2010 Was a Momentary Boost for Conservatives

By E.J. Dionne - December 6, 2012

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WASHINGTON -- Over the long run, the most important impact of an election is not on the winning party but on the loser. Winners feel confirmed in staying the course they're on. Losing parties -- or, at least, the ones intent on winning again someday -- are moved to figure out what they did wrong and how they must change. After losing throughout the 1930s and '40s, Republicans finally came to...

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