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Love muffins from the corner cubicle, plus what’s on

This week on Need to Know: redestricting and power, the “new and improved” voting machines, two great women on women in politics, and Peter Sagal.


Muffingate, or the making of a PBS-style euphemism

There’s no question that Peter Sagal is a perfect addition to the Need to Know family; he’s funny, insightful and game to take on the tricky role of show closer. But his first three-minute essay came with a problem we hadn’t run into before: How do we say a dirty word without saying a dirty word?

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