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Death and the Parties

Hillary Clinton said passing the health bill would make Republicans the “death party.” I don’t think it has quite the same ring as The Party of Death, the title of a book I wrote about a decade ago about abortion and related issues. At Bloomberg View, I defend provocative rhetoric such as hers and mine: The problem with what she said isn’t that it’s uncivil, but that it’s wrong.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.