E.J. Dionne Jr.

07/29/2016 - 9:00pm

    After a raucous Republican convention nominated the very conservative Barry Goldwater in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson's campaign ran an advertisement quoting William Scranton, Pennsylvania's moderate governor, describing "Goldwaterism" as a "crazy-quilt collection of absurd and dangerous...

07/29/2016 - 5:00am

    The Donald Trump Family Reunion, formerly known as the Republican National Convention, illustrates how a once great political party now sees its main purpose as harnessing the opposition to the devil.

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07/19/2016 - 3:05am

    The Republican Party came to life as the bastion of "Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Speech, Free Men." It was a reformist party dedicated to stopping the spread of slavery and to fighting a "Slave Power" its founders saw as undermining free...

07/17/2016 - 7:00am

    The year's political cliche is that Americans will be choosing this fall between two of the most unpopular presidential candidates in our republic's history. Hillary Clinton is in the midst of a concerted effort to change that story line. And the not-so-distant...

07/10/2016 - 12:00am

    The haunting U2 lyric, "I still haven't found what I'm looking for," captures what many Americans seem to feel about politics in 2016. And a lot of us are looking backward.

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07/05/2016 - 5:00pm

    It is the birthright of all Americans to be patriotic in their own way, something worth remembering at a moment of great political division. Instead of challenging each other's love of country, we should accept that deep affection can take different forms....

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