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Author Archives: E.J. Dionne / Syndicated Columnist

GOP letter makes U.S. look foolish

WASHINGTON – In September 2002, three Democratic congressmen visited Iraq in an effort to prevent a war they thought was a terrible idea.

Think about people, not politics

WASHINGTON – Will it take the repeal of the Affordable Care Act or its evisceration by the Supreme Court for us to appreciate what it’s actually done?

Prayer breakfast remarks draw unjustified attacks

WASHINGTON – Maybe we should just call off the National Prayer Breakfast and stop asking presidents to offer their thoughts about faith and religion.

Regressive taxes ignored in debate

WASHINGTON – You may think that government takes a lot of money from the wealthy and gives it to poor people.

Drawing a line on torture tactics

WASHINGTON – Can we now say with confidence that our government will not use torture again and that Americans in the future will rise up to prevent it from doing so?

Obamacare challenge unprincipled

WASHINGTON – Republican leaders in the House and Senate have made clear that they’ll deploy every weapon in the legislative arsenal to repeal the Affordable Care Act.