Editorial: Opposing poisonous politics


Annafi Wahed is a name to remember. The young liberal activist recently wrote a column, “A Hillary Staffer Goes to CPAC,” for The Wall Street Journal about her experiences at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington earlier this month. Wahed, a former worker on Clinton’s 2016 campaign, relates her unexpectedly pleasant experiences at the convention. She admits initially she was quite nervous about going to CPAC — which isn’t surprising since friends had urged her to check in regularly and warned her to try not to get killed.

Wahed writes that once she got past the “Make America Great Again” hats and the “Lock her up!” chants, she discovered that the 100-plus conservatives she spoke with were actually welcoming, engaging, and interested in hearing her opinions. She was struck by the event’s big-tent atmosphere…


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