A version of this column first appeared in the Boston Globe 20 years ago.
Charles Krauthammer laid out the strategy last Friday in his Washington Post column.
Read Thomas Frank's discussion about this column and his book, Pity the Billionaire.
mid-15c., "vertical division of a page," also "a pillar, post," from Old French colombe (12c., Modern French colonne "column, pillar"), from Latin columna "pillar," collateral form of columen "top, summit," from PIE root *kel- "to project" (see hill). Sense of "matter written for a newspaper" dates from 1785.
column col·umn (kŏl'əm)
Any of various tubular or pillarlike supporting structures in the body, such as the spinal column, each generally having a single tissue origin and function.