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The death of idealism

This presidential election is a contest between the oldest of the baby boomers. Yet Donald Trump, 70, and Hillary Clinton, 68, represent two very different decades in the formation of that generation. Donald Trump became famous as a classic 1980s type, while Hillary Clinton first attained public notice as a classic 1960s type.

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When facts, logic and history don’t matter, and nobody cares

And now, less than six weeks from the election, what is the main event of the day? A fight between the GOP presidential nominee and a former Miss Universe, whom he had 20 years ago called Miss Piggy and other choice pejoratives. Just a few weeks earlier, we were seized by a transient hysteria over a minor Hillary Clinton lung infection hyped to near-mortal status. The latest curiosity is Donald Trump’s 37 sniffles during the first presidential debate. (People count this sort of thing.) Dr. Howard Dean has suggested a possible cocaine addiction.

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Eight takeaways from Trump’s awful night

We know from past debates that the winner of the post-debate spin is as important as the winner of the actual debate. We know many people will not watch the entire debate, or any of it, so their opinions will be shaped to an outsize degree by the media reaction and “snap polling” afterward. In that sense, Hillary Clinton won twice — once in the debate and the other in the post-debate discussion. Here’s what we have learned:

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Why is the Navy’s largest shipbuilder looking for a subcontractor in China?

Senior executives from a major U.S. defense contractor toured China last month as part of their search for a foreign company to build a dry dock for U.S. Navy ships, with the help of the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The trip raised eyebrows both inside the Pentagon and among experts who don’t believe a Chinese company should be involved in U.S. military-related projects.

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Dana Perino chats with Liz Farrell

Dana Perino, the former White House Press Secretary who's now a popular political commentator for Fox News, spoke with Liz Farrell on Sept. 20, 2016. What'd they talk about? Politics, of course, but also Perino's love of Bluffton.
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Dana Perino chats with Liz Farrell

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