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Hizzoner Hillsdale

The town of Hillsdale, Mich., is best known for Hillsdale College, the conservative school that refuses to accept a penny of federal aid. This week, it elected an 18-year-old, who earlier this year had lost a student council election at his high school, as the city’s mayor.

Alas, he is not named Mayor Bongo.

John J. Miller — John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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