E.J. Dionne Jr.

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 move against the Confederate battle flag in South...

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?

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05/21/2015 - 4:06pm

    Will we regard poverty as a haunting national problem, or will the focus groups continue to tell politicians of all stripes to talk only about the middle class because mentioning the poor is politically toxic?

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05/14/2015 - 7:36pm

    If Republicans are baffled by Hillary Clinton's persistent lead in the polls despite months of bad publicity, they need only examine the tensions on display in their party over the last few days.

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05/14/2015 - 7:04pm

    Prime Minister David Cameron's surprising success in winning an outright majority of seats in Britain's Parliament is the result of a paradox: The center in Britain held and flew apart at the same time.

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05/07/2015 - 4:11pm

    There are few moments of grace in our politics these days, especially where conflicts over religion are concerned. Last week, I witnessed one. Perhaps it was a mere drop in an ocean of suspicion and mistrust, but it was instructive and even encouraging....

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