E.J. Dionne Jr.

05/21/2015 - 4:23pm

    Am I am the only person outside the Bush family who has a smidgen of empathy for Jeb Bush's roller-coaster ride in trying to answer a straightforward question: Was going to war in Iraq the right thing to do?

    It's hard to go much beyond...

04/30/2015 - 8:57pm

    The world's democracies, perhaps especially our own, face a peculiar set of contradictions that are undermining faith in public endeavor and unraveling old loyalties.

    There is a decline of...

04/30/2015 - 8:35pm

    Let us now praise Newt Gingrich. Yes, Newt Gingrich.

    There he was, the scourge of Big Government, on the op-ed page of The New York Times Wednesday calling for a doubling of the National...

04/23/2015 - 1:06pm

    In all of rock 'n' roll history, one of the most misguided if entirely memorable refrains came in an otherwise excellent 1965 song by The Who. "I hope I die before I get old," they declared in "My Generation." I doubt that many...

04/23/2015 - 11:21am

    Jim Brulte, California's Republican chairman, has sobering but useful words for his party's leaders and 2016 candidates: If they don't learn from what happened to the GOP here, they may doom themselves to repeating its decidedly unpleasant...

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...

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