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Why I, a Lifelong Conservative, Now Call Republicans Enemies of Democracy

I was a Cold Warrior. I worked in the Reagan White House. But thanks to Trump and his GOP creatures, I have severed my association with the Republican Party, and I won’t even call myself conservative anymore

Mona Charen
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Mona Charen

I have been a conservative my whole life. As a teenager, I idolized William F. Buckley, Jr. (and, upon graduating from college, started my career at his magazine). Later, I worked in the Reagan White House. My right-leaning syndicated column was featured in hundreds of newspapers and I was a regulator on TV chat shows.

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