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Clearly, any sportscaster named Nathan Forrest need not apply for a job at ESPN.

Steve Bannon got the axe. He had alienated many of his co-workers through infighting and leaks, and White House chief of staff John Kelly reportedly (and understandably) regarded him as a destabilizing force. Bannon told a reporter that the heroic nationalist phase of the Trump presidency is over. If so, it is over before it began: The administration has not yet even drawn a design for its border wall. Bannon also dismissed white supremacists as a tiny and impotent fringe; but they are stronger than they were before he decided to give the alt-right, in his own words, a “platform.” Bannon is back at Breitbart.com, where we hope he listens to his better angels.

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