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Cathy McMorris Rodgers

The Sanders-Clinton rift: Will the Democratic Convention be more contentious than the Republican?

If last weekend's ugliness at Nevada's Democratic convention — from Bernie Sanders supporters storming the stage to death threats delivered to the party's chairwoman — highlighted the rift within the Democratic Party, then the failure since of Senator Sanders to forcefully condemn that behavior demonstrates that the split is widening. Might Democrats be facing the kind of raucous convention they expected of Republicans?

It's entirely possible — and truly idiotic. Senator Sanders may be faring well in recent primary elections, Oregon and West Virginia among them, but he is losing badly with the only numbers that matter — the delegate count. Former Secretary of...