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Virginia Heffernan: The Democrats' 'squad,' infighting and extremism may save the nation

When 65,853,514 of us cast our ballots for Hillary Clinton on November 8, 2016, we were voting for the relative peace, opportunity and pluralism of Barack Obama's America. The majority of voters that day at the polls hoped for an experienced leader known for effectiveness and compromise.

We got the opposite. Now 2016 is a distant country, and high-minded Obaman governance - with its emphasis on civility and common ground - seems more like complicity than collegiality.

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