CAMDEN, S.C. — The tightrope one must walk when discussing race these days is especially perilous if you happen be Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina.

During his response Wednesday night to President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress, Scott managed to keep his balance. He leveled strong and smart criticisms at Biden’s agenda for the next four years.

Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@washpost.com.

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