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January 12, 2013

Shribman: Identity crisis in the GOP


The two unavoidables are haunting the GOP: death (of the old political demographics) and taxes (of any sort).

The other day BuzzFeed, a source not ordinarily cited on op-ed pages, declared the presidential election in the Czech Republic “the most interesting election in the world.” They might be right. Don’t miss the candidate with the facial tattoos.

But there is almost no contest for the crown for the most interesting political party in the world. It’s the party that for decades was the dullest party in the world. Praise the Lord and pass the teacup.


North Shore native and Pulitzer Prize winner David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Post-Gazette.

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