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What a party circling the drain looks like

“When you have to rely on gimmicks to make your sale, you’re on the path to failure,” argues David Atkins in his first column for The Washington Monthly. The Republican Party is increasingly devoid of substance on anything; it’s turning into a theatrical troupe.