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Thursday, June 15, 2017


Moments before he opened fire, the gunman asked who was on the baseball field: Democrats or Republicans. And what happens when a 400-year-old play about one of history’s most infamous acts of political violence is adapted for today? We discuss political violence at a time of extreme partisanship. Guests: Michael Shear, who covered Wednesday’s shooting in Alexandria, Va.; Michael Cooper, an arts reporter. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. For two weeks, we’re offering listeners a free trial of a New York Times digital subscription. Visit nytimes.com/dailytrial to sign up.