E.J. Dionne Jr.

12/18/2014 - 4:41am

    How often will President Obama come to House Speaker John Boehner's rescue even when Republican leaders aren't willing to give much in return? And does the president want to preside over a split in his party?

    These are among the...

11/27/2014 - 7:26pm

    Stay wide awake in the coming weeks. This is a historic moment when all of the divisions, misunderstandings and hatreds of President Obama's time in office have come to a head. We are in a different place than we were. We are also in a place we were...

11/27/2014 - 7:04pm

    President Obama will no doubt clash regularly with his newly empowered partisan adversaries in Congress. But the most important struggle in American politics over the next two years will be inside the Republican Party. And the person who can play a decisive...

11/20/2014 - 2:35pm

    Republican leaders in the House and Senate have made clear that they'll deploy every weapon in the legislative arsenal to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They'll try to chip away at the taxes that support it and abolish the mandates that make its...

11/20/2014 - 2:07pm

    House Speaker John Boehner has said that President Obama would "poison the well" for legislative action on immigration reform by unilaterally issuing executive orders. But how can you poison a well that has already been filled with partisan...

11/13/2014 - 3:46pm

    For Democrats, the 2014 election was not the 2010 Republican landslide. It was worse.

    Four years ago, the economy was still ailing and a new wave of conservative activism in the form of the tea...

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