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From political heroines to villains, then victims

The all-women quartet of freshman Democrats who have morphed in their public image seem to have forgotten they are but four voices among more than 200 elected party lawmakers

(From left) Representatives Ilhan Omar (Minnesota), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York) and Rashida Tlaib (Michigan) listening to the fourth member of 'The Squad' Ayanna Pressley (Massachusetts) speak at a news conference on Monday.

THE four freshmen minority Democratic lawmakers in the news this week were first celebrated as symbols of the political future of the Democratic Party (if not of America) and the demographic and cultural changes that are transforming it - from a nation with a white and Christian majority ruled...