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Voting in the Dark
11-06-2018, 07:20 PM,
Voting in the Dark
Voting in the Dark

When Americans vote Tuesday for what the press is calling a referendum on President Trump, will they be buying a pig in a poke? The phrase has to do with the idea of a pig in a cloth sack, or poke (from the French "poque," which also turns out to be the root of pocket). The phrase, Webster's says, denotes "something offered in such a way as to obscure its real nature or worth." What brings this to mind is a Politico column by Jack Shafer about how the special prosecutor, Robert Mueller...

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