If you're looking for something to sum up all that is wrong with American politics today, writes A. Barton Hinkle, you could do worse than the Republican presidential candidates' debate over immigration. After all, Hinkle writes, the same GOP conservatives who crack jokes about the efficiency of the Postal Service and the compassion of the IRS fail to apply equal scrutiny to big government boondoggles like border fences and biometric identification cards.
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