E.J. Dionne Jr.

10/16/2014 - 4:11pm

    Are we spending our democracy into oblivion?

    This is the time of year when media scribblers bemoan how nasty political campaigns have become. The complainers are accused of a dainty form of historical ignorance by defenders of mud-slinging who...

09/25/2014 - 12:29pm

    There is something deeply satisfying about the troubles punditry is having in nailing down exactly what's happening in the 2014 elections.

    The careful statistical models keep gyrating on the...

09/25/2014 - 10:57am

    There was a moment in the last quarter-century when the Congress of the United States made the nation proud. It did so across all its usual lines of division: Republican and Democratic, conservative and liberal, hawk and dove.

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09/18/2014 - 4:29pm

    Over the last decade, the views of Americans on foreign policy have swung sharply from support for intervention to a profound mistrust of any military engagement overseas. Over the same period, political debates on foreign affairs have been bitter and polarized, defined by the...

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...

09/11/2014 - 2:00pm

    The missing component in the machinery of American politics has been moderate-to-liberal Republicanism, and the gears of government are grinding very loudly. You wonder if Kansas and Alaska have come up with a solution to this problem.

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