Friday Mailbag: Cognitive tests for politicians, decline in conservatism, and how I deal with angry readers


MINOT, N.D. — It’s Friday, so that means it’s time for a mailbag column in which I respond, publicly, to some of the correspondence I receive from you, the audience.

I love getting feedback, positive or negative, so send it along to I try (and sometimes fail) to respond to everything I get, even if it doesn’t make it to the column.

Submissions may be edited for clarity and brevity.

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