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Two weeks ago in this space we welcomed Senator Joseph Lieberman’s candidacy for vice president, noting that it broke down at least two barriers in American public life. As the first Jew nominated for a national ticket by a major party, Lieberman’s candidacy, like Al Smith’s and John F. Kennedy’s, potentially opens the highest offices in the land to a member of a previously excluded group. Almost as important, however, is the fact that...

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