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The anti-Washington insurgency advances

Contrary to the expectations of pundits, the candidates who dominate the Republican presidential race are all outsiders: Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson

Candidates (from left) Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Ben Carson chatting during a break in the second Republican Party presidential debate on Sept 16.

HAVING covered Washington for several years, I have learnt to treat the conventional wisdom spun by the pundits with some respect but also with scepticism.

 The reason for treating what I hear on the television news shows with many grains of salt is that the people who work in this city,