August 2, 2016
Marc Dion, National Columnist
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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.”
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.
You have a constitutional right to burn the American flag, just like you have a constitutional right to bear arms.
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.
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.