nash, what a Lakers–Trail Blazers Round 1 playoff series would look like, searching for consistency from Joel Embiid, and much more (3:43). Then Bill talks…
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The Folly of Predicting the Presidency

Odds are only odds, not reality.
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Covering Kamala Harris and Listener Mail. Plus: Rodger Sherman on College Football Twitter

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker weigh in on how the Kamala Harris selection could affect the Biden campaign (2:15). Next, Listener Mail, where they answer the question, “Why does every celebrity who gets written about by the media have a great sense of humor?” (21:45). Then, Ringer staff writer Rodger…
Source: Covering Kamala Harris and Listener Mail. Plus: Rodger Sherman on College Football Twitter

Are Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Going to Pod Together or What?

Biden and Harris aren’t really eligible for a pod under the strictest definition, but here we are.
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We Could Test Our Way Out of This!

Something similar to a pregnancy test could be more useful than a COVID vaccine.
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The Coronavirus Won’t Be Our Last Pandemic

The Atlantic’s Ed Yong on what we need to learn from this crisis to prepare for the next one.
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The Most Important Thing Democrats Could Do for Wisconsin Isn’t a Convention

Here’s how Democrats can really win Wisconsin.
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The Future of the House Republicans Is Fully Unhinged

Marjorie Taylor Greene brings her Q conspiracies to a party conference that’s ready for anything.
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How Chattanooga Is Handling the Census Count Under Covid

The city had planned for one set of challenges, and then the pandemic hit.
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Google’s Advertising Platform Is Blocking Articles About Racism

Its algorithm for screening out offensive content “demonetized” Martin Luther King Jr.’s letter from jail and coverage of David Duke and Scrabble.
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