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Today The New Republic‘s Alec MacGillis pointed out the Washington Post‘s confused objections to Chuck Hagel, whom President Obama has nominated for Secretary of Defense. Last month, a Post editorial said Hagel’s positions “fall well to the left of those pursued by Mr. Obama during his first term.” Today a Post op-ed said Hagel would be among “a team of Washington insiders who are […] thoroughly in sync with [President Obama’s] left-of-center views and those of the Democratic Party’s base.” So … umm … which is it?