A Hurricane of Conservative Hypocrisy

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E.J. Dionne, Washington Post
One of the barriers to sensible politics is the opportunism that so often infects our debates about what government is there for, where we want it to be energetic, and how we can keep it from violating the basic rights of citizens. The muddled nature of our discussions of these matters has been brought home by two unfortunate events: The mass suffering unleashed by Harvey and President Trump’s pardon of former sheriff Joe Arpaio.