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Seeking Millennial approval, big business adapts

What do same-sex marriage, the Confederate flag and Donald Trump have in common? It sounds like a set-up to a joke, but the way these phenomena have played out in recent weeks demonstrates how social mores are shifting.

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Podcast: High court aligned with public opinion

The Supreme Court’s term has ended with two supreme-sized rulings, one affirming a right to same-sex marriage, the other upholding the Affordable Care Act. The conventional rap has been that it was a decidedly liberal year for the conservative Roberts court. That’s true but simplistic, according to Stuart Taylor Jr., whom we brought in to decode the court’s most recent pronouncements on this week's podcast.

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Don't call Obama a lame duck just yet

President Obama is a latter-day Lazarus, rising repeatedly from the political dead. That is, if you believe his press clippings.                  

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Same-sex marriage ruling unprecedented

The Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling Friday that would have been unimaginable to Americans a mere decade ago. Never before in our history has a change in a fundamental and universal element of life come so quickly.

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