E.J. Dionne Jr.

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 people who joyfully sang along with those lyrics 50...

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...

03/12/2015 - 6:18pm

    "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?"

    The title of Martin Luther King Jr.'s last book, published in 1967 after Selma and after the passage of the...

03/05/2015 - 7:25pm

    The mayor is proud to tout his work expanding access to pre-kindergarten programs, raising the minimum wage, and making two years of community college available to everybody. He talks admiringly about his city's ethnic diversity and stresses his...

02/26/2015 - 5:09pm

    After he won re-election last November, soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made two sets of comments reflecting the dueling impulses of the Republican Mind. Freud fans might refer to the superego, aka the conscience,...

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