Category: Columns

Will Republicans break from Trump?

By E.J. DIONNE JR. “Will he tell the president ‘no’?” This question was at the heart of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s opening statement at last week’s confirmation hearing for Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee as FBI...

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Who will bring us all together?

By GENE H. McINTYRE After Rodney King came infamously close to death by police officers’ beating, later, he famously asked, “Why can’t we just get along?” I wonder the same these days about a number of matters, one of the most...

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A gerrymandering of virtues

By MICHAEL GERSON If we have learned anything from the last few years in our politics, it is that civility is for suckers, that compromise is a sign of weakness, and that moderation of temperament is boring and unmarketable. It...

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Expensive week in Salem

This has been an expensive couple weeks for you in the Oregon legislature. Despite record amounts of revenue, the majority party has focused on getting more money.  First from large corporations and having failed at that, turned...

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The big lies about health care

By E.J. DIONNE JR. To succeed in gutting health coverage for millions of Americans, Senate Republican leaders need to get a series of lies accepted as truth. Journalists and other neutral arbiters must resist the temptation to...

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Time for a good buddy tale

By DEBRA SAUNDERS Americans needed a good buddy movie after a deranged gunman targeted Republicans practicing for a bipartisan ballgame to raise money for charities last week. The attack left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise,...

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