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Campbell Brown: Flip-flops expose core pandering

At the Conservative Political Action Conference last week, the supposed evils of the Common Core educational standards were front and center. So, too, was an unmistakable case of pandering. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared, "We need to remove Common Core from every classroom in America." New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blamed his predecessor for forcing his state to adopt the standards and said that he is now deeply concerned about "the heavy foot of the federal government coming in." Both now preach this opposition message with the zealous conviction of converts — because they are converts, having carried until recently a very different message. And their...

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