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    Mullings is a pointedly Conservative political column. I try not to be mean, but neither do I attempt to be even-handed. I think Liberalism is wrong-headed and I am perfectly happy to point out the faults and blunders of our friends on the Left - just as those on the Left are all too eager to point out what they consider to be our shortcomings.

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