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Story | Mar 8, 2012 | 3:02 PMWith the Republican presidential nomination contest in high gear, Marylanders might be forgiven for smiling. The word "snob" has returned with full force to presidential politics after a four-decade hiatus. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (Penn State University '80, University of Pittsburgh '81, Dickinson School of Law '86), in an old-fashioned beat-down on higher education, recently informed us that President Barack Obama is "a snob" for wanting Americans to go to college, where they would be indoctrinated by "some liberal college professor."
Story | Mar 21, 2010
Story | Jan 7, 2009
The tendency Richard Hofstadter so aptly labeled "the paranoid style" in American politics operates independent of ideology. "American politics has often been an arena for angry minds," the great historian wrote in a 1964 issue of Harper's magazine. He...
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Story | Feb 1, 2009