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Lefty scholar flees progressives’ “real chilling effect” — and joins free-market think tank instead



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If you know the names Ruy Texeira and the American Enterprise Institute, you’d probably never put the two of them together. Surprise! Texeira, who has long been a fixture on the Left, has suddenly landed at the free-market AEI.

What gives? It turns out that Texeira is opting for diversity rather than “diversity,” as Politico explains this morning. It ends a nearly 20-year run at the Center for American Progress that Texeira help found, but where he now experiences a “real chilling effect” on debate and policy:



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