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Marc Dion, National Columnist

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Column: The opposition’s very wrong first step

In the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan instructed Haley Barbour – his White House political director and a future Republican Party chairman and governor – on building a winning coalition: “The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally – not a 20 percent traitor.”

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Column: Oh, Christmas sweater

I’m a newspaper reporter. I’m 59 years old. I wear a lot of tweed. I swear. I can’t count how many house fires, stabbings and shootings I’ve covered.

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Column: Let’s punish people for flying the flag

You have a constitutional right to burn the American flag, just like you have a constitutional right to bear arms.

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Column: Boo!

I’m going to a Halloween party. My wife, Deborah, says we will dress as silent movie stars. I am supposed to shave my beard and wax my mustache into points.

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Column: A beautiful death

Men who believe in some version of Islam cut the throat of Fr. Jacques Hamel the way you’d cut the throat of a hog.