Watching the rise of this new populism, one of my many concerns is whether the charlatans wearing the cape of Conservatism will damage its value, diminish its meaning, and in general, confuse those who know no difference.

But then I see people like Sen. Sasse and I’m somewhat relieved. At least briefly.

History being an indicator, populist movements rise and fall, but they leave behind a scarred landscape.

What will Conservatism look like when the dust settles?

That’s not a question anyone has an answer to, but as long as we have people like Ben. Sasse carrying Conservatism’s mantel, I think we’ll be just fine.

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