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Thomas Frank and Friends

Frank writes in the Journal of his friend Bill Ayers: “I do not defend the things Mr. Ayers did in his Weatherman days. Nor will I quibble with those who find Mr. Ayers wanting in contrition.” That’s the harshest condemnation of Ayers you’ll find in the column. Republicans, meanwhile, are “vile” for raising the issue of his past.

Ramesh Ponnuru — 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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