No longer in the conservative mainstream, Frum signs off on Marketplace

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David Frum is resigning as a commentator on APM’s Marketplace, he announced on his blog today, because his role as a conservative counter-point to former Department of Labor Secretary Robert Reich has become untenable.

“So long as the topic is ‘green jobs’ or NLRB regulations or immigration, my thinking aligns reasonably congruently with the current conservative consensus,” Frum writes. “But on the issues that today most passionately divide Americans — healthcare reform, monetary policy, social spending to aid the unemployed, and — soon — the American response to the euro crisis, I have to recognize that my views are not very representative of the conservative mainstream.”

Frum made his farewell appearance on Marketplace‘s Oct. 12 broadcast, and will advise producers on potential successors.

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