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Author Archives: E.J. Dionne / Syndicated Columnist

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 …

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.