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Here are some words from Chris Christie that will probably hearten conservative moderates. I don't think this means much for 2016, however. The core of the Republican Party is Southern white populism. There's no real way around that. Leadership might talk of moderation, but they didn't build a party for moderation. The occasional act of heterodoxy can't change that. 


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Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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