E.J. Dionne Jr.

08/21/2014 - 6:17pm

    African-Americans are not alone in being horrified by the killing of Michael Brown. They are not alone in their concern over the police's behavior. And there's evidence that a large number of white Americans have still not fully formed their views on this tragedy. This means that how we discuss and debate the events in Ferguson, Mo., in the...

07/31/2014 - 8:36pm

    Paul Ryan is counting on this: Because he says he wants to preserve a safety net, speaks with concern about poor people and put out a 73-page report, many will elide over the details of the proposals he made last week in his major anti-poverty speech.

    The Wisconsin...

07/21/2014 - 1:27am

    Tragedies concentrate the mind.

    American politics was trundling along on its usual unserious and trivial trajectory when news of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine shook the world. Suddenly, the stakes in public life and foreign policy were very high...

07/18/2014 - 1:00pm

    Here's the thing to watch in this year's campaign: Democrats are trying to be populists and pro-business moderates at the same time.

     The tea party's success in transforming the Republican Party is making this two-step possible as conservatism's...

07/14/2014 - 2:36am

    Glenn Beck says he has come under fierce attack from some of his fellow conservatives for a grave transgression.

    His crime? He announced plans to bring food, water, teddy bears and soccer balls to at least some of the tens of thousands of Central American children who...

07/10/2014 - 1:43am

    Some elections are contests between voters who are happy and voters who are not. This fall's elections are of a different sort: Since almost all the voters are unhappy with politics, the battle will be over which party gets the blame for dysfunction, inaction and disillusionment.

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