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Reince Priebus
A sorry Republican preview for 2016
A sorry Republican preview for 2016

As the likely coronation of Hillary Clinton as the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee quietly progresses without serious opposition, the Republicans seem to be working overtime publicizing an abundance of long shots hoping to be her challenger. The cattle call of conservative wannabes that flocked to Iowa last weekend for a so-called Freedom Summit served chiefly to advertise that the GOP continues to be dominated by right-wing ideologists convinced that purity can triumph over political reality. One after another, they preached their anti-government orthodoxy, pronouncing their fealty to the notion that he who governs least governs best, apparently believing...