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Elections

Trump the Accelerant

Matthew Continetti has a strong column on Virginia’s drift to the left. As he points out, that drift predated the Trump presidency. But like a number of political trends that started before Trump ran for president — like the shift of college-educated whites to the Democratic party and of whites without college degrees to the Republicans — it has been accelerated and amplified by this president.

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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