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Misdiagnosing the Problem

Kimberley Strassel: “The GOP is in a panic after a string of special election defeats that suggest voters haven’t forgiven Republicans for straying from small-government principles.” Conservatives like this diagnosis, but there’s almost no evidence for it.

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.

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