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yvonne abraham

Debasing the debate

It’s easy to see why Senator Scott Brown and his campaign love the controversy over opponent Elizabeth Warren’s claims of Native American heritage — obvious why his staffers are burning up phone lines in an attempt to keep it going and going and going.

It is a ludicrous side-issue — just the sort of thing, sad to say, that modern campaigns feast on. For Brown, it is a gift that just keeps giving.

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