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By Rich Lowry
Syndicated Columnist 

Sherrod Brown is Not an Idiot


February 28, 2019

The day has arrived in the Democratic Party when Sherrod Brown is a kind of moderate.

The impeccably progressive Ohio senator who has long occupied a spot on the left flank of the Democratic caucus is declining to sign up for the fashionable radical causes of the hour.

Brown has not endorsed the Bernie Sanders "Medicare-for-all" plan that contemplates the end of private insurance in America, nor for the outlandishly expensive and eminently mockable Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "Green New Deal."

This marks Brown out from other Democratic senators running for president, who aren't letting practic...

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