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Writer Sarah Vowell tells Kurt Andersen how our leaders still crib from the Puritans. Political commentator Lawrence O'Donnell (also a former writer for TV's The West Wing) explains the power of the personal narrative even in these final days before the election. Find out how magicians and candidates can't do what they do without mastering the art of patter. The country's closer than it's ever been to a black presidency, so we asked performer Sarah Jones along with linguist John McWhorter, to explore what it means to "sound black" in America today.  Plus a conversation with director/screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, whose new movie Synecdoche comes out this weekend.

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