David Brat, the man who unexpectedly defeated Eric Cantor in a recent Republican primary, is an ideologue. That should be a source of encouragement for candidates on the populist left — but not for the reasons you might think. Brat is a professor whose college chair is endowed with libertarian money and ran a campaign …
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Caving on immigration:Marco Rubio has unmasked himself as an opportunist whose most consistent commitment is to his own ambition.
This was supposed to be Marco Rubio’s big year. Back in February, the junior senator from Florida made the cover of Time magazine — billed as “The Republican Savior.” The supposedly rising star was proclaiming himself ready to lead on the thorny issue of immigration. Rubio’s name was often mentioned as a 2016 Republican presidential …
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By Susan Estrich I’ve been waiting for it: the inevitable comparisons between the Massachusetts governor who ran for president (with my help) in 1988 and the former Massachusetts governor on his way to being the 2012 Republican nominee. Now, I’ll admit that there is almost certainly something in the water in my old home state …
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