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Grand New Party

Don’t repeat mistakes of the past

WHAT’S unusual about the country’s politics in these rollicking new days is how usual they are. For the Grand Old Party’s solid, stolid congressional leadership seems finally to have cut itself loose from its titular leader, Donald J. Trump. Old Reliables like Mitch McConnell are teaming up with even older reliables like John McCain to re-fashion their party in its comfortable old likeness once again. Americans have been here before, and it’s a familiar feeling. So welcome back to the good old days; they’ve been sorely missed.

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