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Sunday Question for Conservatives

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.
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For at least 50 years, Republicans have taken a hard line on law and order. More to the point, a firm stance on law and order has been the conservative position for decades. There is a real conservative/libertarian split on this issue, however. Should conservatives reconsider?

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