E.J. Dionne Jr.

04/16/2015 - 5:41pm

    The problem with most discussions of political polarization is that they reach quickly for technical causes and solutions. Our politics are polarized, we are told, because of gerrymandered districts, the rise of opinionated media sources and party primaries closed off to independents or voters in the other...

03/26/2015 - 8:40pm

    Wednesday was a hard day for pro-Israel liberals.

    Some of the dejection arose from sheer surprise over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory, and especially the size of his margin. The...

03/26/2015 - 7:23pm

    Briefly, there seemed a chance we might have a cross-party discussion of the biggest economic problem the country faces: the vexing intersection of wage stagnation, declining social mobility and rising inequality.

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03/19/2015 - 2:23pm

    In September 2002, three Democratic congressmen visited Iraq in an effort to prevent a war they thought was a terrible idea.

    Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., said very little there, explaining...

03/12/2015 - 8:07pm

    It was disconcerting to watch Congress cheer wildly as a foreign leader, the prime minister of one of America's closest allies, trashed an American president's foreign policy. It was equally strange that the speaker of our House of Representatives...

03/12/2015 - 6:48pm

    It's a daunting challenge to spin the word "no" into a hopeful and forward-looking political battle cry.

    There are, of course, circumstances when negative...

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