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Schlafly's death a reminder that conservatism still matters

Schlafly's death a reminder that conservatism still matters

Phyllis Schlafly died this week at the age of 92.

I had my disagreements with the legendary conservative activist, particularly of late. She died the day before publication of her final book: "The Conservative Case for Trump." The title alone should offer the reader a hint of at least one of those disagreements.

Indeed, the deep family squabble among conservatives over the question of Donald Trump gives Schlafly's death added poignancy because it played itself out in her own family. When Schlafly endorsed Mr. Trump last spring, six members of the board of directors of Schlafly's Eagle Forum, including her own daughter, tried to have her removed from the...

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