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Author Archives: E.J. Dionne / Syndicated Columnist

The Election Day Obama factor

WASHINGTON – There’s a hidden history to the nasty midterm election campaign that will, merc …

Dems should be singing a happy song

WASHINGTON – As Ken Burns’ superb documentary on the Roosevelts reminded us, “Happy Days Are …

Head, heart united in Scottish vote

The annual fall marathon has started, and each one of us is in the race, to one degree or another, whether or not we chose to run.

Post-election strategy debate wise

WASHINGTON – There was a moment in the last quarter-century when the Congress of the United States made the nation proud.

GOP may not want to take on law

WASHINGTON – The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam dunk issue for the Republican …

GOP still embracing radicalism

WASHINGTON – The central issue in this fall’s elections could turn out to be a sleeper: What …

ACA ruling court activism at its worst

WASHINGTON – Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as “an impartial guardian of the rule of law.”

Conservatives exploit Constitution

WASHINGTON – You cannot talk for very long to a conservative these days without hearing the …

Cheney’s breathtaking chutzpah

WASHINGTON – The infinitely valuable Yiddish word “chutzpah” is defined as “shameless audacity” or “impudence.”

Shinseki departure won’t fix VA

WASHINGTON – If you want a prime example of what’s wrong with our politics, study the respon …