No, I’m not the Rick Santorum of punditry

A columnist responds to his critics

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The young, punky Elvis Costello once claimed that his "ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant."

Judging from some recent Facebook and Twitter comments, many of my liberal readers and friends apparently think something similar about me — at least when I write about what I call moral libertarianism.

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