E.J. Dionne Jr.

10/16/2014 - 4:11pm

    Are we spending our democracy into oblivion?

    This is the time of year when media scribblers bemoan how nasty political campaigns have become. The complainers are accused of a dainty form of historical ignorance by defenders of mud-slinging who...

10/16/2014 - 1:26pm

    The clergy gathered in the second-floor conference room at the First Baptist Church here were pondering whether this midterm election might be different from other midterm elections.

    The five...

10/09/2014 - 3:19pm

    As Ken Burns' superb documentary on the Roosevelts reminded us, "Happy Days Are Here Again" is one of the most evocative anthems in the history of the Democratic Party. You have to ask: Why aren't the Democrats, and the country, singing it...

10/09/2014 - 3:07pm

    The beheadings of Jim Foley and Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State enraged and horrified the nation. But someone who knows her state down to the block and town green level said the killings were felt even more deeply here.

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10/02/2014 - 4:03pm

    Leaders can make decisions that signal big changes in the political, religious and ethical landscape. In naming Bishop Blase Cupich as the new archbishop of Chicago, Pope Francis did just that.

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10/02/2014 - 4:01pm

    When he announced his leave-taking last week, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke of Robert F. Kennedy as his inspiration for believing that the Justice Department "can and must always be a force for that which is right."

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