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The GOP Stole Satire From the Left

Trump has brought pranksterism to the Republican Party. That used to be liberals’ specialty.

A Trump campaign stop in Mankato, Minnesota. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

I still remember when it was the Left who had more fun. It wasn’t just that they were younger and had better hair, music, and drugs (though all of that certainly helped); it was that the Left was fabulously irreverent. Whether nominating a pig for…

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