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For all the left-right divergence, lockstep ideologues remain a small minority in each party. If Americans with less rigid outlooks want the parties to be more open and compromising, they have the strength of numbers to make it so.
But it’s not just on the right that more moderates need to make themselves heard.
D.J. Tice is at Doug.Tice@startribune.com.
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