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Mary McGrory About This Columnist
Mary McGrory, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post and, before that, The Washington Star, died April 21, 2004. She was 85. Her nationally syndicated column appeared in The Post until March 2003, when she suffered a stroke-like event that prevented her from continuing to write. Her most recent columns appear below.

Past Washington Post Columns
'The Saddest Loss' (Post, April 23, 2004)

Blossoms and Bombs (Post, March 16, 2003)

Tony Blair in the Doghouse (Post, March 13, 2003)

The 'Shock and Awe' News Conference (Post, March 9, 2003)

To My Very Persuasive Readers (Post, March 6, 2003)

Not a Week for Reality (Post, March 2, 2003)

Praying for Papal Intervention (Post, Feb. 27, 2003)

The Parade for President (Post, Feb. 23, 2003)

French Fashions (Post, Feb. 20, 2003)

Panic City, U.S.A. (Post, Feb. 16, 2003)

Shield Us From War (Post, Feb. 13, 2003)

Fuzzy-Headed on North Korea (Post, Feb. 9, 2003)

I'm Persuaded (Post, Feb. 6, 2003)

All Creatures Great and Small (Post, Feb. 2, 2003)

Humanitarian Warrior (Post, Jan. 30, 2003)

The Karl Rove Show (Post, Jan. 26, 2003)

'A River of Peaceful People' (Post, Jan. 23, 2003)

A Doctor's Certainty (Post, Jan. 19, 2003)

What About This Crisis? (Post, Jan. 16, 2003)

Silent on the Brink (Post, Jan. 12, 2003)

Opening Day in The Senate Spotlight (Post, Jan. 9, 2003)

John Edwards -- Luck of the Drawl (Post, Jan. 5, 2003)

Breaches Of Sense (Post, Jan. 2, 2003)

Bush's Moonshine Policy (Post, Dec. 29, 2002)

Distractions to Peace on Earth (Post, Dec. 22, 2002)

Boston's Rebel Priests (Post, Dec. 19, 2002)

Cruel Yule (Post, Dec. 15, 2002)

Lessons From a Leggy Linebacker (Post, Dec. 12, 2002)

A Lady to the End (Post, Dec. 8, 2002)

Kissinger for Christmas (Post, Dec. 5, 2002)

Peace Partners Keeping Hope Alive (Post, Dec. 1, 2002)

Giving Thanks for The Gift of Family (Post, Nov. 28, 2002)

Snoopers With Blind Spots (Post, Nov. 24, 2002)

Partial Peacenik (Post, Nov. 21, 2002)

Democrats in the Hub (Post, Nov. 17, 2002)

Signs of Democratic Life (Post, Nov. 14, 2002)

Apologies Are in Order (Post, Nov. 10, 2002)

Winning on the War (Post, Nov. 7, 2002)

No Luck With the Irish? (Post, Nov. 3, 2002)

The Real Deal (Post, Oct. 31, 2002)

Pit-Stop Presidency (Post, Oct. 27, 2002)

Urging Voters To Stay Home (Post, Oct. 24, 2002)

Unequal Opportunity for Tyrants (Post, Oct. 20, 2002)

Mistaken Patriots (Post, Oct. 17, 2002)

A Piazza Perspective on War and Bush (Post, Oct. 13, 2002)

Time to Talk (Post, Sept. 15, 2002)

Silence About Secrecy (Post, Sept. 12, 2002)

New Hampshire's Hot Race (Post, Sept. 8, 2002)

Standing My Ground (Post, Sept. 1, 2002)

Powell's Awkward Position (Post, Aug. 29, 2002)

A Bit Too Much Texas Swagger (Post, Aug. 25, 2002)

Condi Rice's Contribution (Post, Aug. 22, 2002)

Thanks to Sister Alice (Post, Aug. 18, 2002)

Giving the Country the Business (Post, Aug. 15, 2002)

Red-Faced Dems (Post, Aug. 11, 2002)

Shortcuts To Missile Defense (Post, Aug. 8, 2002)

Awaiting a Change Within the Church (Post, Aug. 4, 2002)

Hungry for Justice (Post, Aug. 1, 2002)

Ashcroft's Asterisks (Post, July 28, 2002)

The Senate's Drug Problem (Post, July 25, 2002)

Botox Fix (Post, July 21, 2002)

The Security Monster (Post, July 18, 2002)

The Insult to Ted (Post, July 14, 2002)

Out of Sight . . . (Post, July 11, 2002)

Changing the Subject (Post, July 7, 2002)

Life, Liberty, Ashcroft (Post, July 4, 2002)

Amtrak Melodrama (Post, June 30, 2002)

Standing by His 'Man of Peace' (Post, June 27, 2002)

The Bishops Come Up Short (Post, June 23, 2002)

Dirty-Bomb Politics (Post, June 20, 2002)

The Return of Judge Queen? (Post, June 16, 2002)

Louise Slaughter vs. the Mapmakers (Post, June 13, 2002)

The Bishops' Whistle-Blowing Lesson (Post, June 9, 2002)

Not to Worry (Post, June 6, 2002)

In Search of Makeovers (Post, June 2, 2002)

Hesitant Hawks (Post, May 30, 2002)

The Hush on Inquiries (Post, May 26, 2002)

The Man Behind The Memo (Post, May 23, 2002)

Lock-and-Load Ashcroft (Post, May 19, 2002)

Upstaged by Carter (Post, May 16, 2002)

The Cardinal in Court (Post, May 12, 2002)

The Kept Crusader (Post, May 9, 2002)

DeLay Diplomacy (Post, May 5, 2002)

The Push for A Prescription Plan (Post, May 2, 2002)

Democracy Takes a Hit (Post, April 28, 2002)

From Rome, A 'Limited Hangout' (Post, April 25, 2002)

Care on Wheels (Post, April 21, 2002)

Late and Lacking (Post, April 18, 2002)

'Nuancing' the Mideast Dilemma (Post, April 14, 2002)

The Queen Mum's Example (Post, April 11, 2002)

'West Wing' View (Post, April 7, 2002)

Speaking From The Sidelines (Post, April 4, 2002)

Shadows On the Church (Post, March 31, 2002)

McCain-Feingold Follies (Post, March 28, 2002)

Selling War or Making Peace? (Post, March 24, 2002)

Armed And Anxious (Post, March 21, 2002)

Too Many Comebacks (Post, March 17, 2002)

The Crusader Who Put The Boston Globe on the Map (Post, March 15, 2002)

Nuts About Nukes (Post, March 14, 2002)



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