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Jonah Goldberg and the GOP's Harry Reid obsession
Jonah Goldberg and the GOP's Harry Reid obsession

Times columnist Jonah Goldberg swings his rhetorical hammer Tuesday at congressional dysfunction, arguing that polarization wasn't as big a problem as politicians' eagerness for self-protection. It's a good point, and his column is very much worth reading. But while Goldberg reaches the right conclusion -- that politicians hurt themselves by ducking votes on divisive, politically sensitive issues -- he trips over his own feet in getting there.  He blames one guy in the Senate -- Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) -- while absolving the GOP leadership in the House of any culpability for doing essentially the same thing. Let me make something clear up front: Reid...

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