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Tea Party Scalps Lugar

Elderly six-term moderate gets his, er, gold watch handed to him by Indiana GOP primary voters tonight. You could say this is a case of a veteran politician overstaying his welcome. Or you could say, as Ramesh Ponnuru did:

The tea party may be losing popularity, but its power inside the Republican party appears to be growing.

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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