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Paleo-conservative 2.0: Trump honest, turns flubs into feats

Paleo-conservative 2.0: Trump honest, turns flubs into feats

When the term paleo-conservative is floated in conversation, most folks imagine a creature out of Jurassic World. But paleo-conservatism — a near extinct brand of conservatism that heralds limited government, nonintervention, economic nationalism and Western traditions — is finding a comeback in an unlikely spokesperson. The history-making campaign of Donald Trump is turning the clock of U.S. politics back to a time when hubris was heroic and the truth, no matter how blunt, was king. It is resurrecting a political thought that does not play by the rules of modern politics. And as the nation saw the top-tier GOP candidates take the stage for the first time, they saw Trump,...

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