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Slate’s daily newsletter on Pod Save America, gay Nazis, and writers with dogs.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 25:  Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor of 'Pod Save America' speaks onstage during the HBO portion of the Summer 2018 TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotelon July 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Echo chamber: Pod Save America tells us what we want to hear. Isaac Butler thinks that’s OK—up to a point.

This again: The idea that Nazis were pro-homosexual—and therefore, have some kind of affinity with today’s American liberals—is ba-ack, thanks to people like Dinesh D’Souza. Laurie Marhoefer explains how very wrong that is, and why it matters.

How’re we doing: What would a management consultant say about the bosses in Office Space? Natasha Thondavadi, who was one, has some notes for Bill Lumbergh and his peers.

Certainly: Yes, Karl Ove Knaussgaurd, good writers have owned dogs, Caroline Hovanec writes. And it really helped them think outside of their own experiences.

For fun: Dress like a chicken! It’s in.

Bok bok,

Rebecca

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