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In the last couple of days, Henry Kissinger died at age 100 and George Santos got expelled from Congress. David Faris considers their legacies. Also, a few words about Nikki Haley’s “resurgence”. David is a political science professor at Roosevelt University and a columnist for Slate and Newsweek.