05/30/2013 11:54 am ET

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Mike Lee: When Freshmen Attack

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For the last 200 years, the United States Senate had been an institution governed by precedent, a mannerly chamber where members addressed each other as “gentlemen” and “gentleladies,” where traditions were preserved, and where freshmen serving alongside their octogenarian counterparts were expected to be seen and not heard.

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