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Commentary: Obama administration is courting significant danger

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WASHINGTON -- Maybe pragmatism isn't enough after all.

President Obama regularly speaks disdainfully of "ideology," says he is focused only on "what works," and loves to be described as "pragmatic."

Well, sure. No one ever admits to being an ideologue, and as historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. observed many years ago, democratic government should be about "the search for remedy."

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