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Where Things Stand: Traditional Conservative Values Butt Heads With The New Culture Wars

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April 7, 2021 2:07 p.m.

Asa Hutchinson’s veto of an anti-trans bill in his state, which we covered yesterday, proved to be for naught — it was promptly overridden by his GOP colleagues in the state legislature.

But his defense of his veto saw him position himself at a crossroads for conservatism, between libertarian values and the increasing desire on the right to punish one’s perceived enemies.

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