I know a large number of active and dedicated Republicans. Many of these people also happen to be educated, thoughtful and intelligent. They know things about American history. They know things like the reasons for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They know things like how a bill becomes a law. Like I said, these people are smart. Too often partisan differences get defined by one side, or the other or both as the problem being those stupid people in the opposition. Republicans have gotten comfortable calling many in the Democrat party the “intellectual elite.” I am intellectual enough to understand what they mean when they ...