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  • The GOP's mistake by the lake

    The Republican Convention did one thing very well: set a very low bar for the Democrats to clear in order to convince America that they are the adults in this race.

The Republican Convention did one thing very well: set a very low bar for the Democrats to clear in order to convince America that they are the adults in this race. Natalie Fertig / McClatchy
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Message after week of Republican convention: Be very afraid

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Tom Eblen

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.