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Sanders' Impressive Caucus Wins and Other Political News

A suicide bomber's attack on a playground in Lahore, Pakistan left at least 69 people dead. It's being reported that the attack was carried out by a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, and it intentionally targeted Christians.

This tragedy sheds light on how faith is being used to divide people in the run-up to the 2016 election, says Keli Goff, columnist for the Daily Beast and host of WNYC's live series "Political Party with Keli Goff."

Goff says many of Donald Trump's evangelical voters are unlikely to see Christians in Pakistan as belonging to the same faith. And that shows how problematic our current system of labeling and dividing is.

She also discussed her latest column on Hillary Clinton.

Ana Marie Cox, senior political correspondent for MTV News and founder of the blog Wonkette, discusses her take on faith and the events of the presidential election coming out of Easter weekend.

→ Hear more: Keli Goff is hosting a conversation about religion and the presidency in The Greene Space on Tuesday, March 29th, at 7:00pm. Click here for tickets and details.

Sanders wrote off Southern losses due to conservatism, not diversity. "Maybe [Sanders supporters] don’t have any black friends?" -@keligoff

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) March 28, 2016

"I am unfortunately pessimistic about Trump’s ability to shoot himself in the foot. I think we’ll have to shoot him ourselves." @anamariecox

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) March 28, 2016


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