Category: Columns

Government can work

By E.J. DIONNE JR. Episodes of congressional disarray feed an ideologically loaded narrative that government is hopelessly incompetent and can never be counted on to do much that is useful. Even if President Trump and the...

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Avoid a boondoggle, get experts

By GENE H. McINTYRE Boondoggle? That’s the question this writer asked himself at learning about a soon-to-be-launched 13-member, special Oregon legislative committee to tour the state after the 2018 legislative session.  Around...

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Trump gets book thrown at him

By DEBRA SAUNDERS As a candidate for president, Donald Trump assured voters that, if elected, he would hire “the best people.” It was a claim that suggested Trump didn’t need years of Washington experience because, well, as...

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Trump’s drug price promises unmet

By GENE H. McINTYRE President Donald Trump has fulfilled few of his campaign promises.  One in mind  that he could already have done something about is when he announced well over a year ago that, “I’m going to bring down drug...

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Where contempt and mockery meet

By MICHAEL GERSON I, Tonya is a movie that is, in places, very difficult to watch. But it is also impossible to look away. This biopic about the briefly famous, then infamous Tonya Harding has offended some reviewers by putting...

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