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The Coronation of a Charlatan

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Years from now, bright-eyed children will look up at Grandma or Grandpa and ask, "Where were you when they nominated Donald Trump?" Far too many prominent Republicans will have to hang their heads in shame.

Trump Refutes Trump

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How do you nail a blob of mercury to the wall? That's a problem the Democratic nominee will have to solve in running against Donald Trump, most of whose positions on major issues are, shall we say, elusive.

To Beat Trump, Stoop to His Level

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Refusing to descend to his level is a grave mistake. You have to get down and dirty, get under his skin, call him names. You have to worry less about running a campaign the nation can be proud of and more about running a campaign that wins, even if it wins ugly.

Trump Is the Product of a Failed System

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Donald Trump's shocking transformation from reality-show host to Republican presidential front-runner is not some random and bizarre twist of fate. It grows from the failure of our political system to adapt to demographic change, economic disruption and a reorganizing world.

Jeb Bush's Last Stand

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"It's all been decided, apparently," the GOP candidate said this week. "The pundits have made it all, we don't have to go vote, I guess. I should stop campaigning maybe, huh?"

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