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Author Archives: E.J. Dionne / Syndicated Columnist

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 …

Proof of our madness about guns

WASHINGTON – Have we gone stark raving mad?The question is brought to mind by …

GOP hope deficit boosts Bush

NEW YORK – The Republican Party faces a long-term challenge in presidential elections because it is defining itself as a gloomy enclave, a collection of pessimists who fear what our country is becoming and where it is going.

Protect volunteerism, foster innovation

WASHINGTON – We are at a point where we will soon have vicious ideological debates over motherhood and apple pie.

GOP debating image, not policy

WASHINGTON – Are conservatives interested in new ideas, or are they merely infatuated with t …

GOP two-faced on disagreement

WASHINGTON – Certain political cliches cry out to join the list of the biggest lies in the world.

Vetoed Arizona bill bad for religion

WASHINGTON – Social and religious conservatives should have been the first to oppose the Arizona Legislature’s effort to allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples on religious grounds.