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What Schumer wants to embrace
What Schumer wants to embrace

A speech by Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York -- the Tuesday beforeThanksgiving -- didn't get the coverage it deserved. But for political junkies, Mr. Schumer's speech at the National Press Club is a marvel to behold. It is at once one of the most impressive acts of political truth-telling from a major politician in our lifetimes and a sophomoric explication of political philosophy. Let's start there. "Democrats must embrace government. It's what we believe in; it's what unites our party," Mr. Schumer explained. "If we run away from government, downplay it, or act as if we are embarrassed by its role, people won't...

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