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Illinois Republicans still don’t have a candidate to replace Jack Ryan. Today, just a few hours after Denny Hastert called him the best man to take the nomination, state senator Steve Rauschenberger demurred. What lousy choreography. Looks like they’re going to have to draw straws in the Land of Lincoln.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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