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    Moderates are in the suburbs -- Democrats, Republicans and independents -- who want Washington spending kept in check. They tend to be liberal on social issues but pained over the extremes of the woke. They have respect for various sexual identities but little interest in learning new pronouns. And they overwhelmingly want some access to abortion.

    I was shanghaied recently — prevailed upon to go on an eight-day Caribbean cruise with a major cruise line. We were pampered, entertained, and overfed. I’m told the food at Alcatraz was good. It helped keep the prisoners compliant.

    At the midpoint of President Joe Biden’s first term, he deserves a solid “A” for turning the economy around, getting the pandemic and inflation under control, and encouraging a rapid transition to clean energy. No president since Lyndon Johnson has as much to show for his first two years in office. Unlike Johnson, Biden managed to push key legislation with a tiny majority in the House and the thinnest possible margin in the Senate.

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    Commentary: The kind of person who says that football is a “violent spectacle” that has “no place” in our society is someone who has conveniently forgotten that people put their lives at risk every day, sometimes to secure some economic benefit but often for what seems to be no reason at all.

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