E.J. Dionne Jr.

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 institutions.

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06/26/2016 - 3:00pm

    Where religion is concerned, Donald Trump's bigotry is his biggest problem, but his ignorance comes in a close second.

    We already know that Trump will say whatever he thinks will appeal to the crowd he...

06/22/2016 - 4:00pm

    A political crisis is usually preceded by an intellectual and moral crisis. Dominant ideas that once seemed to hang together lose their hold when they are exposed as contradictory and incoherent.

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06/20/2016 - 6:00pm

    The American people know extremism when they see it.

    This is very unfortunate for Donald Trump. And it is a nightmare for Republican leaders who see more clearly every day how his candidacy has become a trap...

06/15/2016 - 5:00pm

     It only compounded the horror that the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history called forth talking points that had been composed long before 50 innocents were murdered early Sunday.

    The immediate...

06/13/2016 - 6:00pm

    Hillary Clinton faces a strategic choice. She can concentrate on closing off Donald Trump's potential openings with the white working class. Or she can build large leads among more affluent voters, many of whom are moderate and see Trump as dangerous, extreme and...

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