August 23, 2004

Morning in Which America?

Pat Buchanan, for all that he sometimes seems to relish wearing hides and carrying a club, raises an important issue -- whether this country is being hollowed out by a doctrinaire adherence to free trade and generous legal and look-the-other-way illegal immigration.

Combined with rising fiscal and trade deficits, these trends raise considerable concern. Doctrinaire protectionism and nativism carry their own risks, too, but these issues seem to be off the table entirely in this campaign.

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