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by Michael Sean Winters

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If you are looking for a reason to stop supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont just provided you with the best one: He named Cornel West to the Democratic platform committee. Cong. Keith Ellison is a good appointment. So is Jim Zogby, although we disagree about Mideast policy. But, Cornel West? Is there a more predictable thinker in the academy? 

Thomas D. Williams, who used to be a priest, writes at Crux, which used to be an independent new source, that Catholics are pretty much free to ignore the Church's teaching on immigration. Should anyone be surprised that an outlet now owned by Carl Anderson is becoming a shill for the Republican Party? 

And, apropos my column this morning, here is one of my favorite lies from Hillary Clinton: That when she flew to Bosnia, she did so under fire.  


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