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Meg Whitman

Republican rough ride

Republican rough ride

You know it's been a rough day for a political party when its two top leaders feel compelled to denounce racism within the ranks — as House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did Tuesday. Whether that admonishment means much is another question as the person who was the focus of that concern was in the process of winning Super Tuesday fairly handily and inching ever closer to becoming a virtual lock as the party's presidential nominee.

Once again, Donald Trump demonstrated he's the 21st century equivalent of Ronald Reagan in at least one regard: his Teflon-coated resistance to gaffes, flubs and other embarrassments that might...