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How Newt Gingrich 'Broke Politics'

'Atlantic' journalist McKay Coppins says that by the time the former speaker of the house left Congress in 1999, he had enshrined a "combative, tribal, angry attitude in politics that would infect our national discourse in Washington and Congress for decades to come." Coppins explains how Gingrich set the stage for President Trump's rise, and how Democrats are now using some of his tactics. Coppins' new article is 'The Man Who Broke Politics.'

Also, critic David Edelstein reviews the Orson Welles film 'The Other Side of the Wind,' which was unfinished before his death — now complete and streaming on Netflix.

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