The Gist

Presidential Candidates on Half-Speed

What can we learn about the true inner selves of Trump, Sanders, Christie, and Carson by slowing down their speech?

Let’s take a selfie!

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On The Gist, a look back at major news stories made possible by data leaks and analysis. Too bad there’s no award for data … or is there? Jody Avirgan from the FiveThirtyEight podcast What’s the Point joins us to share the winners and losers of various data-related awards for 2015. For the Spiel, we’re all a bunch of stinking political hypocrites.

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