E.J. Dionne Jr.

07/21/2014 - 1:27am

    Tragedies concentrate the mind.

    American politics was trundling along on its usual unserious and trivial trajectory when news of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine shook the world. Suddenly, the stakes in public life and foreign policy were very high.

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07/18/2014 - 1:00pm

    Here's the thing to watch in this year's campaign: Democrats are trying to be populists and pro-business moderates at the same time.

     The tea party's success in transforming the Republican Party is making this two-step possible as conservatism's...

07/14/2014 - 2:36am

    Glenn Beck says he has come under fierce attack from some of his fellow conservatives for a grave transgression.

    His crime? He announced plans to bring food, water, teddy bears and soccer balls to at least some of the tens of thousands of Central American children who...

07/10/2014 - 1:43am

    Some elections are contests between voters who are happy and voters who are not. This fall's elections are of a different sort: Since almost all the voters are unhappy with politics, the battle will be over which party gets the blame for dysfunction, inaction and disillusionment.

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07/03/2014 - 4:13pm

    It's not often that social and corporate conservatives come together, but the five right-of-center justices on the U.S. Supreme Court fashioned exactly this synthesis in their Hobby Lobby decision this week. In a religious freedom case related to birth control, the majority focused on the liberties of the...

06/26/2014 - 4:38pm

    "There is something a bit strange, there is something a bit unusual about a Republican primary that's decided by liberal Democrats."

    The words of Chris McDaniel, the tea party candidate vanquished in Mississippi's runoff on Tuesday by Sen. Thad...

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