E.J. Dionne Jr.

07/31/2015 - 8:42pm

    So accustomed are we to highlighting the polarized nature of our politics that we often forget how many Americans decline to be painted in bright reds or bright blues. Among us, there are pinks and turquoises and even purples. And these voters will matter a great deal to the elections in 2016 and beyond....

07/03/2015 - 3:09pm

    Sometimes history speeds up. Rarely in our nation's 239 years of life has a single week brought such a surge of social change and such a sweeping set of challenges to past assumptions.

    The...

07/03/2015 - 2:39pm

    Advocates of a saner approach to guns need a new strategy. We cannot go on like this, wringing our hands in frustration after every tragedy involving firearms. We said "Enough" after Sandy Hook. We thought the moment for action had come. Yet...

06/25/2015 - 11:11am

    "He was a mystic and a pilgrim who lived in simplicity and in wonderful harmony with God, with others, with nature and with himself. He shows us just how inseparable is the bond between concern for nature, justice for the poor, commitment to society,...

06/25/2015 - 9:17am

    We Americans are exceptionally good at evasion when we want to be. Our skills in this sphere are particularly impressive on the matter of race and the subject of guns. Nonsense, you say. Have we not been talking about race and racism for our entire history...

06/19/2015 - 10:51am

    Between now and the 2016 election, we need to have a searching national debate over family values.

    It will not be about whether we as a country are for them. We are. What's required is a...

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