E.J. Dionne Jr.

01/20/2017 - 8:45am

    Why is this inauguration different from any other?

    Let's start with the fact that most Americans are not happy that Donald Trump is about to become president. The Washington Post/ABC News poll this week found that Trump enters the Oval Office with the lowest favorable ratings since the question...

01/18/2017 - 12:00pm

    Sen. Ben Cardin used one of the oldest saws in politics to lay out an imperative for the coming Trump era. "It cannot be business as usual," Cardin said.

    He was talking primarily about Russia, but his statement stands on its own. Under the...

01/12/2017 - 8:00pm

    Let's try to get this straight. Donald Trump campaigned as the champion of lower-paid working people who deserve better than they have. Republicans have spent the Obama presidency complaining about high deficits and promising to cut them.

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01/10/2017 - 5:00pm

    Will Donald Trump deprive President Obama of what we have come to think of as a normal post-presidency, the relatively serene life of reflection, writing, philanthropy and high-minded speeches to friendly audiences?

    In recent decades, we have become...

01/03/2017 - 3:00pm

    The most important political task of 2017 transcends the normal run of issues and controversies. Our greatest obligation will be to defend democracy itself, along with republican norms for governing, and the openness that free societies require.

    To...

01/01/2017 - 12:00pm

    Gloom is a terrible way to ring out the old and despair is of no help in trying to imagine the new.

      So let us consider what good might come from the political situation in which we will find ourselves in 2017. Doing this does not require...

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