We need to help people who don't know what's good for them

The politics of resentment can only be overcome with sound economic policies, even if they're opposed by people who feel aggrieved

President Calvin Coolidge tried to protect Americans from an earlier influx of immigrants, including those from Eastern Europe, who he said put their jobs at risk. (Sculpted by the Katherine Stubergh-Keller studio, and displayed at the National Presidential Wax Museum in Keystone, S.D.)

A head, then shoulders, poked around the gas pump as I was filling m…

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