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Our problem with the camps isn't semantic; it's moral

When is it OK to call a concentration camp a concentration camp?

If you answered, "When it's a concentration camp," you clearly weren't paying attention to the Mighty Wurlitzer of Beltway social media last week.

The reedy first note was an Instagram live video in which Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman Democrat from New York, referred to federal detention centers for migrants at the southern border as "concentration camps."

That kicked off a reaction of predictable dudgeon from

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