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The demographics of Sunday's protests were the biggest surprise. Young Russians have always been politically passive.
It was his strategic blunder not to pursue a bipartisan infrastructure bill first — that is, not to assemble, from both parties, a populist majority in Congress.
In Minnesota, that would be state Rep. Erin Murphy, a licensed nurse, who says: "You don't walk away from a patient who needs your attention."
Recent criticism of Mayo was an example of our fanciful approach.
The stars who followed his lead might never have emerged without him.