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The Touching Volunteer Spirit of Cheryl Mills

If you are worried that American civil society isn’t as robust as it once was, please direct your attention to Cheryl Mills, who selflessly volunteers her time to charities.

In any other campaign and any other media environment, the wildly inappropriate intermingling of Clinton Foundation and State department business would be the dominant story this week. But while the media pats itself on the back for excoriating Trump for various wholly avoidable rhetorical errors, a story of serious import gets hardly any traction.

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