E.J. Dionne Jr.

01/29/2015 - 10:18pm

    The old culture war politics is dying but new culture wars are gathering force. The transformation of the battlefield will change our public life.

    The idea of a "culture war" was popularized by Pat Buchanan in his joyfully incendiary...

01/23/2015 - 3:28am

    You may think that government takes a lot of money from the wealthy and gives it to poor people. You might also assume that the rich pay a lot to support government while the poor pay a pittance.


01/23/2015 - 2:11am

    When he opened the 114th Congress, House Speaker John Boehner declared that "too many are working harder only to lose ground to stagnant wages and rising costs."

    Jeb Bush called the...

01/15/2015 - 5:06am

    Permit me to declare my bias: I came to revere community colleges for very personal reasons and learned to admire them because they are central to restoring social and economic mobility in our nation.


01/15/2015 - 4:49am

    This will be no ordinary Congress, so there are no ordinary ways for judging how effective it will be at governing.

     That is, in any event, a preposterous standard to hold up as a brand...

01/08/2015 - 8:21pm

    It is a mark of our pluralistic moment that I learned of an old joke among rabbis from the writings of a great Christian scholar, Jaroslav Pelikan.

    In his book "Jesus Through the Centuries,...

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