E.J. Dionne Jr.

02/01/2016 - 6:27pm

    Politics sometimes moves with lightning speed and in a clear direction. The rise of the New Deal coalition in the midst of the Great Depression is an example of how fast things can change.

    But often, currents of anxiety and rage swirl below the surface....

01/12/2016 - 7:00pm

    This year's Republican presidential campaign is where hope and optimism go to die. Don't pretend that Donald Trump is an exotic outlier. His spirit haunts a party that can't get enough of gloom and fear.

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01/05/2016 - 11:00am

    The value of free advice is measured by what you pay for it, and Republicans don't usually ask me for mine.

    Nonetheless, the GOP's presidential race is one of the most fascinating political brawls in...

01/05/2016 - 12:00am

    At year's end, I want to offer a word to my conservative and libertarian readers whose patience I try regularly.

    Perhaps you read me to have someone to yell at, or in search of evidence for how dumb...

12/28/2015 - 8:00am

    There is an irony to the presidential candidacy of Bernie Sanders: The senator from Vermont is often cast as exotic because he calls himself a "democratic socialist." Yet the most important issue in politics throughout the Western democracies is whether the...

12/27/2015 - 4:00pm

    The narrative of Jesus' birth in Luke's Gospel has retained its power beyond the realm of believers because it renders one of the most peaceful moments in all of scripture: a gathering of angels and shepherds celebrating the "good news" and "...

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