In the hyperbolic chariot race waged by Republican presidential candidates, we can report the first breastplated contestant to have thrown a spoke.

That would be the supposed moral standard-bearer of the field — and of mankind? — the estimably sainted Ben Carson.

Carson can talk the talk of the GOP base, like saying the Affordable Care Act is worse than slavery, like saying that abortion is the No. 1 killer of black people. Don’t trot that claim past the American Heart Association, by the way.Read more »