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Clinton denounces the alt-right when Republicans won't

Clinton denounces the alt-right when Republicans won't

We recently witnessed one of the most remarkable moments of this most remarkable political season. A major politician defended the conservative movement and the Republican Party from guilt-by-association with a fringe group of racists, anti-Semites and conspiracy theorists who have jumped enthusiastically on the Donald Trump train: the so-called alt-right.

"This is not conservatism as we have known it," the politician said. "This is not Republicanism as we have known it."

That politician was Hillary Clinton, and that's astonishing. Ms. Clinton is normally comfortable unjustly condemning conservatism and the GOP for the sins of bigotry and prejudice, not...