Politics

Benghazi, Watergate and the Muddle of Motivation

Today's partisans should read Bob Woodward's latest book about the Nixon years.

Betrayed, but why?

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This week, Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Benghazi committee. If you're a Democrat, you're certain by now that the investigation exists only to embarrass her. If you're a Republican, you think journalists intentionally bury every Democratic sin and exaggerate every G.O.P. gaffe. Either way, the chances are that you ascribe a single unsavory motivation to the other side.

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