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Salam is Correct About Artur Davis

By on 8.30.12 | 12:27PM

At CFIF, I analyze a great new column by Reihan Salam on rising right-leaning political star Artur Davis, former Democratic congressman from Alabama. Writes Salam:

The really interesting question about Davis's political future is whether the GOP will become the party of Daniels and Christie and Jeb Bush or, as its critics allege, something narrower, angrier and more ideological. Davis has made it clear that he believes conservatives should seek to reform and improve government as well as contain its growth. This is a conviction widely shared among real-world Republicans.

The key, to me, is to reform and improve "as well as" to contain its growth. This is not an "either/or" proposition. There is no reason we can't do both.

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