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How digging up political dirt can clean our democracy in the age of Donald Trump

Alan Huffman is an oppo research guy — someone who is hired by candidates and would-be candidates to look privately for the kind of stuff politicians would not want to become public. Sometimes they research the other guy. Sometimes they research their own guy. Either way, it’s all about finding real evidence, which is even more important in the fog of social media. He explains how digging for dirt can actually clean up democracy.

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