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Jon Huntsman

WASHINGTON - America's long-held distrust of intellectuals is legendary, but the already perplexing national trait has moved
Now that candidates can run respectably on a platform of torture, how long before we see a frontrunner advocating slavery? Surely everything's open for reconsideration. It's time to retire an inconvenient prejudice: that America's progress should be in a forward direction.
One cannot help but feel a bit pessimistic about American politics these days -- a contrasting feeling to the heady days