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Trump the Arsonist

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Donald Trump and his slyly smiling running mate Mike Pence are playing up their vision of scorched-earth America not just to win general political points but to appeal to a very specific set of voters by tapping into the apocalyptic strain in American politics.

Ted Cruz Today, the Rapture Tomorrow
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The Texas senator's measured pro-Israel comments mask the extremist views of "God's candidate." His Christian Zionist backers see Israel's continued grip on Palestine as key to the second coming of Jesus.

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Are the Democrats taking a page from the former administration, ramping up the fear-mongering factor in order to sway Americans to support their cause -- in this case, the pork-packed stimulus bill? Stephen Colbert investigates and gets ready to meet Jesus at his local Arby's.

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The story goes like this: One day Jesus will come and take his favorite Christians to heaven, leaving the rest to fend off the Antichrist. It's called the rapture, and 20 percent of Christians in America believe it is imminent. That's far too many for a group of moderate Christians and theologians who want to reclaim Sunday school.

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