E.J. Dionne Jr.

09/11/2014 - 2:43pm

    In 1937, Franklin Roosevelt went to Chicago to give one of the most celebrated speeches of his presidency. Pushing against isolationist sentiment, he condemned the "unjustified interference in the internal affairs of other nations" and "the invasion of alien territory in violation of...

08/10/2014 - 7:38pm

    Consider how our definition of "neighborliness" has evolved. Once upon a time, being neighborly meant "reaching out to the people who lived next door" by, among other things, "offering to watch the kids in a pinch."

    Now, "being '...

08/10/2014 - 7:32pm

    When does Congress become so embarrassed by its laughably low approval ratings that its leaders decide to pass laws to make our country a modestly better place? Is there a plain vanilla agenda that might pass muster across party lines?

    If you thought attitudes about...

08/07/2014 - 2:53pm

    If you attack the president repeatedly for law-breaking, executive overreach and deceiving the public and Congress, do you have an obligation to impeach him? This is the logical question Republicans are now trying to duck.

    There is a reason why impeachment is a big...

08/07/2014 - 2:38pm

    The central issue in this fall's elections could turn out to be a sleeper: What kind of Republican Party does the country want?

    It is, to be sure, a strange question to put to an electorate in which independents and Democrats constitute a majority. Yet there is no...

07/31/2014 - 8:50pm

    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as "an impartial guardian of the rule of law."

    By effectively gutting the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, two members of a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit...

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